wage http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-metro-area-ranks-1st-new-jobs-2nd-wage-growth <p>It appears the going is good for the working man in the Puget Sound area.&nbsp;</p><p>The Seattle metro area saw the most new jobs last month, and the second largest wage growth in recent years in spite of the financial crisis, according to new reports.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:34:58 +0000 Martha Kang 9896 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Metro Area Ranks 1st for New Jobs, 2nd for Wage Growth Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs http://www.kplu.org/post/study-seattle-women-paid-more-lower-paying-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women who work for the city of Seattle earn more money than men in some jobs. The reverse is true for other jobs. The problem is the classes of jobs in which women earn more are lower-paying than the ones in which men earn more, according to</span><a href="http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/launching-a-gender-justice-initiative/?utm_source=rss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=launching-a-gender-justice-initiative" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">&nbsp;a new study</a>&nbsp;conducted by the city's own Personnel Department.&nbsp;</p><p>The study compared the wages of workers by gender in 871 job classes.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">While there was some inequity between women and men within the same job classes, the larger disparity involved men earning more in higher-paying jobs, according to the report&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">first reported by&nbsp;</span><a href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/07/16/report-confirms-that-seattle-pays-female-city-employees-less-than-men-for-the-same-type-of-work" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Stranger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer & Hayat Norimine 9354 at http://www.kplu.org Study: In Seattle, Women Paid More in Lower-Paying Jobs Mexican Consulate hosting free labor rights workshops http://www.kplu.org/post/mexican-consulate-hosting-free-labor-rights-workshops <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984146.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-984146.mp3</a></p><p>Latino workers struggling with issues of fair wages, harassment and safety in the workplace are getting help this week from an unlikely source. The Mexican government is sponsoring workshops in Seattle and other cities to help those workers understand their rights.</p><p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:34:37 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2480 at http://www.kplu.org Mexican Consulate hosting free labor rights workshops