COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

On June 30 Washington state has reopened under the Washington Ready plan. All industry sectors previously covered by the Roadmap to Recovery or the Safe Start plan (with the limited exceptions noted below) may return to usual capacity and operations.

2021 legislative session ends with historic wins for climate, COVID relief

Inslee statement on reports that Boeing intends to move 787 production to South Carolina

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on reports that the Boeing Company intends to move all 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina.

Inslee issues guidance for restarting essential workforce development programs

Gov. Jay Inslee issued guidance this week for restarting essential workforce development programs under the Safe Start Phase 1 recovery plan laid out earlier this week.

Inslee statement on closing of Intalco in Ferndale

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today in response to the news that Ferndale Intalco Works smelter will close by the end of July.

“We have a long-standing commitment to protecting manufacturing jobs, and I was sorry to hear about Intalco’s curtailment plans.

Inslee announces acting director for Washington State Lottery

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Marcus Glasper as acting director of Washington State Lottery. 

Swedish and SEIU 1199NW agree on new contracts for caregivers

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish have agreed on new contracts that cover over 7,700 represented employees of Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds.

Inslee and other governors send letter urging Trump to expand unemployment benefits

Gov. Jay Inslee joined the governors of Alaska, Illinois and Ohio today in urging the Trump administration to expand access to unemployment benefits as the impact of COVID-19 continues to disrupt the economy. 

The letter reads, in part:

Gov. Inslee statement on SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish Hospital negotiations

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on negotiations between SEIU Healthcare 1199NW and Swedish Hospital.

Inslee announces workers' compensation coverage to include quarantined health workers/first responders

Op-Ed: Fair overtime pay is needed in Washington

Inslee announces appointment of Lisa Brown as director of Washington State Department of Commerce

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Lisa Brown as director of the Washington State Department of Commerce today. Brown takes over from Brian Bonlender who served in that role for the past six years.

Inslee proposes broadband access for all

Inslee's State of the State: Washington's Unwritten Chapter

Inslee budget would link 100,000 students with career-connected learning opportunities by 2027

Maritime Blue: Washington’s strategy for a “Blue Economy”

Investing in Washington’s continuing success

Bilingual paraeducators bridge gap between student, teacher

One-stop job center connects military service members with employment

Washington prepares for workforce changes caused by automation, AI


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