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Bellingham, Washington Overview

Bellingham is the last major city along the Washington coastline before the Canadian border. The thirteenth-largest city in Washington, Bellingham is home to over 82,000 residents. Since its incorporation in 1904, the city has become a hub for recreational, educational, cultural, and economic activity. Forbes ranks Bellingham 41st on its list of the best small places for business and careers, 110th for cost of doing business and 30th for education. The area is home to many institutions of higher learning, including Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Northwest Indian College. The median age of Bellingham residents is 31.3 years.

Bellingham Job Opportunities

Employment is driven mostly by the healthcare, government and education jobs in Bellingham. Western Washington University is the city's top employer, with 2,235 employees. Job titles at the university include associate or assistant professor, assistant department director, administrative assistant, student advisor and mechanic. St. Joseph hospital is the second-largest employer, with 1,757 employees. Positions at St. Joseph include physician, nurse, lab assistant, patient advocate, pharmacy technician and physician assistant.

Bellingham School District is the third-largest employer, with 1,651 employees. The school district frequently hires teachers, substitute teachers, counselors and nurses. Whatcom County is the next-largest employer, with 930 employees in positions like operations specialist, public health nurse and deputy sheriff. Ferndale jobs are also available to those willing to commute.

Bellingham Employment Trends

Employment growth overall is strong in Bellingham - the city ranks in the top 100 on Forbes' job growth list. In 2013, the city experienced job growth of 2.1 percent and an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent. The fastest-growing jobs in the area include registered nurse (18-26 percent), home care and personal aides (18-26 percent), food preparation and service workers (9-17 percent), cleaners and janitors (9-17 percent) and retail sales (8 percent). The college attainment level for the city is 31 percent and continues to grow, potentially making the job market more competitive in the future for those without a college degree.

Bellingham Cost of Living

The cost of living in Bellingham is 6.2 percent above the national average and just slightly above the Washington average. The cost of living indices that are significantly higher than the national average are housing, healthcare, transportation and grocery. The median home price is $239,400, with home prices rising almost 16 percent in the past year. The median household income is $49,630, and household income grew by 0.4 percent in the past year. Per capita income in the city is $23,288.
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Bellingham, WA
Company Introduction Since 2006, HubPages has been the preeminent online writing community for bloggers and freelance writers to realize the full lifetime value of their writing. Over 220,000 writers and bloggers have published over 1 million informative, useful articles (.Hubs.) on HubPages to date. On HubPages, you own your Hubs (you're free to publish and unpublish as you please), in contrast ...
Bellingham, WA
Company Introduction Since 2006, HubPages has been the preeminent online writing community for bloggers and freelance writers to realize the full lifetime value of their writing. Over 220,000 writers and bloggers have published over 1 million informative, useful articles (.Hubs.) on HubPages to date. On HubPages, you own your Hubs (you're free to publish and unpublish as you please), in contrast ...
Bellingham, WA
Company Introduction Since 2006, HubPages has been the preeminent online writing community for bloggers and freelance writers to realize the full lifetime value of their writing. Over 220,000 writers and bloggers have published over 1 million informative, useful articles (.Hubs.) on HubPages to date. On HubPages, you own your Hubs (you're free to publish and unpublish as you please), in contrast ...
Bellingham, WA
Posting Date: 12-04-2014 Job Location: 4297 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226 Location: 000851 County: Whatcom Job Status: Part-Time JobID: 1137706 Brand: Office Depot Category: Stores Responsibilities: The Retail Sales Associate/Sales Consultant is responsible for engaging and providing an exceptional customer service experience. The associate must quickly build ongoing customer relat...
Bellingham, WA
AT&T: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work to create unlimited earning potential? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. We're AT&T, and the only thing we enjoy more than pioneering and selling the latest devices is helping people...
Bellingham, WA
Job Description : Want more than just a job? Join Forever 21’s Retail Operations Team and showcase your fashion retailer skills while working with our exceptional retail staff! Position: Sales Associate Department: Retail Operations Reports to: Store Manager Direct Reports: No FLSA Status: Non - Exempt Location: Retail - In Store Department Summary Job Function: Deliverables: Greets and...
Bellingham, WA
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Bellingham, WA, 98225
22,000 Panda Associates living one common mission: “Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.” Known as the ʺPanda Way,ʺ our company culture places special emphasis on encouraging our Associates to focus on a healthy lifestyle, continuous learning, developing others and acknowledging others. We believe that this, coup...
Bellingham, WA, 98225
Cascade Connections is seeking compassionate and dedicated employees to join our team immediately! We strive to employ individuals who desire to make a difference in others’ lives by enhancing every aspect of the lives of adults with disabilities. Support includes daily life skills, community integration through outside activities, and assisting in medical care. Positions are part-time (25 hours ...
Bellingham, WA, 98225
KLINGSPOR Abrasives, Inc., a manufacturer of the highest quality industrial sanding and grinding products is searching for an enthusiastic and self motivated Factory Sales Representative based in the N. Seattle, WA area. This Entry-Level position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. You must possess the ability to work independently in a fast paced sales environment. Experie...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our rema...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
TruGreen is a leader in the service industry and we have a career opportunity for an ambitious, team-oriented professional who wants to learn to manage one of our lawn care operations. General Managers that are hired initially enter a training program for the first five months of employment to learn our business and processes. During training you will perform assigned duties, under the direction ...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
Hallmark Field Merchandisers are responsible for maintaining the greeting card departments in all or our wholesale and retail businesses. It’s a job that requires a lot of organization, customer service and initiative. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-cube career and want to play an important role in helping consumers feel connected to what matters most, check out our current merchandising oppo...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
Hallmark Field Merchandisers are responsible for maintaining the greeting card departments in all or our wholesale and retail businesses. It’s a job that requires a lot of organization, customer service and initiative. If you’re looking for an out-of-the-cube career and want to play an important role in helping consumers feel connected to what matters most, check out our current merchandising oppo...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Reporting Department Manager Bellingham, WA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Reporting Department Manager Bellingham, WA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Reporting Department Manager with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Established,...
Bellingham, WA, 98226
Multiple Part-Time Positions Available Emeritus at Bellingham - 4415 Columbine Drive; Bellingham, WA, 98226 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives th...
KAG West -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life KAG West, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great family of d...
Retail Manager Job Fair Drive your Future! We are leaders in the retail and restaurant industries, allowing us to specialize in customer service and leadership development. It takes a lot to keep our units running smoothly. We serve a million and a half customers a day in our locations, and we need the most determined and innovative industry players on our team. Pilot Flying J is committed to m...
BELLINGHAM, WA
Now is a great time to look at Snap-on Tools franchise ownership. A Snap-on Tools franchise is a unique opportunity to own your own business. With over 90 years in business, ours is a given business model that provides: initial training, the #1 product in the category (Frost & Sullivan, 2013), a protected list of calls and an opportunity to grow your business. Snap-on Tools was rated one of the t...
Bellingham, WA
Essential Functions: New Product Development: Manages all aspects of new product launch process from conception through sales. Ability to be creative in the development of new products and marketing strategies. Must be able to manage the development of many products all at varying stages of development and planned launch dates. Market Analysis: Analyzes and defines the market for division produc...

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