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Washington, D.C. Overview

Washington, D.C., is the United States capital, a city steeped in history with a modern sensibility. Its neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia both donated land to form “the District." It was named after the first U.S. president, George Washington, who selected the site of the new capital in 1790. The city's population grew when the government expanded during the Civil War, and there were riots in its streets following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, Washington is home to all three branches of the United States government, 176 foreign embassies, and many key national museums and monuments.

Washington has a population of 646,449, but more than a million commuters from Maryland and Virginia cause its numbers to swell during the working week. That’s because the cost of living in Washington is a whopping 24.3 percent greater than the national average. The median home in Washington will set you back $371,100. However, the income of professionals working in Washington is also high, with a median household income of $89,542, over $5,500 more than in nearby Alexandria.

Washington Job Opportunities

As one might expect, there are many jobs in Washington, D.C. for people who hope to work for the federal government.

The city is also home to a range of educational institutions, so there are plenty of opportunities for administrators and teachers seeking education jobs in Washington. The District of Columbia Public School oversees 123 public schools in the city, while the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board takes care of 52 charter public schools. Washington is also home to several universities, including George Washington University, Georgetown University and the University of the District of Columbia.

Washington welcomes more than 18 million visitors every year, so there are many Washington, D.C. jobs in the tourism sector. The city has more than 120 hotels, more than 100 restaurants and many of America’s leading tourist attractions, including the Smithsonian Institute, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

Washington Employment Trends

Growth for Washington jobs has been modest at 1.1 percent over the past 12 months, but forecasters predict there'll be more jobs in Washington in the coming years. The city has a projected annual job growth of 1.5 percent.

Unemployment sits at 5.1 percent, more than a full percentage point below the national average of 6.3 percent. As opportunities for Washington jobs steadily grows, this rate is set to improve.

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Washington, DC
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...
Washington, DC
Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. Senior Contract Specialist Location: Washington, DC Experience: Unlimited contracting warrant(s), CO team lead experience, Twenty (20) or more years of directly related experience in within a contracting office. Experience with 7-8 multimillion dollar source selections, resolved protests, claims and held debriefings. Expert knowledge on FAR Parts 5, 8, 10, 11, 12,...
Our client is a legal center focused on improving access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. They are in need of a temporary-to-hire Database Administrative Assistant who will be answering phones, performing light administrative duties, providing office support, and working within the Donor Pro database to update information. Qualified candidates must have ...
Washington, DC
Job Description: Take advantage of an industry that continues to have technological advances. With recent security requirements our sales reps have more sales opportunities then ever, all of which make this a thriving industry. No sales experience required. Express will train you and provide the sales support to help maximize your income. The Position Express is looking for business sales consu...
Direct Support Professional I DCCLC Volunteers of America Chesapeake Salary Unspecified Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. founded in 1896 in Baltimore, is the locally chartered affiliate of Volunteers of America, Inc., one of the nations largest and most comprehensive human services organizations. Volunteers of America Chesapeake accomplishes its spiritually based mission by serving over ...
The Training Department plays a crucial role in connecting our customers to our software. The main purpose of this position is to help our customers make a smooth conversion to the Reynolds and Reynolds system and provide training and customer support throughout the process. In this position, you will travel approximately 80% of the time and you will typically be given at least 1 month advance no...
Washington, DC
Job Number: 251409 Symantec NetBackup Engineer Supports Data Center Operations team. Infrastructure extends across multiple data centers, service centers and various Cloud platforms. Critical to the support of these efforts is ensuring file system and data base backups are regularly scheduled and verified/validated in accordance with the backup plan/procedure for each application. This includes...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
Immediate Hire.. 4 Positions Available For The Full Time Customer Service Position! Please contact the HR Dept to schedule your interview today. We are conducting preliminary interviews and only have 4 positions available. 301.838.3070 3S Enterprises has quickly become one of the fastest growing sales and marketing firms in the Maryland area. Due to increased client demand and recent expansion...
Washington, DC
AT&T: So Much More of What You Work For Looking for an opportunity where you can put your energy and enthusiasm to work? Of course you are. How about a chance to learn, grow and advance with the number one wireless company in America? Even better. Were AT&T, and the only thing we enjoy more than pioneering and selling the latest devices is helping people make the most of them. Our retail opp...
Washington, DC
Plan-to-Stock Consultant •Ability to obtain a U.S. government security clearance •Ability to multitask and work independently •Strong Business writing skills •Highly skilled in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project) •Bachelor’s degree •Strong process documentation and written skills • Financial Statement preparation •Knowledge of GAAP, auditing concepts and ...
Washington, DC
Financial Reconciliation Consultant Ability to obtain a U.S. government security clearance Ability to multitask and work independently Strong Business writing skills Highly skilled in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project) Bachelor's degree Experience providing accounting support and auditing business processes Experience in monitoring, tracking and recording...
Our client, an international recruiting company, is currently searching for a personable and skilled Administrative Assistant to support a c-level executive in their DC office. This candidate is required to have a Bachelors degree and at least 2 years of executive support experience (for example: supporting a CEO, CFO, COO, CMO). Within this role the candidate will complete a variety of tasks such...
Our client, an association management firm located in Washington D.C., is currently looking for a Bachelors degreed Receptionist to complete entry level administrative duties at the front desk. The perfect individual for this role is a friendly people person whose upbeat, smart, sharp, and can work easily through MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Remember to be considered for...
Washington, DC
For 90 years Grossberg Company LLP, a Washington DC mid-size CPA firm, has been a premier provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services, specializing in services to the real estate industry. Because of our reputation for unparalleled client service, our clients often call upon us to perform special projects for them. These consulting engagements include accounting system design and ...
Washington, DC
Summary The Client Accounting Manager will oversee a team of 8 billing coordinators and work closely with the Director of Client Accounting who sits in the New York City headquarters. Client Details My client is among the AmLaw Top 100 law firms in the U.S. with offices in several other countries. The Washington D.C. office has experience rapid growth within the past two years and also reinforc...
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RM Advisory Services LLC Internal Controls, Audit, Government Services Audit Readiness Consultant/Manager Job Category:Accounting/ AuditingJob code 150D City:Washington, DC State District of Columbia Experience: 1-10 years or more Minimum clearanceU.S. citizen, eligible for DoD security clearance PositionFull-time with benefits Valuable experience and career growth… Risk Management Adviso...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has an immediate opening for a full time Office Hostess in its DC office. Hospitality background a plus, but not required. General duties will include coordinating breakfast, lunch and sometime dinner set-ups and breakdowns for in-house and/or client conferences and meetings on a daily basis. Upkeep for breakroom; daily kitchen up-keep including runni...
Washington, DC
Minimum Requirements: •BS +5 years work experience. •Windows Engineering Skills •Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification in Windows 2008/2012 is preferred •ITIL foundation certification preferred •Security+ preferred •5 years of server systems engineering and administration experience •VMware - Design, install, configure and support ESXi / vMotion / vSphere / vCenter / vCl...
Washington, DC
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor;s degree or equivalent in computer science, or related field, or equivalent experience, and 8 years of related experience. Windows Engineering Skills • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification in Windows 2008/2012 preferred. • ITIL foundation certification preferred • Security+ preferred • Server systems engineering and administration experienc...
Washington, DC
Minimum Requirements: •Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of work experience. At least 1 year must be related. Additional experience may substitute for degree •Must be able to follow directions from senior staff and team leads with minimal oversight. This includes developing and maintaining disaster recovery related documents and other documents. •Working knowledge of DR/BC planning softwar...

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