PubliCalendar: The Low Cost of Jobs and Survival
Today's picks for civic nerds
The Low Cost of Good Jobs
SkillUp Washington and the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program have invited MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton to Seattle for a talk on how companies can offer more jobs, keep prices down, and improve service for customers all while boosting their own profits. The magic formula: properly investing in their employees.
Ton, whose book The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs & Boost Profits hit
shelves in January, sees Costco as an example of a company that gets it.
Costco Director, Executive VP, and CFO Richard Galanti (the man's got titles!) will be there too, offering some insights from his experience.The Low Cost of Good Jobs, Friday, June 13, 4–6 pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1116 Eighth Ave, free with registration.
Zombie Apocalypse Day II, Sat, June 14, 10am–4pm, Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave NW, free.
Clothing Exchange at The Summit, Sun, June 15, 1–5pm, The Summit, 420 E Pike Street, free (donations accepted).
Hear the Tufts University professor speak about his book on the subject, The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression, Monday night at Town Hall.
Daniel Drezner: ‘The System’ Saved The Global Economy, After All, Mon, June 16, 7:30–8:45pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Advance Notice For June 18
Her book, Hard Choices, details her experiences as Barack Obama's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
Hillary Clinton Book Signing, Wed, June 18, 5pm, UW Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, free.