Jobs in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA Employment Information

Seattle Employment Overview

The largest city in Washington state, Seattle, boasts some of the top Fortune 500 companies in the country. Due to the city's seaport industry and historical factors that attracted the computer industry, the metropolitan area of Seattle contains a diverse economic profile.

Seattle Job Market

Education is one of the main industries in Seattle thanks to the University of Washington. Information technology and computer science businesses are another large sector to the Emerald City's economy. Companies devoted to hardware manufacturing, software production, telecommunications and computer system design dominate the industry. Aerospace and transportation are a large aspect of the Seattle economy. The city is home to many of the top private and defense contracting businesses in air travel and aerospace engineering.

Seattle Employment Trends

Like all major cities, the city of Seattle took a hit in its economy after the Great Recession. The year of 2010 saw the annual unemployment rate of the city hit 9.6 percent. However, the city's unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in April 2014. Business activity in Seattle improved between 2011-2012 by around $5 billion in new business profits. During the same period, start-up businesses increased by 4 percent.

Seattle Cost of Living

The cost of living in Seattle is about 17 percent higher than the national average. The highest cost of living difference between the national average is housing, with Seattle being 38 percent above the national average. To curtail some of the inequalities in the city, the Seattle city council passed a bill that makes the minimum wage in the city $15 by 2021. As a result, Seattle has the highest minimum wage of any city in the United States. The lack of a state income tax is also beneficial, though restaurant tax, gas tax and sales tax are all relatively high.
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Job Functions / Duties / Responsibilities : The Sales Technician Associate is the repair specialist and brand ambassador in their store for the FixIT repair program. The Technician leverages strong interpersonal skills and technical repair “know how” to enhance the store’s overall customer service experience and drive profitable sales. In addition to diagnosing and repairing “out of warranty” mob...
Seattle, WA
Description PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarter...
Your career in mortgage origination needs the AFN difference. We have created a lending platform that is ideal for professional, purchase focused loan originators. AFN provides: A Stable, Growing Company In-Office Processing and Underwriting – Fast Pre-quals, Fast Underwriting, On-time Closings isNowListed – Real Estate Marketing System to Build Realtor Relationships Product Diversity – Conve...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
About CertainTeed Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, Cer...
Seattle, WA
ASCEND Therapeutics (www.ascendtherapeutics.com), the US division of a multi-national, bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development and use of transdermal drug delivery technology, is looking for a specialty sales professional to call on OB/GYN physicians and providers in women's health for our Seattle WA territory. The primary responsibility is to drive sales of our signature product, E...
Seattle, 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...
Seattle, 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...
Seattle, WA
Outpatient Case Manager / Collaborative Health Action Team Care Manager Registered Nurse, RN Greater Seattle Area $65 – 90K+ (DOE) Relocation Assistance Available For the Right Candidate Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Case Manager RN to work for a highly respected and reputable hospital located in the Greater Seattle Area. FULL-TIME, PERMANENT POSITIO...
Seattle, WA
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in SEATTLE, WA * $18.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Flatbed Maxi Trailers - Tarping Required * Most Common Areas You Will Drive OR, WA, ID, Some of Montana * Great Pay - Very Steady Work - Great Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 909-987-6829 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousa...
Seattle, WA
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Seattle, WA
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Seattle, WA
As a MINI Service Advisor, you’ll be at the forefront of the automotive industry, promoting the most innovative parts and accessories available on the market today, and working with the latest in diagnostic technology in a state-of-the-art environment. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating customer vehicles for servicing, ensuring high levels of customer satis...
Seattle, WA
Description: Telecommuting! Must be based in AZ, CA or WA! There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) *This position will be telecommuting ...
SEATTLE, WA
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE CHARGE? DO YOU HAVE A DESIRE TO SUCCEED, THE ABILITY TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE, AND A BELIEF IN THE MERITS OF HARD WORK? Then come join our more than 20,000 people located in over 3,000 retail stores throughout the US and Canada and be a part of the best of the best! As the largest rent-to-own company in America, we're part of a $6.64 billion-a-year industry - providing an easy, a...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Senior Health System Manager - Cardiovascular & Metabolism (CVM), (Seattle, WA SOUTH) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0871140730 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Health System Manager, Cardiovascular & Metabolism (CVM) Sales Force for the Seattle...
Seattle, WA
Description: Position Description: Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow. Already Fortune 25,...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. District Manager, Oncology (Pacific North West) - Janssen Biotech, Inc.-9600140718 Description Janssen Biotech, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a District Manager, Oncology, to support the Pacific North West region. Janssen Biotech, Inc. is a leading biopharmaceutical company that provides...
Seattle, WA
Description: Talk about meaningful work. Talk about an important role. Let's talk about your next career move. UnitedHealth Group is seeking Clinical Practice Consultant Registered Nurses who share our passion for helping people live healthier lives to join our team. It's an inspiring role and it can inspire your career. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportun...

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