Even though mega-employer Microsoft is slated to lay off thousands of people over the next year, this beautiful state still has an abundance of jobs available in the technology sector. There are other large employers in the state in various other industries as well, such as Amazon and Bank of America. These companies are looking to the recruiting industry to help select the best candidates from Washington's well-rounded and educated residents.
Education, engineering, and health care--with an emphasis on nursing--are currently in hiring mode, and the inventory of suitable applicants is rich with people who possess experience and skills. Where large companies such as Microsoft lay off, there are the gems of the industry that are ripe for the hiring in other sectors, with the largest up-and-coming industry, green energy.