According to TechFlash.com, nearly half of all jobs in Washington State are tied in some way to the technology industry. Seattle.gov’s Office of Economic Development says that Seattle’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry sector includes over 850 companies, 18,250 jobs, and contributes over $3.5 billion to the city’s economy.
Want a Seattle tech job? Here are some resources to get one:
Directory of Seattle Software Companies – No news or frills…just a gigantic list of Seattle software companies.
eConsultant’s List of High-Tech Companies in Seattle – Compiled by Sanjeev Narang, eConsultant Extraordinaire.
NWJobs Tech Jobs – Hosted by the Seattle Times.
Seattle 2.0: Seattle Tech & Startup Jobs – This site offers lots of job postings, ways to connect through social media, and an events calendar.
Seattle 24×7 – Focuses on Seattle internet companies, especially startups. Has a huge list of tech companies, a JobBoard, ShopTalk, and a Calendar of Events.
Seattle Technology and Science Groups Compiled by ILoveSeattle.org, these are good groups to join for learning and professional networking.
Stackoverflow Seattle – Site specializing in career advice and jobs for software developers.
TechFlash – Published by the Puget Sound Business Journal, this site features tech news, a calendar of tech events, a Seattle venture capital blog, and blogs about Microsoft and Amazon. While TechFlash’s focus isn’t necessarily employment, you can learn a lot about Seattle’s tech employment scene by reading their material. For instance, here’s a recent article: Amazon adds thousands more workers; Microsoft more cautious
Washington Technology Industry Association – Statewide association of technology companies, boasting 1000 member companies and 125,000 technology employees. Last time I looked, their new online technology job search center had 300 job listings.
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