Matt Zimmerman was named Washington State University’s registrar following a national search, provost Dan Bernardo announced Thursday, July 19.
Zimmerman has served as interim university registrar since July 2017.
“It has been a pleasure to serve as interim registrar for the past year, and I am very honored that WSU has provided me the opportunity to serve as registrar,” Zimmerman says. “I look forward to leading the Registrar’s Office in our mission to compassionately implement university policy and procedures, and to provide innovative support to WSU students and faculty.”
Andrew Simon Shows Employers How They Are Missing The Boat on Hiring
In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway.
“A divided country” is a prevalent theme in America today, and simultaneously many business leaders find the need for their employees to work well together has never been more important – or perhaps more challenging.
For the first time in modern history, the workforce consists of four and sometimes five generations within a single company. That age/experience difference can lead to varied ways of looking at things – and also varied ways in which co-workers perceive those from another generation. Research by firms that explore office interaction reveals generation gaps in areas such as communication style, goals, adaptation to change and technical skills.
Lyft Partners with Guild Education and Becomes First Gig-Economy Company to Provide Access To Education Services to Contractors
Guild Education, an education benefits company,and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a partnership that will offer Lyft drivers in Seattle the opportunity to further their education. This is a first-of-its-kind program designed specifically for the sharing economy.
Four King County economic development partners—the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC), and the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond—have joined together to promote the Greater Seattle Region to foreign-owned companies interested in investing in the United States at the upcoming SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC. They will join the Washington State Department of Commerce in promoting Washington State, and in particular Seattle-King County, as a great place for international companies to do business and grow jobs.
The SelectUSA Investment Summit, scheduled for June 18-20, 2017, is driven primarily by the US Department of Commerce and other federal government agencies as a premier venue for US economic development organizations to share investment opportunities directly with international investors. Continue reading “Economic Development Partners Travel to Washington, D.C. to Recruit Foreign-Owned Companies to the Greater Seattle Region”
Job Fair, Film Screening and Summit Planned to Inspire Employment for People with Criminal Backgrounds in Puget Sound
WHAT: The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation (DKB Foundation) will host two days of events to demonstrate the benefits for businesses, individuals and society when people with criminal backgrounds are given employment opportunities. With the support of Northwest icon Dave’s Killer Bread (the rebel organic baker that employs nearly 100 people with criminal backgrounds at its Oregon bakery), the DKB Foundation is partnering with FareStart, the IF Project, Mod Pizza, Uber, National Employment Law Project and the City of Seattle to cultivate a dialogue around the potential in people with backgrounds and the ability of businesses to create positive change by offering them jobs.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, 2017
WHERE: All events held at: WithinSodo, 2916 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, Wash.
DETAILS: Second Chance Job & Resource Fair Wednesday, June 7 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Recently, after five years of study and review, the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Millennium Bulk Terminal project in Longview that contains an allegation that the maximum 16 potential train trips (8 trains entering and leaving the facility) providing service to the facility would increase the potential cancer risk for members of a Longview neighborhood. Alliance spokeswoman Mariana Parks released the following statement regarding this allegation – which was made for the first time in this final EIS:
How to Work with Transgender People in a Respectful Way
In our current political conversations about transgender rights, bathrooms and locker rooms are getting all of the attention but in the workplace, the respectful inclusion of transgender employees goes well beyond the bathroom. Working with employers who have had experiences with openly transgender employees in the workplace, has generated some important lessons learned that may be helpful to others looking to ensure compliant and inclusive practices. Continue reading “Transgender in the Workplace: Beyond the Bathroom”