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Seattle, Washington Overview

Located on the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Washington, Seattle is a large coastal city home to 652,405 residents as well as several universities, Fortune 500 companies, and a lively performing arts and sports scene. Incorporated in 1869 and known the "Emerald City" due to the lush surround greenery, the city's proximity to mountains and forest also make it an eclectic mix of urban and rural living. The city is famous for it's rise as a premiere music city and it's high consumption and export of coffee.

Because of it's relative isolation from other cities in the United States, the cost of living in Seattle is 20.8 percent higher than the national average and 14.9 percent higher than the state of Washington. Transportation, housing, healthcare, and groceries as well are all much more expensive when compared to the state and national indices. Utilities, however, are comparable to anywhere else in the country. The median household income for the city is $70,727, while the median price for a home is $375,600. Renters can expect to pay an average of $1,072 for housing within the city limits.

Seattle Job Opportunities

The main portion of Seattle, WA jobs is driven a two-pronged mix of industry and new high-tech companies. Because of it's location on the Pacific Ocean, commercial fishing, shipping and manufacturing are very important Seattle jobs. The city is also home to several Fortune 500 companies including Amazon.com, Starbucks, Nordstrom and Expeditors International of Washington. There are also many because of a large local school system and 6 universities. The University of Washington is the largest employer in the city, employing over 25,000 workers, so education jobs in Seattle are a popular choice. Startup companies are also very important when it comes to jobs in Seattle.

Other large employers have a portion of their operations in Seattle including Zillow.com, Zulily, Rhapsody and Tully's, providing several different types of job positions. Currently, the retail trade has the widest base for Seattle jobs, making up 11.1 percent of the local economy. IT professionals and software engineers are in high demand, and according to the Bureau of Labor, Seattle has the fourth highest need for these workers. If you don't like city living, consider nearby Redmond jobs, as well.

Seattle Employment Trends

As of July 2014, Seattle had an unemployment rate of 5 percent, which is below the national rate of 5.9 percent and the statewide rate of 5.6 percent. Growth for jobs in Seattle, WA was 3 percent and is expected to grow 2.7 percent annually. The city ranks 9th on the list of Forbes' list for best places for career and business.

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Seattle, WA
Job ID ENP-00004987 Emerson Company Electrical Reliability Services Country United States State/Province Washington City Seattle Publish Start Date Jan 23 2015 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Electrical Reliability Services (ERS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerson, is an industry leader in electrical testing, maintenance and engineeringservices helping utilities, ind...
Seattle, WA
Job Duties and Responsibilities Primary responsibilities for the Baseball Information Assistant will include preparation and dissemination of pre-game information including rosters, lineups, game notes and releases as well as research projects throughout the season including archiving. The Assistant will: assist with press box game management; participate in writing and production of publications...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. With over $10.2B in global sales, Stanley is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace. We currently have an opening for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Sa...
Seattle, WA
MARKETING COORDINATOR - Sales / Marketing / Account Management **ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS ONLY** On Site Event Coordinator Needed We are the Seattle's fastest growing event company. We specialize in working with top clients in the Health & Wellness, Entertain, Beauty & Cosmetic and Specialty Campaigns in the Washington area. We facilitate Events for them on a daily basis. We are seeking motivated...
Seattle, WA
Description: Enjoy a flexible schedule! Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinician...
Seattle, WA
Description: Enjoy a flexible schedule! Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation's largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family. We're also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. If you want more meaning in your career - as a clinicia...
Seattle, WA
Description: Improve your Quality of Life While Helping Seniors! Advance Your Career with continued involvement in Direct Patient Care. Exciting clinical management and leadership position with potential to grow. The Clinical Services Manager leads a team of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who deliver cutting edge care in our innovative clinical model. Optum CarePlus is a national l...
Seattle, 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 ...
Seattle, WA
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
Seattle, WA
TRUCK DRIVER TRAINEES NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Need a Class A CDL? Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and “Best-In-Class” training. Now offering scholarships to U.S. Veterans, National Guard and Reserves. Call TODAY for more details! Scholarships for Veterans New Academy Classes Weekly No Money Down or Credit Check Certified Mentors Ready and Ava...
About the Position: This is a great opportunity to become an authorized agent for a Fortune 100 company that is one of the largest and most respected financial services companies in the world. The Executive Auditor will be a part of a team of Executive Auditors each responsible for their designated Greater Metropolitan area. The Executive Auditor will be conducting door-to-door business-to-busine...
Seattle, WA
Job Description: Superior Group is partnering with one of our clients in search of two full time experienced Administrative Assistant for data entry project. Job Requirements: Required Skills / Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of experience working as an admin assitant in an office setting Minimum 2 years of experience with data entry Minimum 2 years of experience with the MS office Suite. P...
Seattle, WA
Regional Account Manager – Seattle, WA Americhip produces cutting edge marketing and advertising campaigns that meld traditional and digital technologies together. We are all about multisensorizing and digitizing a brand's story. The Regional Account Manager is responsible for selling our product line which includes Video-In-Print, magazine inserts, specialty packaging, point-of-purchase, direct ...
Seattle, WA
COMPANY DRIVERS Get Knighted Today! Apply now for a Truck Driving Job at Knight Refrigerated. At Knight Refrigerated, our Class A CDL company truck drivers are not mere drivers of freight – they’re true Knights of the road. Knights choose how they should be paid and ride only the best equipment, driving the routes that best suit them. A Knight Class A truck driver is well rewarded with great p...
Facility Maintenance Technician(Mobile)-WD30015691 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by inc...
Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle Airport F&B Unit Name: Starbuck's CTE Unit Code: SEASTA10 Hourly Rate (if applicable): Summary: The Shift Manager typically supports the manager of a store with low sales volume and routine operations, and is responsible for day-to-day supervising of non-management associates, assigning specified work to non-management associates, focusing on store level operation performanc...
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
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
Seattle, WA
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
Seattle, WA
Description: International Japanese Import/Export Company located in Seattle/Sea-Tac, WA is seeking an Import/Export Coordinator. (Japanese language skill Intermediate level is Preferred. Entry welcome) The ideal candidate will have Entry level or 2 - 3 years of experience, be highly organized, and possess excellent customer service skills and intermediate level computer proficiency skills inclu...

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