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									Whatcom County’s 50 largest employers / Skagit County's 5 larges
This survey of Whatcom County employers is ranked by number of employees. Businesses are listed alphabetically by name of company. It
Washington University’s College of Business and Economics Center for Economics and Business Research. Information was provided by th
approximate and can include full- and part-time and temporary employees who vary by seasonal requirements. Since several smaller comp
ranking may fluctuate. Benefits and other details often depend on individual positions, number of hours worked and other factors. For specif
or visit their Web sites.

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Ranking: 1 Company Name                      Bio                                                          Employees
(largest)                                                                                                 2008      2003
to 50

     13       Alcoa Intalco Works            Alcoa Intalco Works has been a member of the                 644               505
                                             Whatcom County community for more than 40 years.
                                             Located in Ferndale, operations at the primary
                                             aluminum smelter began in 1966 under the ownership of
                                             Alumax, Pechiney and Howmet.
     14       Anvil Corporation              Anvil provides full-service project management,              590               560
                                             engineering, procurement, technical, and construction
                                             management services. Founded in 1971 on a belief that
                                             when a service provider meets or exceeds client
                                             expectations, they will be rewarded with more work.
      4       Bellingham School District     Established 1904. Local organization serving nearly          1,338             1,216
                                             10,000 students, ages 3 to 21. It has 13 elementary
                                             schools, four middle schools, three comprehensive high
                                             schools, and one alternative high school. Also provides
                                             preschool and vocational transitional services for special
     30       Bellingham Technical           Bellingham Technical College is an accredited, public        295 (175          250 (140
              College                        college, and one of Washington state’s 34 community          regular staff,    regular staff,
                                             and technical colleges. BTC’s mission is to deliver          120 adjunct       110 adjunct
                                             superior professional technical education for today’s        instructors.      instructors.
                                             needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. BTC offers more          Does not          Does not
     32       Blaine School District         Established 1906. The district serves approximately          276 regular       245 (130
                                             2,200 students preschool age through grade 12.               staff (142        certificated, 115
                                                                           certificated,     classified)
                                                                                                          134 classified)
      8       BP Cherry Point Refinery     Established 1971. One of the newest refineries in the          805               425
                                           U.S. It is a single stream refinery with capacity to
                                           process 240,000 barrels of crude per day into gasoline,
                                           jet fuel, medium distillates, and anode grade coke for
                                           aluminum smelters. Part of BP PLC, one of the world’s
     18       Brown & Cole Stores, LLC     Established in 1909. Retail grocery. Regional privately        490               520
              (Food Pavilion, Cost Cutter, owned business.
              & Everson Red Apple)         Whatcom County includes eight stores and corporate
                                           headquarters. Twenty stores statewide.
     37       CH2M Hill                    Employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global firm providing            251
                                           engineering, construction, operations, and related             Bellingham;
                                           technical services to public and private clients               total 450
                                           throughout the world. In 2003, 2006 and 2007,                  between
                                           FORTUNE magazine ranked CH2M HILL among the                    regional
     43       Christian Health Care Center Christian Health Care Center is a 142-bed nonprofit            210               195
                                           skilled nursing facility in Lynden. It was founded in 1956
                                           by some of the leaders in the Christian Reformed
                                           Churches in the community. Although Christian Health
                                           Care Center is not affiliated with any church, it operates
7    City of Bellingham            Established 1904. Supports a safe, satisfying and             852              823
                                   prosperous community life by providing the citizens of
                                   Bellingham with quality, cost-effective services that
                                   meet today’s needs and form a strong foundation for the
                                   future. Responsible for providing a wide variety of
34   ConocoPhillips Ferndale       Ferndale Refinery was the first full-scale oil refinery built 270              297
     Refinery                      in Washington state, coming on-stream in 1954. Having
                                   expanded multiple times during the years, it today
                                   processes approximately 105,000 barrels of crude oil
                                   per day into gasoline (unleaded and super unleaded),
31   Costco Wholesale              Established 1983. Warehouse membership club. Retail, 280
     Corporation                   operating internationally. Currently employs 136,000
                                   people worldwide.

