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.” Seattle declared its homelessness a state of emergency in 2015, with soaring costs of living and congestion of public services considered the foremost catalysts for the rising homeless rate. Put another way, the city council of Seattle forgot who is really in charge in 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.


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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! Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in US city TBD. Amazon HQ2 will cost $5 billion and eventually house up to 50,000 Amazon staff, Amazon said in a press release.

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. Working In Seattle And Portland. The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle has become the foundation for regional international trade strategies. Living In Seattle And Portland.

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. All employees, regardless of whether they are temporary, part-time or full-time have the right to paid sick/safe leave under this law if they work in Seattle on an “occasional basis,” or more than 240 hours within a calendar year.

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 SeattleThe post The Best Cities for Millennials to Settle Down appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Choosing a place to call home for the long-term is never easy, especially when you are just beginning to sink your teeth into your chosen career field.

2015 100

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!) Press Room Dream Big Coaching Services selected "top career coach" by Seattle Metropolitan magazine!

2008 107

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. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices.

2010 113

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. 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.

2009 100

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. --. The company where the CEO decided to make 70K the minimum salary for all. Then experienced what happens when you make an arbitrary decision without seeing the rest of the game. The high performers didn't like it.

2015 108

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. percent unemployment rate in February and an average salary of $51, 850, Seattle has plenty of opportunities for new graduates, and nightlife to match. and Seattle, except with better weather.

2014 253

Protecting Yourself: Safety Tips For Uber Drivers


The button’s currently available in 250 select cities and counties in the US, including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix, and San Diego. Roughly 3 million people drive for ride-sharing company Uber, and make an average of $364 a month , Market Watch reports.

2020 151

Everyone You Meet is Both Your Teacher and Your Student

Ms. Career Girl

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1992 and graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

2021 160

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. As you should expect from a Gen X'er, it's related to the grunge scene that stated in the state of Washington, with a critical mass in Seattle. We visited the Experience Music Project (EMP) that's located in Seattle Center around the Space Needle.

2016 110

Twelve 2021 Book Debuts To Add to Your Reading List

Ms. Career Girl

College admissions season at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Academy has always been filled with ambitious students and parents competing for acceptance to top-tier universities. One thing on everyone’s new year resolution list should have been to read more!

2021 242

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.

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. It seems that Seattle’s mayor, a big advocate of the $15 minimum, had gotten a heads-up on the impending negative study and asked the Berkeley group to weigh in. Seattle Weekly called it “an object lesson in how quickly data can get weaponized in political debates like Seattle’s minimum wage fight.”.

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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. Using your Model Request for Separation After Filing a Complaint, I was able to successfully get HR to remove me from direct reporting to my bully manager. Thank you!!” ” – R.L., We LOVE feedback of every kind.

2017 100

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. What do I write on my resume and LinkedIn profile? Does it make me seem less professional to leave for my husband’s opportunity? Thank you, Indira.

2015 144

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. I’m still smarting over my beloved Seahawks stolen Super Bowl against the Steelers. Yet here we are again… ready to take on the Broncos. Sweet, sweet redemption. Except for that Richard Sherman stuff.

2014 121

Insights about China I Gained as an American Journalist

Ms. Career Girl

Dori, based in the Seattle area, is a former journalist and author of eight books. Why should any of us look behind the next hill, or across the border, or across the ocean, into the warm living rooms of people who don’t look or think or talk as we do?

2020 207

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. For those ready to graduate this spring, have you decided where you’re going to live? Though staying in your hometown or college town does have its benefits – relocating can open you up to much more career opportunities.

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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. At company parties, I want to be able to bring my husband without whispers. Having benefits for my husband is important too. At the same time, my personal life will never get in the way of my job performance.

2012 124

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. Senators around the nation have been voting favorably for legislation that mandates paid sick time off for ill employees. San Francisco and Washington, DC have already passed the laws and Connecticut appears to be next.

2011 158

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,

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. Even for a person who is fortunate enough to decide on a career early there can many obstacles and stumbles along the way. Take my situation for example.

2012 136

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. We also nicknamed this the Hobbit bathroom because it looks like an underground house out of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 children's book The Hobbit. The chimney-like tubes sticking up are skylights.

2008 100

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. Among other survival techniques, the native Americans taught the settlers how to nurse their babies on clam juice. To a mother like me, if this isn’t survival of the fittest, then I don’t know what is.

2008 100

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 85

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. Last week, Indiana Governor, Mike Pence privately signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act “RFRA” into law. The law is under scrutiny for overwhelming concerns that it could allow a path to discrimination against gay people.

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 72

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. From Mumbai to Hungary and everywhere in between, Mia begins to finally realize her purpose in life and when it’s time to return to Seattle, she’ll have to decide whether she wants to jump back into her old life or follow her new passion.

2019 217

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. Choosing drinks that go well with a certain food isn’t something that most people spend much time thinking about, but they do it anyway. For example, a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day would probably taste great with barbequed foods from the grill but terrible with soup.

2018 124

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. Ji-Won Kim, Lilian Park, Jean Yi and Jongjin An worked as desk and gate agents for the airline at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which has daily Delta flights to South Korea.

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. Ji-Won Kim, Lilian Park, Jean Yi and Jongjin An worked as desk and gate agents for the airline at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which has daily Delta flights to South Korea.

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. Recruiters are wonderful people. But like every other position, there are great recruiters, good ones and not so good ones. This is a (true) story about the not so good ones.

2011 141

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? A recent trend finds employers providing more frequent raises for a good number of reasons. Most of all, it seems to work!

2014 135

Getting the best career information: Meet new people

Career Key

For example, Seattle has an excellent web portal for finding networks in different careers, called the Seattle Networking Guide. If I was interested in graphic design, under the “ Arts and Culture ” section I would find a link there to the Seattle Graphic Artists Guild, which holds monthly networking lunches. For example, try “seattle networking groups” Narrow your search to the career you are targeting for research (e.g.

2008 100

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. The post The Latest Resource For Supercharging Your Resume appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Are you one of the 59% that use Microsoft Word to create and update your resume?

2016 110

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? There are probably as many different ways to answer that question as there are independent authors. We are all unique individuals, coming from different backgrounds, with our own stories, traveling our own journeys, with varied outlooks and dreams.

2019 138

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. . If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: - Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! Small businesses are going to fail! The business world will have to pass along costs to consumers! MSNBC libs - This is a living wage, people.

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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. Of course, you won't see Dolly Parton pulling through a Jack's in Seattle like I did in Nashville in 2006.