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November 6, 2013 at 11:21 AM

People need the opportunity to get a job

American workers lead to a bright American future All of the conservative, Republican, tea party people feel that poor people, who might need some help getting their lives together, just want to bury their snouts in the trough of free benefits forever. I don’t believe that for a moment. Yes, there are times when people, through no…


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September 26, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers

How low can you go? I was struck by the presentation of the “no” position in the minimum-wage debate. [“Should fast-food chains pay a ‘living wage’?”, Opinion, Sept. 21.] It makes sense that entry-level positions are just that: for people entering the job market, learning to be reliable and able to follow directions. But this sensible…


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May 13, 2013 at 7:06 AM

State workforce-development programs

Invest more in workforce programs Each year, workforce programs in our state help thousands of laid-off workers and others who are unemployed get better-paying jobs and, in the process, stimulate our economy at a rate that far exceeds the state’s public investment [“Workforce development is not a cure for unemployment,” Opinion, May 6]. So imagine our grave…


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May 10, 2013 at 6:02 AM

More visas issued as U.S. technology grads struggle to find work

Competition, not citizenship, drives tech industries It is tough to pinpoint whether companies such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google bring in people with H-1B visas with the intention of getting the same quality of work for cheaper wages as they would get from a US. college graduate [“Do visas for skilled foreigners shut out U.S. tech…


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March 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Seattle’s job boom not a product of conservative thinking

Seattle is successful economically and culturally Scott Santos believes that if only Seattle had lower taxes and was more Red State-like we’d do even better economically [“Upturn in spite of liberal politics,” Northwest Voices, March 27]. Well, Mr. Santos, beliefs are not facts, no matter how tightly you hold to them. The facts do say that…


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March 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Seattle’s job boom challenges GOP’s economic policies

City would benefit from less taxation, bureaucracy, waste The notion that Seattle’s economic upturn is a result of its heavy taxation and liberal political climate is ludicrous. Danny Westneat’s premise is that because Seattle’s economy is improving, the fiscal ideology and political leadership must be good [“Seattle’s an inconvenient truth to GOP,” NWSunday, March 24]. The…


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