You’re invited: 2014 Olympia Economic Symposium: Washington’s economy & Seattle’s minimum wage increase

You’ve probably seen the headlines: WASHINGTON’S ECONOMY ON THE REBOUND & SEATTLE’S MINIMUM WAGE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.  We invite you to come learn more about the stories behind those headlines.

On Thursday, October 30, ESD’s Labor Market and Performance Analysis (LMPA) office hosts the 2014 Olympia Economic Symposium.

Our keynote speaker will be Mark C. Long, Professor of Public Affairs and adjunct Professor of Economics at the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington. He’ll talk about Seattle’s minimum wage increase.

He’ll be joined by the director of LMPA, Cynthia Forland, who will speak on the state of Washington’s economy. Other topics include the state’s labor market, wage trends and using open-source data effectively.

Register online by October 24. Registration is free, but seating is limited. Find detailed event information at the Labor Market and Performance Analysis website.

Ryan Leisinger is an Assistant Deputy Director in Employment Security Department’s Information Technology division.

Advertisements

Mudslide and wildfires call ESD to duty

Employment Security employees may not hose down blazing wildfires or race to disaster scenes with first-responders, but they’re in the trenches during state emergencies. Whether for landslides, wildfires or other natural catastrophes, the agency often deploys employees to disaster scenes to help victims. Continue reading