Welcome to the Emerald City: Seattle! We’ve been proud to call this sound-side city home for years, and there’s no place like home. Washington State’s largest city, Seattle is where you’ll find some of the richest culture in the Pacific Northwest and, in fact, the world. Among cities of its size across America, it has reported the third highest growth rate over the past decade, and that growth is reflected in the diverse social and professional landscape. Here are just a few of the reasons that Opti Staffing, and its three quarters of a million residents love what Seattle has to offer.
Why Seattle? Fun and Entertainment Is Around Every Corner!
This hub of the Pacific has drawn the attention of professionals, scholars, and daydreamers alike for its unique blend of abundant culture and thriving industrial spirit for over a century. Home to renowned galleries, museums, and performance venues, there is seemingly no end to the enrichment opportunities in this metropolis. As a part of numerous musical movements throughout the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s, Seattle is still densely populated with venues where you can enjoy musical stylings from jazz to metal to opera and beyond. In the heart of the city, you’ll find the Chihuly Garden and Glass gallery showcasing the studio work of world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Seattle is more than just daytrips to the Space Needle, however. It’s also an exceptional place to live. Those with school-age children will be glad to learn that Seattle has consistently placed in the top 10 school districts state-wide and is home to public schools that have placed in the top 500 nationwide. This dedication to education is reflected in the high graduation and college attendance rates of the Seattle Public Schools system. The prestigious University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts also call this scholarly city home.
Get Out And Explore!
If you’ve got a passion for wide open spaces, then don’t worry, Seattle’s got you covered. When the workday is done, you’ll be treated to one of the most extensive parks systems in the country. Nearly 7,000 combined acres of park land are spread throughout the Seattle metro area. And when you’re ready to make a day of it, you’ll enjoy a beautiful drive to any number of breathtaking state parks such as Olympic National Park to the west, Mt Rainier National Park to the southeast (home to the state’s tallest peak), and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National forest to the east.
What’s The Housing Market Like in Seattle?
Seattle has a reputation for being a bit pricey, and there is some truth to that rumor. Its cost of living does trend higher than the national average. As a seat of multiple international corporations and technological development, Seattle is also praised for its public amenities and infrastructure, and these perks don’t always come cheap. The good news is that you can enjoy the fruits of the city without having to pay the costs associated with living in the heart of it! You’ll find that Seattle’s suburbs offer just as much convenience and security and equally ready access to everything we’ve mentioned. Bothell, Port Orchard, and Everett are just a few of the stellar low-cost alternatives to living in Seattle proper.
So, how’s the job market? Well Seattle has not been spared from the economic struggles of the past year; however, the professional landscape has not been without good news. The construction financial services industries have been particularly rich areas of growth according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is where Opti Staffing comes in.
We have not spent our time in Seattle going to museums and shows; we’ve been hard at work building relationships within the professional sector. We continue to place qualified candidates in promising positions with proven companies. We take our promise to nurture the growth and success of our community seriously and work tirelessly to make our professional connections work for you. Come find out why we are proud to call Seattle home, and let us show you why we are a part of the city’s magic.
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We represent some of the most talented professionals the market has to offer and are ready to put our decades of experience to work for you, whether you are an employer seeking a productive and dedicated candidate to add to your team, or a job seeker looking to take the next step on your career path, Opti is obsessed with providing a perfect fit.