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16,238 Jobs in Federal Way, Wa

Starting life as a logging settlement in 1800s, Federal Way, Washington is still very much in the forestry business. Forest products and agribusiness are two of the city’s major industries. However, aerospace, ICT, maritime, military and defense, and life sciences are also prominent. Named in 1929 after the Federal Highway 99, the city has a population of more than 95,000. Federal Way is a melting pot, with more than 50% white, almost 15% black, and nearly 13% Asian residents. This cultural mix has led to an inclusive attitude and a diverse mix of food and other attractions. Famous people born in Federal Way include swimmer Ariana Kukors, soccer player Kelyn Rowe, and speed skater Apolo Ohno. To find out more about jobs in Federal Way, some of the biggest employers, and other attractions, read on.

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Jobs in hospitality and retail can be found at the Wild Waves Theme Park. Cooks and waiting staff can find work in one of the many restaurants such as Azteca Mex Restaurants. There are also chains such as Costco, Walmart, and Safeway operating in Federal Way. Aerospace employers in Federal Way include Collins Aerospace, Aerotek, Imaginetics, Hytek Finishes, and Allied Universal Security Services. General Construction lead the way in industrial and marine construction. Timber giant Weyerhaeuser has a base in Federal Way but is not the only timber company. Highway 99 means you can also commute to nearby Seattle to take advantage of jobs at Weyerhaeuser HQ, and other companies.

As well as being ethnically diverse, Federal Way’s population is mainly young professionals and families. Boasting the largest water amusement park in the Pacific Northwest, Wild Waves, Federal Way also has multiple skate parks. The city has many bike trails to encourage greener commuting. Hikers can take to the hills even on their morning commute, using trails between downtown offices and Celebration Park. Rhododendrons also blossom year-round with spring displays being particularly spectacular. Food-wise, you can tuck into a wide variety, from top-notch Korean cuisine to tasty gluten-free pizza. Dog lovers descend on Redondo Beach in their droves, and you can kick back with one of more than 1,200 beers at 99 Bottles.

A large percentage of those working in Federal Way work in education, with almost 3,000 in public schools. There are 37 schools in Federal Way School District, including Decatur High School and Enterprise Elementary School. St Francis Hospital is another large employer in Federal Way, with around 1,200 jobs. World Vision Inc is a humanitarian aid organization with 1,000 workers and $1B annual revenue. In finance, you will find BergerABAM, a project management consulting company. National companies with significant operations in Federal Way, include Texas Instruments, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, and Abc Employment Holdings.