Amazon Flexes Muscles, Eliminates Occupational Tax in Seattle in One Month.

The HR Capitalist

Less than a month after unanimously passing a contentious tax on big business, Seattle’s city council has voted to repeal the so-called “head tax.” Put another way, the city council of Seattle forgot who is really in charge in Seattle.

BOOM: Amazon Announces Intent to Build Second HQ in a City Outside of Seattle.

The HR Capitalist

I'll leave you with this - if you have any doubt of the economic impact of the Amazon HQ2, take a look at the numbers in the chart below related to their presence in Seattle. . Damn!

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International Relations Careers In Seattle-Portland

Career Realism

Portland and Seattle, two of the most culturally and economically-diverse cities in the world, offer fantastic opportunities for professionals interested in the field of International Relations. We can’t stress enough how strong the local economies are in Portland and Seattle.

Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar Drivers Vote to Form Union in Seattle


Drivers in Seattle vote to form App-Based Drivers’ Association. Seattle based drivers for transportation companies who use apps to schedule passenger pick-up have voted to form an association which will assist in them in work related discussions with companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The Seattle Times is reporting that about 200 drivers with assistance from the Teamsters union have voted to form an association called the App Based Driver Association.

Seattle’s New Paid Leave Law


All employers who employ at least five full-time employees (in any city or state) and have at least one employee who performs work within the City of Seattle must soon comply with Seattle’s Sick/Safe Leave law.

This Blog Has Moved! Please Note The New URL


Personally Speaking career coach career consultant job search coach Seattle career coach Seattle job search coach . . After nine years with Typepad, I''ve moved the life@work blog to the Dream Big Coaching website. It is now simply the Dream Big Coaching blog. You can find it at [link]. Head on over there now, bookmark it and subscribe to new posts via email or RSS. A New Look for Dreaming Big. Dream Big Coaching has a fresh, new look and the blog is up again with new posts.

2014 100

The Best Cities for Millennials to Settle Down

Ms. Career Girl

Seattle, WA. Seattle ranks high on several different lists out there, mainly for its accessibility/walkability and vibrant nightlife. Life After College Austin best cities Denver Las Vegas millennials Portland Seattle

2015 130

How to Be Happier in the Next 30 Minutes


» How to Be Happier in the Next 30 Minutes I have a cold, little motivation for doing much of anything productive, and my kids' school district canceled classes today because it's supposed to (not that it has yet) snow two inches this morning (only in Seattle!)

2008 139

Back from a Successful Cannexus Conference

Career Key

Because I live in Seattle, the grey weather did not scare me. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog.

2010 148

Bad Work Days in Perspective

Career Key

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Bad Work Days in Perspective Sitting on a Seattle (see the Space Needle in the distance) beach with my family this weekend, I had the pleasure of watching lots of people soaking up the sun and BBQing in the park.

2009 130

DREAM JOB(?): You Can Be The HR Pro That Pulls the Company With a 70K Minimum Salary Out of the Crapper.

The HR Capitalist

This is the job posting for the HR Manager job for Gravity Payments in Seattle. If you're a HR Manager in the Seattle area, this job is available. My readers are smart. From Steve: "Is there an HR Pro in the house?" Uh, no: HR Manager [link]. Steve. --.

2015 140

5 Hot Cities for Recent College Graduates Entering the Workforce

Career Alley

Seattle. The social atmosphere in Seattle is different than really anywhere else in the country; it’s very young with the highest population of 18 to 24 year-olds, has the second highest bar per capita rating and is environmentally conscious. and Seattle, except with better weather.

The Difference Between Nirvana and Pearl Jam Was The Teams They Hired To Support Them.

The HR Capitalist

We took advantage of some work travel I had and took 6 days to drive from Napa to Seattle, moving from the Russian River valley in NoCal up Highway 1 in California, to the mountains of Oregon before finishing the trip in Seattle.

2016 158

UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals.

