Gov. Inslee ‘disappointed’ as Boeing moves up to 1,200 tech jobs out of Washington state

Aerospace giant Boeing is restructuring its Research & Technology Unit, shifting between 800 to 1,200 jobs from Washington state to new R&D locations in Huntsville, Ala.; Southern California; St. Louis and North Charleston, S.C. “We are reorganizing and realigning our research-and-technology operations to better meet the needs of our Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security business… Read More


Glassdoor raises $50 million, tops 22 million members

Glassdoor, which compiles salary and workplace data on more than 300,000 companies, has raised $50 million in financing from Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures and DAG Ventures. Total funding now stands at $92 million. Founded in 2007 by former Expedia execs Rich Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse, Glassdoor plans… Read More


Washington reports 9,500 job losses: Unemployment rate consistent for past 2 months

The latest stats from the state’s Employment Security Department show Washington’s unemployment rate staying consistent over the past two months despite the first job losses in nearly two years. The unemployment rate went from 7 percent in August down to 6.9 percent in September, before coming back up to 7 percent last month. However, after 22… Read More


New “Jobs” trailer backed by Macklemore remix

The latest trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic is out, and as before, Ashton Kutcher’s performance as the titular character is backed by “Can’t Hold Us” by Seattle’s own Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This time, though, the sound editors have decided to take some liberties with the original composition, emphasizing “Return of the Mac(k)” as… Read More


Microsoft sees big jump in support and consulting jobs, coinciding with Windows 8

Here’s another interesting tidbit from Microsoft’s Form 10-K filing with the SEC: The company reports that its internal ranks of product support and consulting services employees swelled to 21,000 people — an increase of 3,000 people or 17 percent in that category when compared to last year’s filing. The increase came as Microsoft released Windows… Read More


GeekWork: Sweet gigs from WhitePages, RealNetworks, Expedia and more!

Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to check out our new jobs marketplace: And, if you haven’t, check out this introductory post from the beta launch last week. We’re excited about this new offering for GeekWire, and anticipate it will simplify the search experiences for both employers and job seekers. To get you in the swing of things, here… Read More

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Can’t Hold Ashton Kutcher: “Jobs” movie trailer is here, with music by Macklemore

Today saw the release of the first trailer for “Jobs” the biopic about Apple’s late CEO starring Ashton Kutcher as the titular character, with Josh Gad playing Steve Wozniak. Check it out above. Backing it up is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” which is interesting, considering that the Seattle rapper was just recently… Read More

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Yes, we’re satisfied in Seattle: City ranks 3rd in employee satisfaction survey

The traffic congestion kind of sucks, and the rain certainly can be a bummer at times. But, for the most part, Seattleites are generally satisfied with their jobs. That’s the latest finding from the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card, which ranked overall employment satisfaction. Seattle scored a 3.4 rating in the survey, just behind San Jose… Read More


LexisNexis closing Bellevue offices, 80 people impacted

LexisNexis is closing its Bellevue operations at the end of this year, a decision that will impact about 80 people. The company’s Legal & Professional services business, which employs about 10,000 worldwide, established operations in the Seattle area through its acquisition of online document retrieval startup CourtLink in 2001. The company issued this statement when… Read More


Survey: Washington state No. 1 in software publishing jobs, ranks third in tech wages

Technology workers are well paid in Washington state, with Seattle area entrepreneur and co-founder Hadi Partovi telling us earlier this year that learning computer programming is the fastest way “to join the one percent.” Now, here’s some evidence to that effect. According to the annual Cyberstates report from the TechAmerica foundation, tech workers in… Read More

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The best and worst jobs in America: From software geeks to newspaper hacks

It’s a good thing we got out of the newspaper business. According to a survey out today from, newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. “Ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses have created very difficult conditions for newspaper reporters, which has been ranked as this year’s worst job,” the… Read More