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.
Here are some resources to help techie job seekers find a job in Seattle:
Best Tech Job Boards – Not Seattle specific but such a great overall list, I’m including it, anyway.
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.
GeekWork from GeekWire – The site advertises “Matchmaking for Today’s Digital Economy.”
NWJobs Tech Jobs – Hosted by the Seattle Times.
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.
Washington Technology Industry Association – Statewide association of technology companies, boasting 600+ member companies. Offers education, leadership skills development, and professional networking to tech professionals.
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