The HR Capitalist

There’s bad news from Seattle for advocates of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law. The Seattle study met a furious counterattack from proponents of a $15 minimum.

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Will Amazon Go Kill Jobs? Oh, Probably


Amazon Go, currently being tested in one Seattle area grocery store and only available to Amazon employees, works like this: shoppers tap their […] Source. Recently Amazon announced that it would test a new product meant to allow shoppers to skip long lines in stores and pay on their phones without going through a complicated online transaction.

We appreciate your trust in us

Sklover Working Wisdom

Seattle, WA. Lately we have received a lot of wonderful feedback. hope you don’t mind our sharing one of them with you: “Hi, Al, I cannot thank you enough for helping me escape my bully boss. The last nine months of my life have been a living nightmare.

2017 130

Relocating for a Spouse

Careers Done Write

You can include a very simple one-line statement for your last position, such as: “Resigned position due to a family relocation from Seattle to Phoenix.” Dear Deb: I am leaving a job and relocating to a new state because my husband has a new job.

2015 188

Zillow Just Swallowed a 130M Settlement For Hiring Two Execs From a Competitor.

The HR Capitalist

More from The Seattle Times : "Zillow, the Seattle online real-estate information company, will pay $130 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that two executives it hired from rival Move Inc. Yes, that Zillow. You love the app. You love cutting out the middleman of real estate.

2016 109

Straight Talk About Trash Talk


I am a DIE-HARD Seattle sports fan. In baseball, I’ve supported the Seattle Mariners since the 90’s, even through that awful Ichiro trade to the Yankees. With only seconds left on the clock, Seattle kept the lead and earned their Super Bowl spot.

2014 156

Top 10 Cities For New Grads

Resume Bear

Seattle, WA – Seattle offers a reasonable median rent ($942) with a good media income ($33,372). As for jobs, Seattle has space for clean technology and life sciences, and is the hub for Amazon, which posted over 1,900 job ads.

2012 247

What can I do in my job search to find a company that is a match for me?

Careers Done Write

Seattle, WA. You can add to that “Seattle” to the search bar and find resources for your region. Dear Deb: I am gay and it is really important for me to work for a company that accepts me. I have no intention of hiding who I am.

2012 161

Beach Getaway? Check Out These 2019 Summer Beach Reads

Ms. Career Girl

Mia West is happy with her picture-perfect life as an apprentice baker in Seattle… and then her boyfriend tells her he needs space. When you’re a working woman, sometimes nothing is better than time off, in peace and quiet with a great new book.

2019 283

Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean.

How to Begin Your Career as an Independent Author

Ms. Career Girl

In the sixties and seventies, I attended Clark University and lived in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Seattle doing the hippie/peace/love/protest thing. How do I begin a career as an independent author?

2019 211

Realistic meets Artistic beautifully.

Career Key

I couldn't resist posting this photo I took of this beautiful park bathroom in Lincoln Park in Seattle. The Realistic personality type (architect, engineer) meets the Artistic personality type in true WPA Project (1930s) fashion. Unusual personality combinations like this can work out well.

2008 130

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Ms. Career Girl

The cities of New York, San Francisco, and Seattle have plans to stop work-related travel to Indiana. The post Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Drink Pairing Made Easy: How to Pair Drinks with Any Meal

Ms. Career Girl

Here are some pairings suggested by the sommelier at Seattle’s Purple Café: Dim Sum: The heat in this Beijing-style dish can be anywhere from mild to intense.

2018 168

A Little Perspective on Survival of the Fittest

Career Key

Walking on Seattle’s Alki Beach this morning, I came across several markers commemorating the first white settlers landing in Seattle during a November storm in 1851. And then think about Seattle in November.

2008 130

Let's Break Down the Korean Gate Agent Claim Vs. Delta Airlines.

The HR Capitalist

In case you missed it last week, four former Seattle-based Delta Air Lines employees filed a lawsuit against the company, saying they were fired for speaking Korean.

