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With Seattle’s entry-level workforce in high demand, employers struggle to keep up

During an orientation for new home-care aides hired, Careforce’s chief operating officer Geoff Meinken, center, talks with both Grace Wambui, left, and Terreza Kasiva, right, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Lynnwood. The company is weathering a tough labor market. 210345

Desperate to fill a growing number of vacancies for entry-level jobs, local employers are offering higher wages and sweeter benefits. It may not be enough. 

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