Working in the Emerald City
With the recent resurgence of fear surrounding The Big One, we at Business Talent Solutions thought it would be pertinent to summarize the our favorite reasons to work in Seattle.
First thing’s first, we’re not all sleepless (though the Starbucks coffee doesn’t help) and we’re not always stuck in the rain. Here at Business Talent Solutions we couldn’t ask for anything better than all that The Puget Sound has to offer, so we’ve put together a list of our favorite reasons to work here.
1) Without any author bias, the Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the world.
When you’ve got this view on your commute and from your office window, you really don’t mind Monday mornings.
2) You get snow days well into adulthood.
We don’t get a lot of snow, so when we do the city doesn’t have the resources to take care of it, so, roads aren’t very drivable in the snow, and people here just aren’t used to driving in adverse weather. When old man winter visits, Seattleites can go on a Netflix binge (or work remotely) while those in other major cities have to trudge through the cold slush- we’ll stay home.
3) We’re really realllllllllly caffeinated. There are 35 coffee shops to every 100,000 residents – over 4x the caffeine per capita in New York City.
This keeps us bright eyed and bushy tailed for all of the awesome things to do between work and play.
4) Your peers will understand your urban gardening passion. Kale grows year round here- and kale is the most nutrient dense food on the planet. Seattle takes this pretty seriously. We even put kale in our Starbucks drinks.
5) People here are super casual. You’re more likely to be judged on the quality of your outdoor gear before you’d be judged on your suit and tie. This is a great way to save money on your work wardrobe.
6) This city is all about sports- and our businesses are no exception. If you’re rooting for Seattle teams, you’ll probably end up taking part in a Blue Friday during football season.
7) Working in in this city is great- because you’ll actually have a job. Seattle has one of the most active job markets in the country. According to Forbes, Seattle’s employment outlook is projected to grow by 31%.
8) Seattleites are well educated. The Seattle metro area is the 6th most educated city in the United States, meaning, that over half of residents hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher- compare this to a national average of only 27%. Recently, through a variety of metrics (ranging from average education, to economic growth, to government function) our city was named the smartest city in North America.
9) You could work at Gravity Payments- the Ballard company that pays all employees a minimum of $70,000 per year and offers a benefit plan that has been recognized by Forbes and NBC.
Don’t worry, if you don’t get in with Gravity Payments you can always contact Business Talent Solutions and we’ll find you he perfect fit.