The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

No, quantities aren’t limited, but you’ll want to get moving so that you can be among the first to benefit from some of their stated goals of helping you: Land a job in hot markets like New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

2016 165

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

The HR Capitalist

The recent moves at Gravity Payments in Seattle make for a nice case study in the unintended consequences of raising the wage floor beyond what the market truly bears. .

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The Best and Worst Markets For HR Managers.

The HR Capitalist

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA . Had a client at Kinetix ask me last week where in the US I would build out a presence if my goal was to hire capable software developers with limited competition. Made me think that would be an interesting question for HR positions as well. With that in mind, here's the best and worst markets to be an HR Manager in America, with data pulled from Wanted Analytics.

2017 82

Giving Women The Courage to Negotiate Salary

Competitive Resumes

Aubrey mentioned the Seattle company Textio CEO Kieran Synder , who put statistical data around “aggressive” on a woman’s performance review would lead to more negative readings compared to men.

2016 142

Tattoos and Body Piercing in Corporate America

Resume to Referral

Judging by this thread in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the debate concerning body piercings and tattoos in corporate America is a touchy subject with jobseekers. One comment from a gal working in the legal industry indicated that the 30+ tattoos she sports don’t affect her ability to do her job, nor deter from her professionalism. She stated,

12 Things No One Told Me Before I Tossed My Cap

Ms. Career Girl

She lives in Seattle with the guy who told her he loved her at graduation years ago. It’s Graduation Season, when mortarboards soar and new professionals take wing into the workforce.

2018 223

NASHVILLE - What Happens When An Employment Market Becomes Too Cool For School.

The HR Capitalist

Seattle - $75,283. Also, if you ruled out the west coast as a professional living in Nashvegas, you might want to look again, because your standard of living is similar to those who live in San Diego, Seattle and yes, Los Angeles.

Recruiters: I am not responsible for your tracking database

Cube Rules

Long story short, we moved from Seattle, WA, to Wisconsin in December, 2009, and she is happily employed here and I’ve got a consulting gig as well. About a contract position in — you guessed it — Seattle, WA, while we’re now living in Wisconsin.

2011 184

Future of Work

Sklover Working Wisdom

a web-based designer and retailer of clothing for moms, babies and kids, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. — Anyone want a raise EVERY MONTH? —. What would motivate you more: A raise once every three years, or a raise once every three months? Did I really need to ask you that question?

2014 176

A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know

Career Realism

The past weekend, I attended a gathering of career thought leaders in Seattle, WA, and found this to be an incredibly insightful experience. Usually, résumé writers and career coaches are so busy with clients that we don’t often have the opportunity to sit down and discuss observations, as well as. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search career advice career expert career question CAREEREALISM job search

2010 87

Paid Sick Days Bill Gains Momentum


Steam is picking up for paid sick days in Philadelphia, Seattle, Denver and Georgia. The U.S. government is finally coming around to a simple concept: no employee should have to choose between their health and their income.

2011 205

Changing Careers After 10 Years? Consider Becoing a Chiropractor


Well, eight years into practice as a Seattle chiropractor, I ran into a colleague at a special event held at the Columbia Tower. Choosing the right career path can be one of the most difficult decisions a person can make in their lives.

2012 176

Rudest city in America: congrats, you won?

Resume Bear

I’m sorry to say my own Seattle ranked 16 of the top 20 “rudest” cities ranked. I don’t know how that stands recently, but I’m lobbying for Seattle to work a bit harder on its manners so WE can turn that “impolite” ranking around.

Protesters in Boston are setting off fireworks all night every night. And it’s working.

Penelope Trunk

Grace just moved here so she didn’t have to do lockdown alone, in Seattle. Right after George Floyd was killed, there were fireworks in my neighborhood. All night long. I live in Roxbury, on a sliver of Boston between two gang territories. So I assumed the noise was gunshots.

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