Washington presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:
- industrial sectors
But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.
Washington Economic Overview
In 2016, Washington Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 14th with over $487 billion and ranked 10th with a per capita GDP over $56,000. For June 2017, Washington had an employed workforce of over 3.5 million and an unemployment rate of 4.5%. For 2016, Washington ranked 38th on the cost of living.
The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Washington’s rank on this measure has fallen from 9th to 10th.
Here at OJT.com, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Washington, including the following major cities:
- Mount Vernon
- Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
- Tacoma-Lakewood, WA
- Walla Walla
Washington Industries for Job Training
OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major Washington industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Washington economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.
The Washington OJT supersector with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large is Government.
Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
Government is the top supersector in Washington, relative to the nation, with over 580,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:
- Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
- United States Department of the Navy
- City of Seattle
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
- County of Snohomish
Washington Growth Industries for Job Training
The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.
Washington OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large are the Information supersector and the Construction supersector.
Information. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Publishing Industries (except Internet): NAICS 511
- Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries: NAICS 512
- Broadcasting (except Internet): NAICS 515
- Telecommunications: NAICS 517
- Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services: NAICS 518
- Other Information Services: NAICS 519
Information is the top growth supersector in Washington, relative to the rest of America, with over 120,000 employed (3.8% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Information employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 3.4% while the national average contracted -0.9%. Companies reporting the most employment growth in this supersector are:
- Microsoft Corporation
- Zillow Group, Inc.
- Tableau Software, Inc.
- Onvia, Inc.
- Digitaltown, Inc.
Construction. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Construction: (NAICS 23)
Construction is one of the top growth supersectors in Washington, relative to the rest of America, with over 190,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Construction employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 5.6% compared to the national average of 3.5%.
Washington Occupations for Job Training
The following shows Washington occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.
Washington Job Training Providers
Washington has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see Washington Training. See OJT trainers in Washington for additional training providers.
At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Washington. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Washington, OJT.com can help you.
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