38   Diamond B Constructors,       DBC is a fourth-generation family business with roots        250-350           200-250
     Inc.                          extending back to the early 1900s. Beginning as a small
                                   subsidiary of Bloedel-Donovan Lumber, the company
                                   has since grown regionally with annual revenues
                                   between $40-$50 million. DBC consistently employs 250
33   Family Care Network           Established 1999. Family Care Network is a team of           271 (full- and    243 (full- and
                                   health care professionals and support personnel located      part-time)        part-time)
                                   in offices throughout Whatcom County, which range
                                   from solo practitioners to a group of nine physicians in
                                   the same clinic. Four of our practices are designated
11   Ferndale School District      State educational institution. The district serves           693 Total         685 Total
                                   approximately 5,200 students in grades preschool             Employees         Employees (385
                                   through 12. The district has seven elementary schools,       (388              certificated, 300
                                   two middle schools and three high schools. Clearview         certificated,     classified)
                                   High provides alternative academic opportunities for         305 classified)
17   Fred Meyer                    Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., operates         529; plus 11      232
                                   128 multi-department stores in four western states.          employees at
                                   More than 28,500 Fred Meyer employees in Alaska,             Fred Meyer
                                   Idaho, Oregon and Washington help customers fill their       jewelry stores
                                   food, apparel, and general merchandise needs. Fred
5    Haggen, Inc.                  With headquarters in Bellingham and 33 supermarkets          965               827
                                   in the region, Haggen provides many opportunities as
                                   Washington’s largest independent grocer and seventh-
                                   largest private company. Founded in 1933, Haggen
                                   offers stability and growth.
49   Haskell Corp.                 Industrial and fabrication contractors.                    185, average
     Declined to participate.                                        in Whatcom
                                                                                              County; 600 in
23   Heath Tecna Inc.              Heath Tecna is a premium manufacturer and supplier of 371                 214
                                   innovative aircraft interior products and services, and is
                                   part of the Premium Aircraft Interiors Group
                                   headquartered in the United Kingdom. Heath Tecna’s
                                   Bellingham facility was established in 1990. Heath
46   Homestead Northwest           Established 1991. Resort, single and multi family          200            200
                                   housing developers.

29   Horizon Bank               Horizon Bank is a locally managed bank headquartered 308                          234
                                in Bellingham. Since 1922, we have provided the people
                                and businesses of this region with the financial tools for
                                creating prosperity and opportunity. Currently, we
                                operate 19 full-service offices, four commercial banking
39   IMCO General Construction, Frank and Patti Imhof founded IMCO General                 250                    75
     Inc.                       Construction, Inc. in 1978. IMCO does both private and
                                public works construction in collaboration with a variety
                                of owners, engineer and architects. IMCO has a
                                reputation for excellence in safety, and has one of the
50   Lowe's Home Improvement        Lowe's of Bellingham is a hardware store that was            180
     Warehouse                      establised in July 2002. Lowe's H.I.W., Inc. was founded
                                    in 1921 by J. S. Lowe in North Wilkesboro, N.C., which
                                    is where the corporate offices are still located today.
21   Lynden School District         Classes first began in 1876 and the district was             391               343
                                    consolidated in 1915. Local, public educational
                                    organization serving 2,700 students, ages 3 to 21. It has
                                    three elementary schools, one middle school, one
                                    comprehensive high school, one alternative middle/high
9    Lummi Indian Business          Present day council established in 1970. Lummi Indian   800 (includes          650 (includes
     Council                                                                                regular full-
                                    Business Council is a tribally run local organization. The                     regular full-time,
                                    tribal council consists of 11 members.                  time, part-time        part-time and
                                                                 and                    temporary/on-
                                                                                            temporary/on-          call employees)
20   Madrona Medical Group       Serving the communities of northwest Washington since 450                         345
                                 1995, Madrona Medical Group continues to provide cost-
                                 effective, one-stop health care. Madrona intends to
                                 continue our tradition of excellent service to our
                                 community, our patients, our employees, and our
3    Matrix Service Inc.         Established in 1984, Matrix Service provides industrial    Approximately          250 based out
                                 construction, repair and maintenance services primarily 1,430 based               of Bellingham;
                                 to the refining, chemical, petro-chemical and power        out of                 1,550 total,
                                 industries. Matrix Service Inc. is a wholly owned          Bellingham             approximately
                                 subsidiary of Matrix Service Company, which has            office. 3,650
42   Meridian School District    Local public educational organization serving 1,625        213
                                 students in a rural setting. Established early 1900s.
                                 Meridian has four schools: Meridian High, Meridian
                                 Middle, Ten Mile Creek Elementary and Irene Reither
                                 Primary School. Meridian also operates Meridian Parent
28   Mount Baker School District State educational institution established as a district in 323                    300
                                 1941; before that it was many separate local small area
                                 schools. The district educates children from the eastern
                                 edge of Bellingham to Glacier in grades preschool
                                 through grade 12.
15   Nooksack River Casino and The Nooksack Indian Tribe owns and operates both the 587                            144
     Nooksack Northwood          Nooksack River Casino in Deming, opened 1993, and
     Casino                      the new Nooksack Northwood Casino near Lynden,
                                 opened late 2007. Nooksack River Casino is located 15
                                 minutes east of Bellingham on the Mount Baker
35   Nooksack Valley School      Public education.                                          270; 159               261
     District                                              certificated,
                                                                                            111 classified

