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Job Training in Washington

Washington Job Training

“Evergreen State”

Washington presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

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.

Washington Income Per PersonWashington Locations for Job Training

Here at, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Washington, including the following major cities:

  • Washington Locations for Job TrainingBellingham
  • Bremerton
  • Kennewick
  • Lewiston
  • Longview
  • Mount Vernon
  • Olympia
  • Portland
  • Seattle
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
    • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA
  • Spokane
  • Walla Walla
  • Wenatchee
  • Yakima

Washington Industries for Job Training 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.

Washington Sector Sizes

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 Sector Growth

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:

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 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 Opportunities

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, 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, can help you.

Drop a line today and let us help you with your job training needs! 

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