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1,117 Jobs in Spokane, Wa

Spokane is a city in Eastern Washington in the Inland Northwest, founded in 1873 by James Glover. Named after the beautiful Spokane River, which runs through the town, it has received the title of ‘All-American City’ thrice over the past four decades. It is the second-largest city in Washington with a population of around 222,000.

The downtown’s Romanesque Revival-style architecture is a treat to the eyes. Gold and silver were discovered in the Inland Northwest in the late 19th century; since then, its economy has primarily depended on mining, agriculture, and timber production. However, now Spokane also serves as a commercial, manufacturing, transportation, medical, shopping, and entertainment center for the Inland Northwest, Alberta, and parts of Southern British Columbia.

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Spokane’s economy has diversified from being a famous center for mining and timber industries. The city now hosts many sectors, like manufacturing, health care, and IT. Key manufacturing industries in Spokane are aerospace, metal refineries, metal fabrication, food processing, and finished wood products.

Tech companies like Key Tronic, Stay Alfred, and Commuter Cars are also established in Spokane. Many Fortune 1000 companies like Iltron and Potlatch Corporation are headquartered in the city. Avista Corporation, listed as a Fortune 500 company in 2002, is also based in Spokane and employs over 1,500 individuals.

Signature Genomic Laboratories is an esteemed bio-tech institute operating in the city and has been welcoming biotechnologists from all over the world.

Located along the banks of Spokane river and adjacent to the foothills of Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, Spokane’s motto is ‘Near Nature, Near Perfect.’ Along with its abundant employment opportunities, Spokane’s greenery, restaurants, breweries, and wineries make it a dream city for many people to live and work in. Workers in Spokane have an impressive average annual income of around $49,000-50,000.

The city has a low cost of living index (85), which is far below the national average, making Spokane a budget-friendly town to live in. Spokane City Corporation has spent extensively on public transportation services to make commuting between places very convenient. With convenient accessibility to Interstate-95 and Spokane International Airport, the city is also well connected with the rest of the country.

To serve the public’s general education needs, Spokane has multiple public schools. It also has institutes of higher education – Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Spokane Community College, and Spokane Falls Community College. Many employees pursue courses at these schools to upgrade their skills and resumes.

With all branches of the US armed forces being represented in this region, the Fairchild Airforce base is one of the largest employers. Sacred Heart Medical Centre is a major employer for healthcare professionals and offers a handsome mean salary of $89,000. Spokane School District 81 and Gonzaga University are prominent employers for jobs in the education sector. Other sizable employers in Spokane include Agilent, General Dynamics, Signature Genomic Laboratories, State of Washington, and the US Federal Government.