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May 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Jill Biden, Sally Jewell to lead Seattle summit on working families

Updated Wednesday at 5:54 a.m. with RSVP link:

WASHINGTON — Second Lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will lead a summit in Seattle Thursday on working families, in advance of a national dialogue scheduled for next month on how employers and employees can thrive together.

The panel discussion at Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall will feature executives from six local companies on ways to recruit and retain workers, flexibility for working parents and creative ways to stay competitive.

The event part of the June 23 national White House Summit on Working Families organized by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.

The participating Seattle companies are Alaska Airlines; Tom Douglas Restaurants; PATH, a global-health nonprofit; McKinstry, a design and building firm; Moz, a web analytics company; and REI, the outdoor-apparel and equipment company formerly headed by Jewell.

The event will start at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

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