As usual, the employers, below, are ranked in descending order based on the number of jobs they currently have open in Washington.
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These 15 employers currently have 10,876 jobs open in Washington:
1. Microsoft Corporation – 2,152 jobs open
Headquartered in Redmond, Microsoft is a very well-known name in technology. Microsoft provides the Windows operating system as well as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), the Internet Explorer browser, and many other software and software-related products we all use every day.
Currently, Microsoft is # 37 in the 2012 FORTUNE 500, # 75 on the 2013 list of FORTUNE Best Employers, and was also selected as one of the “World’s Best Multinational Workplaces” in 2011 by Great Places to Work.
Since Redmond, WA, is Microsoft’s corporate headquarters location, many central/corporate functions are located there, so it’s not surprising that the vast majority of job openings are in Redmond – 1,506 of them.
Other Washington state locations with Microsoft job openings include Bellevue (536), Seattle (53), and Issaquah, (29).
Most of the open positions are full-time. Open positions are open in the fields of program management (all levels), product management, and engineering, with a few paralegal opportunities available at this moment.
2. U.S. Federal Government – 1,999 jobs open
Another major employer in Washington state is the U.S. Federal Government. Currently, the Forest Service and Department of Agriculture have many openings. Additional openings are available in the Veterans Affairs Department, the Bureau of Land management, the Bonneville Power Administration, and several other Federal agencies and departments. The openings are scattered across Washington state in locations like Walla Walla (100), Sedro Woolley (94), Leavenworth (94), Trout Lake (93), Randle (93), Newport (93), and more.
3. Amazon.com – 1,014 jobs open
Headquartered in Seattle, Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and a major provider of cloud computing services, according to Wikipedia. They also produce the Kindle ebook reader and Kindle Fire tablet computer. Amazon is # 56 in the FORTUNE 500.
For obvious reasons, the majority of positions currently open are in Seattle (1,004). Jobs with Amazon are also available in Sumner (5) and Bellevue (4). Technical Program Manager, Senior Technical Program Manager, Senior Financial Analyst, Software Engineer, Software Product Manager, Senior Program Manager, Database Administrator, and Executive Assistant are among the many job titles currently posted.
4. Starbucks Coffee Company – 738 jobs open
Also headquartered in Seattle like Amazon, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse chain in the world, according to Wikipedia. It is # 227 on the 2012 FORTUNE 500 list and #94 on FORTUNE’s new 2013 list of 100 Best Employers.
With it’s headquarters in Seattle, Seattle leads with the number of opportunities currently open at 178. Next are Bellevue (40), Tacoma (40), Spokane (39), Vancouver (32) Everett (25), and many more locations.
Open positions include Corporate Counsel, many Store Manager positions, Intranet Product Manager, District Manager, Marketing Manager, Maintenance Manager, and, of course, Barista, among many.
5. Providence Health & Service – 734 jobs open
Headquartered in Renton, WA, Providence Health & Services is the sixth-largest faith-based health system in the United States. Currently, locations with the largest number of jobs open include Everett (157), Spokane (153), Olympia (122), Renton (111), Seattle (46), Centralia (28), and several more locations. The job titles for open positions include: Certified Nursing Assistant, Surgical Technologist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Discharge Planner, Medical Assistant, Chaplain, Food Service Worker, and many others.
6. Pizza Hut – 567 jobs open
Pizza Hut is the well-known American pizza restaurant chain. Currently in Washington, Pizza Hut has jobs available in Seattle (45), Tacoma (42), Spokane (37), Kent (22), and many other locations.
The job titles in greatest demand across Washington include Shift Manager, Team Member, Restaurant General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Delivery Driver, and Server.
7. McDonald’s - 538 jobs jobs open
McDonald’s is the classic name in American fast food restaurants. In Washington, jobs are open in Seattle (33) Vancouver (28), Yakima (20), Tacoma (20), Bellingham (18), and many more McDonald’s locations across Washington.
The job titles with the greatest current availability include: Shift Managers, Department Manager, Hourly Managers, Crew Member, and Maintenance. There are also 12 “Assistant manager Trainee” positions.
