Office of Economic Development Seattle Jobs Initiative Records, 1995-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
Title
Office of Economic Development Seattle Jobs Initiative Records
Dates
1995-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.2 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
2105-04
Summary
Records of a project to help low-income residents obtain living wage jobs.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Office of Economic Development (OED) was created in 1972 as part of the Department of Community Development to provide information to businesses expanding or relocating in Seattle. Its main efforts consisted of business development and capital investment, business assistance and advisory services, business liaison, special projects, and research.

In 1992 the City Council reorganized the functions of the Department of Community Development and established the Economic Development Transition Project. This project was assigned responsibility to contract for services to manage the City's business loan programs and to develop and recommend a strategy for the City's economic development programs.

OED was reorganized into the Executive Department in 1993. Its assigned functions included coordination of programs and policies related to the support of a diversified economy, livable wage jobs, access to education, job training and self-employment opportunities, and increased capacity for local neighborhood revitalization. OED administered the City's business loan programs, including loans funded by Urban Development Action Grants, the Neighborhood Business Development Loan Program, Washington State Development Loan Funds, the Seattle Small Business Lenders Association, and Community Development Block Grants.

The Office negotiated and administered contracts with organizations engaged in the provision of economic development services. Additional functions included the implementation of Community Development Block Grant contracts, as well as administration of federal, state, and local grants such as Central Seattle Neighborhood Special Purpose Grants, Economic Development Administration Planning Grants, the Southeast Opportunity Fund, and the Southeast Good Neighbor Fund. OED provided staff support to the City's Industrial Development Corporation, which issued industrial revenue bonds to provide low-interest financing for private business investment in Seattle. The Office also assumed responsibility for staffing the Mayor's Small Business Task Force and administering certain contracts. The director was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.

Seattle Jobs Initiative began in 1995 when Seattle, along with five other cities, was chosen by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) as a part of its Jobs Initiative program. Mayor Rice created a partnership with AECF and the Office of Economic Development (OED) to create the Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI), which combined job-skills training and support services with employer involvement to connect low-income individuals with living wage jobs. Launched as a program of OED in 1997, SJI spun off from the City in January 2003, established itself as an independent nonprofit organization and continues to function as a workforce development intermediary.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of a project that provided job training, support services and placement for low-income residents. Records include subject files, grant files, reports, training files and contractor information.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Jobs Initiative Records , Record Series 2105-04. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Files, 1995-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Annie E. Casey Foundation Information
1995
1/2
Annie E. Casey Foundation Seattle Jobs Initiative Planning Grant
1997-1998
1/3
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase I 4th Quarter
1998
1/4
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase II 1st Quarter Deliverables and final Phase I
1998
1/5
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase II 2nd Quarter
1998
1/6
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase II 3rd Quarter
1998-1999
1/7
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase II 4th Quarter
1999
1/8
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Phase III Contract Planning
1999
1/9
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase III 1st Quarter
1999
1/10
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase III 2nd Quarter
1999
1/11
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase III 3rd Quarter
2000
1/12
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase III 4th Quarter
2000
1/13
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase IV 1st Quarter
2000
1/14
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase IV 2nd Quarter
2000
1/15
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase IV 3rd Quarter
2001
1/16
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase IV 4th Quarter
2001
1/17
Annie E. Casey Foundation Grant Report Phase V 1st Quarter
2001
1/18
Annie E. Casey Foundation - Showcase Conference
2001

Reports, 1998-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/19
Client Data Summary Reports
1998
1/20
Community Based Organizations Performance - Targets and Actuals
2002
1/21
MIS Reports
1998-1999
1/22
Phase I Progress Report
1998
1/23
Progress Reports
1998
1/24
Progress Report
2002
1/25
Retention Pilot
2002
1/26
Summary Performance by Phase
2000

Community-Based Organizations, 1996-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
1998-2001
2/2
Center For Career Alternatives
1998-2001
2/3
CAMP
1996-2000
2/4
Downtown Human Service Council
1998
2/5
El Centro de la Raza
1997-1998
2/6
Employment Opportunities Center
1997
2/7
Employment Securities Dept. - Homeless
1997
2/8
First Place
1997-1998
2/9
Pacific Associates
1997-1998
2/10
Refugee Federation
1998-1999
2/11
South Seattle Community College
1998
2/12
TRAC Associates
1997-2002
2/13
TRAC Associates - Response to RFP
1998
2/14
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
1997-1998
2/15
Washington Coalition of Citizens With Disabilities
1998
2/16
YWCA
1997-1998

Training Files, 1997-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/17
Dress For Success
2000-2001
2/18
Enhanced Workplace Readiness
1999
2/19
Internships
2001
2/20
Internships
2001
2/21
Internships
2002
2/22
Internship Information
1999-2001
2/23
Office Orientation Booklet
1999
2/24
Temporary Employment
1997
2/25
Training Calendars
1999-2001

Subject Files, 1997-2002Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/26
Baseline Survey
1999
2/27
Seattle Jobs Initiative Board Meetings
2002
2/28
Seattle Jobs Initiative Brochures
undated
2/29
Brownfields Project
1999
2/30
Budget
1998
2/31
Childcare
2001-2002
2/32
Community Network Design Principles
1997
2/33
Conference - High Tech
2000-2001
2/34
Conference - National Urban League
2002
2/35
Contracts
2002
2/36
Contracts - Career Investment fund
2001-2002
2/37
Correspondence - Dianne Hanna, Director
1999-2000
2/38
Correspondence - Dianne Hanna, Director
2001
2/39
Correspondence - Dianne Hanna, Director
2002
2/40
Housing
undated
2/41
Interlocal Agreements
1997-1999
2/42
Job Link
1999-2001
2/43
Memos to Community Based Organizations
1999-2000
2/44
Minority Executive Directors Coalition
1997-2000
3/1
Private Industry Council
1997-1998
3/2
Public Relations Information
1998
3/3
Relationship With Seattle Housing Authority
1998
3/4
Retention
1999
3/5
Seattle Foundation
1998
3/6
Seattle-King County One Stop Partnership
1997-1998
3/7
Site Assessment
2002
3/8
Workforce Development Council
1999-2000

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Occupational training--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Social service--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Unemployed--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Unemployment--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Office of Economic Development
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Seattle Jobs Initiative
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)