The Big Reset
Fri September 27, 2013
How The Puget Sound Region Has Emerged From The Recession
Our one hour special, The Big Reset, explores how the Puget Sound region has emerged from the Great Recession.
Liz Jones looks at child care as an economic indicator and explores the differences of the recovery between rural and urban areas.
Boeing is the state’s largest private employer but many fear some jobs could move out of state. Carolyn Adolph looks at what is driving those fears and what the future holds for the aerospace industry in the Puget Sound region.
Health care reporter Ruby de Luna checks in on the nursing profession, a field that was thought to be recession proof but has been slow to recover.
Amy Radil reports that another health related field, life sciences, is facing an uncertain future as a result of cuts in grants and federal funding.
During the height of the recession the government poured money into a relatively new job sector: green jobs. Ashley Ahearn follows up on how $16 million in grant money for green jobs training was used and what it achieved.
There has been unexpected growth in other job fields such as in a specialized trade that has been a part of our region for over a century: welding. Ann Dornfeld looks at a training program that is trying to fill the growing need for skilled welders.
Washington's regional labor economist, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Washington's regional labor economist, speaks with Ross Reynolds about how the state has recovered from the recession.
Software Engineer Shortage
Slow Regrowth Of Construction
Industry And Tourism