Until today we'd never heard of Everest College. It's a nationwide network of for-profit schools operated by a publicly traded education firm, Corinthian Colleges, out of Santa Ana, Calif.
Everest has operations in Seattle and Portland, but nowhere near Spokane or Idaho.
The college sent out a release noting that job scares still have a large impact on Washington workers.
It cited data found in the fourth annual Washington State Workplace Confidence Survey, conducted for Everest by Harris/Decima.
The data suggest people have been hit hard by the Great Recession.
The survey reported 33% of Washington workers were concerned about losing their job, similar to 2011 where 30% of respondents said they were concerned about losing their jobs.
If no barriers existed for changing careers, 40 percent of Washingtonians said they would do it. Those with a high school education or less (compared to those with at least some college training) were more likely to change careers by a wide margin of 58% to 34%.
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