The Seattle Times
Bellevue picked for federal program that helps low-income residents get high-tech jobs

Being designated a TechHire community will allow the city to apply for federal grants for coding classes for low-income people, and to do outreach to those underserved communities, said City Councilwoman Lynne Robinson. Expedia and Microsoft are partnering with the city on the program, she said, and two other Eastside tech companies are expected to join the effort. “If somebody is capable of learning the programming skills to work at one of those companies, the TechHire initiative will facilitate their hiring,” Robinson said. … Read More

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