Archive: July 2007
After 15 years of working in shipping and receiving for Costco, Ronel Jones decided it was time he changed gears. So in 2002, this Harley-Davidson enthusiast took a job selling motorcycles at Downtown Harley-Davidson in Tukwila, blending his passion with a paycheck.
Now: Business owner Then: Dancing snowman Current position: Owner of Jim Webber H.R. Training and Consulting First job: Dancing snowman at Disneyland's Fantasy on Parade when I was in high school. What I learned: In addition to learning how...
The average annual salary of a senior financial analyst in the Seattle area is $76,100, with most making from $67,600 to $83,800 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Once they retire — and often several years before — investors typically shift out of stocks and into bonds in an effort to boost income and reduce risk.
Susan Mattingly grew up speaking and writing in English and Spanish because her Cuban-born mother wanted to keep the family's Latino heritage alive. Now, at 40, Mattingly finds her fluency in a second language in demand as a telephone agent for Arise Virtual Solutions, a call center that provides customer service for about 40 companies across the country.
Now: Boutique owner Then: Nurse's aide Current position: Owner of Clementine Shoes, Bags & Accessories in Seattle First job: My brother's girlfriend helped me get a job with her employer when I was just 15 1/2. I was a...
The average pay of a pharmacy technician in the Seattle area is $16.68 an hour, with most making from $15.23 to $18 an hour.
Doug Hand worked in salmon processing, telecommunications, exercise equipment and book publishing before he alit on a career that really ignited his interest: He works as a career firefighter for the city of Renton, a position he's held for the past year and a half.
Melissa West remembers the tough time she had trying to find a job while her husband served in the Air Force. With degrees in marketing and psychology, she thought finding a job would be easy.
Read what this company president learned during her first job: selling clothes at Nordstrom.
When it comes to finding enough qualified recruits to fill its rank-and-file, the long arm of local law enforcement is working harder than ever before.
The average pay of a receptionist in the Seattle area is $13.09 an hour, with most making from $12.10 to $14.04 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
Doug Hoselton Now: Company president Then: Natural-gas drilling-crew member Current position: President of Sandler Sales Institute of Washington...
The average pay of a machinist in the Seattle area is $20.70 an hour, with most making $17.04 to $23.62 an hour, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
For all the college graduates whose degrees in Catholic studies or history of medicine haven't attracted a lot of jobs-with-benefits offers, Amy Wolfe has a suggestion: Learn a trade.
Bryan Lowe Now: Programming executive Then: Paperboy Current position: Program director of 98. 1-KING FM First job: Delivering newspapers.
The average annual salary of a physician assistant in the Seattle area is $82,694, with most making from $74,073 to $90,520 a year, according to PayScale, a Seattle company that tracks compensation and benefits.
When Marge Ball retired in 2002 from Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, Calif., she planned to spend her time traveling, not for leisure but for business.
Sidira Sisich hadn't planned to work as a retail buyer. But a job managing a small boutique during college sold her on the idea. So in 2001, after graduation, she began to work for Macy's, where she's currently a buyer for juniors.
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