8. University of Washington & University of Washington Medical Center – 518 jobs open
The University of Washington is a multi-campus university in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell, plus the University of Washington Medical Center. The vast majority of positions currently open are in Seattle (505) with the rest in Tacoma. Open positions currently include Dean, College of Built Environments, Police Dispatcher, Office Assistant, Research Study Assistant, Program Operations Specialist, Senior Computer Specialist, Research Coordinator, Operating Room Nurse, Registered Nurse, Assistant/Associate Professor, and many more.
9. Taco Bell – 510 jobs open
Taco Bell is a chain of fast-food Tex-Mex restaurants. In Washington state, Taco Bell opportunities are available in Tacoma (40), Spokane (40), Vancouver (40), Seattle (25), and several other locations. Open positions include hourly jobs like Team Member and Shift Lead. Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Manager jobs are also available, currently.
10. Petco - 387 jobs
In Washington, Petco, the retail chain of supplies for household pets, currently has openings in the following locations: Seattle (58), Vancouver (26), Bellevue (18), Spokane (25), and many more.
The positions currently open include standard retail positions like Sales Associate, Cashier (including some part-time positions), General Manager, and Assistant Manager. In addition, for pet lovers, Petco has openings for Pet Stylists, Aquatics Specialists, Grooming Assistants, and Dog Trainers.
11. Staples - 353 jobs
Staples is a very large chain of office equipment and supplies retail stores. Job opportunities are distributed in Seattle (41), Kent (22), Spokane (20), Lynnwood (13), Bothell (13), and many other cities and towns.
The job titles currently available include: Copy and Print Center Expert, Inventory Associate, Customer Service Lead, Office Supplies Associate, Furniture Associate, Easy Resident Technician, Easy Technology Associate, and many more. (Staples is home to the “Easy” button, if you’ve noticed their ads.)
12. WyzAnt Tutoring – 331 jobs
According to their LinkedIn Company Profile, WyzAnt is a USA-wide tutor-student matching service with tutors offering instruction in many academic, artistic, and sports/recreational areas. Currently, WyzAnt has openings in Seattle (50), Bellevue (23), Bothell (14), Vancourver (13), and many other locations.
330 of the jobs which WyzAnt currently has open are part-time positions. They include: Tutor/Teacher for Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Chemistry, French, Elementary Math, and many more. In addition, they have openings for SAT Reading Tutors or Teachers and SAT Math Tutors or Teachers.
13. H&R Block – 320 jobs open
H&R Block is the classic U.S. income tax preparation service. Opportunities in Washington state are located in Vancouver (47), Spokane (39), Tacoma (20), Kennewick (19), Seattle (18), and many other Washington locations. The opportunities are as First Year Tax Professionals, Client Services, Season Operations Support, three levels of Office Manager, and several more job titles.
14. Safeway Corp – 306 jobs open
Safeway is a large grocery store chain. In Washington, opportunities are available in Seattle (20), Tacoma (14), Kent (13), Bellevue (11), Everett (11), and several other locations. Open positions include Courtesy Clerk, Deli Clerk, Starbucks Clerk, Food Clerk, Baker II, Pharmacy Technician, and many more.
15. Deloitte – 236 jobs
Deloitte, officially named Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, is a professional services (consulting) firm with a wide variety of professional opportunities from junior level to very senior with too many varied job titles to list here. Seattle seems to be the main Deloitte location with many job opportunities available.
Deloitte is #3 in Forbes 2012 list of Best Accounting Firms to Work For and #47 in the 2013 FORTUNE Best Companies to Work For.
More Jobs and Careers in Washington State:
Check out Job-Hunt’s Directory of the Largest Employers in Washington State which includes over 200 Washington state employers, from hospitals and medical centers to colleges and universities, banks, insurance companies, and many other Washington employers.
As mentioned above, Washington state is home to 8 of the very large companies on the 2012 annual list of the FORTUNE 500 companies. Those include some very well-known brand names: Amazon (#3, above), Costco, Expeditors International, Microsoft (# 1, above), Nordstrom, Paccar, Starbucks (# 4, above), and Weyerhaeuser. Find links to the recruiting pages, including internships when available, plus the FORTUNE profiles on Job-Hunt’s FORTUNE 500 by State for Washington State.
Most Popular Careers in Washington State gives you a breakdown by city of which careers are most numerous in a given Washington city.
More Jobs, Information, and Resources by State:
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of US Government Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of the Fortune 500 Employers by State
- Job-Hunt’s Association Directory
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