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Washington leaders announce $2.7 million federal grant to increase apprenticeship opportunities

OLYMPIA – Hundreds of Washington workers will have opportunities for job-based apprenticeships, thanks to a new $2.7 million federal grant the state will receive over the next 18 months. Washington state and federal leaders announced today that the U.S.

Inslee announces Tracy Guerin as director of Department of Retirement Systems

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Tracy Guerin as director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems. Guerin now serves as deputy director of the Office of Financial Management, the state’s budget office.

Inslee issues state directive for LGBTQ Inclusion and Safe Places Initiative

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued a directive launching a Safe Place WA initiative to promote LGBTQ inclusion practices and policies throughout state government. 

Inslee statement on Lamb Weston announcement of 125 new jobs in the Tri-Cities

Inslee statement on Lamb Weston announcement of 125 new jobs in the Tri-Cities  

Inslee takes action to address challenges in behavioral health care workforce

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, in partnership with the Health Workforce Council, will evaluate current and projected workforce shortages in behavioral health.

Inslee statement on Alcoa's announcement that it will retain over 500 jobs at its Ferndale facility

“I am so pleased that our efforts to work with Alcoa to keep more than 500 jobs in Washington has paid off. My office has engaged in regular discussions with the company, and I personally met with Alcoa executives in March to find solutions that would keep facilities operational.

Inslee signs executive order related to reducing recidivism and increasing public safety

Gov. Jay Inslee today, in recognition of National Reentry Week, signed an executive order to better support the successful transition of people leaving prison and returning to their communities.

Inslee announces Life Science and Global Health Sector Workforce Panel

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the creation of the Life Science and Global Health Workforce Panel to strengthen and expand the sector in Washington.

Inslee announces $2.2 million in new YouthWorks grants

Inslee announces John Thornquist to lead Office of Aerospace

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that John Thornquist will head the Office of Aerospace, leading the state’s efforts to develop and grow Washington’s powerhouse $70 billion-plus aerospace industry sector.

Statement from Inslee regarding Alaska Air Group acquisition of Virgin America

“We all have reason to celebrate today's news that one of Washington's world-class companies, Alaska Airlines, continues to grow, innovate and invest in our state.

Inslee helps secure federal assistance for Alcoa curtailment in Wenatchee and Ferndale

Washington selected as one of six states for workforce training initiative

The NGA Center for Best Practices today announced that six states—IndianaIowaMontanaNew HampshireUtah and Washington—will participate in the 2016 Policy Acad

Federal apprenticeship grants will help Washington high-tech workers

OLYMPIA — A new $5 million federal grant awarded to Washington today will expand technology job opportunities for women, minorities, veterans and others in the state. The U.S.

Governor Inslee applauds President Obama's support for improvements to employment and training programs

President signs Sen. Murray’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Governor Inslee announces new training and support for long-term unemployed workers

Nearly 1,100 long-term unemployed will receive training and support to help them land jobs in high-demand fields through a new $6 million National Emergency Grant, Gov. Jay Inslee and the Employment Security Department announced today.

Governor's new YouthWorks initiative creates internships and work experience for thousands of students

Inslee joins students, businesses and partners to announce $1.9 million in funding

State of the State 2014: Governor Inslee calls on legislators to invest in education, finish work on transportation, and boost minimum wage

Governor-Elect Jay Inslee announces new slate of appointments

OLYMPIA - At today’s Legislative Preview hosted by the Associated Press, Governor-Elect Jay Inslee introduced the newest five members of his Administration, including the new heads of the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Inslee rolls out Working Washington Agenda

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today put forward a plan for revitalizing Washington's economy, creating jobs and ensuring we have workers with the knowledge and skills to fill those jobs.


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