Seattle is an excellent place for recruiters as there are so many large industries with opportunities for staff, both in skilled and unskilled categories. This city has a declining unemployment rate which was at 4.5% in June 2015, compared to the national average of 5.5%.
The industry that is showing the most important growth is the leisure and hospitality industry, which has grown from 3.1% in February 2015 to 3.6% in July 2015. The largest industry which employs approximately 361,200 people is the trade, transportation and utilities industry.
The education industry employs 257,000 people in institutions including Seattle University, City university of Seattle and Seattle Pacific University.
Recruiters can help fill positions in several large companies that have their headquarters in Seattle. These include Boeing, which is the largest private employer with over 70,000 staff, Microsoft with 40,000 and Amazon.com Inc. with 15,000 employees.
With a workforce that consists of 43.4% who have a college education, the salaries in this city are liberal. A Computer and Information System Manager can make $144,620 whereas an Airline Pilot, Co-Pilots and Flight Engineers make approximately $140,000. Well-paying jobs are essential in Seattle as the cost of living is 21.3% above the national average.
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