Category Archives: Washington

Bellingham retailers adding 500 holiday jobs.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Washington State Employment Security Department is projecting local retailers will hire for 508 holiday jobs in Bellingham. That number is part of the more than 15,000 holiday hires predicted statewide in November and December. ...

Washington adds Innovation Partnership Zones.

WASHINGTON — The State of Washington has added two new Innovation Partnership Zones (IPZs) and reauthorized nine others to help spur regional economic growth in key industry sectors. The new IPZs, City of Issaquah Sports Medicine and Thurston County ...

AstaReal expanding in Moses Lake.

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Antioxidant maker AstaReal is expanding its operations in Moses Lake. The company is investing $30 million in the expansion, which is creating 50 jobs with the potential for 100 more positions by 2022. A subsidiary of Fuji Chemicals ...

Toray Composites expansion lands jobs in Frederickson.

FREDERICKSON, Wash. — Carbon-fiber tape maker Toray Composites America (TCA) has added a fifth production line at its facility in Frederickson. The company is investing $100 million in the expansion, which will create up to 100 jobs as the production li ...

Lyft hailing a new office, jobs in Seattle.

SEATTLE — Ride-sharing company Lyft is opening a software engineering and operations office in Seattle. The San Francisco-based company expects to create 20 jobs in the office by the end of the year. The company’s Seattle software office will be i ...

Skilljar filling up its workforce in Seattle.

SEATTLE – Thanks to $2.6 million in new investment, online training platform Skilljar is expanding its operations. The company will use the new funding to further develop its platform and to expand its sales and marketing team. Established in 2013, Sk ...

Total Wine uncorking Interbay location.

INTERBAY, Wash. — Wine superstore chain Total Wine & More has begun construction on a new location in Interbay. The 25,000-sqauer-foot store is expected to open by Thanksgiving. While no employment numbers were given, most Total Wine stores crea ...

Seattle Genetics growing in Bothell.

BOTHELL, Wash. — With the assistance of a larger-than-expected public stock offering, Bothell-based Seattle Genetics is expanding. The company plans to use the funding to develop its distribution pipeline while also adding about 500 employees in the nex ...

Bulletproof Coffee expansion brewing in Bellevue.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Thanks to new venture capital funding, Bulletproof Coffee is establishing its headquarters in Bellevue. The high performance, upgraded coffee company, which was founded by tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, is adding to its current 20 pe ...

Fred Meyer and QFC are Hiring Our Heroes in Washington.

WASHINGTON — To staff up for the holidays, Fred Meyer and QFC grocery stores are hiring for 1,500 jobs across 200 stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. To help fill those jobs, the grocers are holding open interviews for veterans and th ...