27   Parker Corporate Services,     Starting in 1972 as one office, local Bellingham security    325               220
     Inc. (Whatcom Security         patrol service made up of off-duty Bellingham police
     Agency; Action Cleaning        officers, Whatcom Security Agency, Inc. has grown,
     Services; Business             changing its name to Parker Corporate Services, Inc. in
     Extension Services) 3-14:      2000 in order not to be geographically stereotyped, and
41   Peoples Bank                   Peoples Bank is an $800-million in assets, independent       214               194
                                    community bank based in Lynden. With 25 offices
                                    throughout Washington state, the bank serves
                                    customers with a full range of business, mortgage and
                                    personal banking solutions. As an independent
22   Premier Agendas, Inc.          Founded in 1982 in Canada, Premier Agendas                   376 total
                                    expanded into the United States in 1988 and is the           associates:
                                    leading student agendas company in North America.            237 of these
                                    Headquartered in Bellingham, we have locations in            are local, will
                                    British Columbia and Quebec in Canada, and Nebraska          hire an
47   Samson Rope                    With more than 100 years of experience, Samson is            195               145
                                    recognized as the leader in developing and
                                    manufacturing high performance ropes. The company's
                                    unwavering commitment to research, development, and
                                    a unique package of field engineering and after-sale
48   South Everson Lumber Co., State-of-the-art re-manufacturing center to convert      195,
     Inc. (SELCO, Inc.)        commodity products into various specialty product lines. estimated
     Declined to participate.

26   Semiahmoo Resort, LLC          Semiahmoo Resort is one of Washington’s premier            350-400        350
                                    oceanfront destination resorts. The AAA Four-Diamond
                                    rated hotel features a luxurious spa and two of
                                    Washington’s top public golf courses; Loomis Trail Golf
                                    Club and Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. The resort
16   Silver Reef Hotel Casino &     Established 2002. 105 deluxe rooms, full service           544            250, upon
     Spa                            destination resort with four restaurants -- The Steak                     opening in
                                    House, Red River Café, Panasia, Gold Rush Bakery                          2002.
                                    and Deli -- also featuring a full-service spa including
                                    indoor pool. Three lounges, 680 slots, 20 table games
10   Sodexo (University Dining      Sodexo is an international contract food service           700; includes 400
     Services)                      business doing business worldwide. Business segments       full-time/part-
                                    include campus dining, corporate food services, school     time,
                                    food services, health care services, laundry services,     managers and
                                    facilities management and senior care.                     students.
1    St. Joseph                     Established 1891. Hospital and health services.            2,376           1,800
     Hospital/PeaceHealth           Operates in Washington, Alaska and Oregon.
     Whatcom Region       

12   Sterling Health Plans -       Formerly Olympic Health Management, Sterling is a           655            326
     Underwritten by Sterling Life nation-wide insurance company with more than 650
     Insurance Company             employees in its home office located in Bellingham and
                                   more than 775 field sales professionals across the
                                   country. Sterling’s product line continues to grow and
19   T-Mobile USA                  Based in Bellevue, T-Mobile USA is a national provider      455            500
                                   of wireless voice, messaging, and data services capable
                                   of reaching more than 268 million Americans where they
                                   live, work, and play. Far from being an independent
                                   national carrier, T-Mobile USA is the U.S. operating
45   Target Stores                 Target is an upscale discount retailer. Target is the       203            150
                                   largest division of Target Corporation and the nation's
                                   second largest discount retailer. Target operates more
                                   than 1,500 stores and employs more than a quarter of a
                                   million team members in 47 states. Target headquarters
44   Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. Trans-Ocean was established in 1985. Trans-Ocean               205            182
                                   was one of the first U.S. companies to manufacture
                                   surimi seafood. Since 1985, Trans-Ocean has enjoyed
                                   steady growth and in 2000, Trans-Ocean purchased a
                                   facility that opened new markets and allowed for further
25   Wal-Mart                      Discount department store opened in Bellingham in           Average       350
                                   August 1996. Wal-Mart is an international company           number of
                                   located in 13 countries but began as a mom and pop          employees in
                                   shop in the 1960s in Rogers, Ark.                           2007 was 367.
                                                                      We employ
2    Western Washington            Western Washington University is one of six state-          2,186         1,970
     University                    funded, four-year institutions of higher education in
                                   Washington. Since the first class of 88 students entered
                                   in 1899, the school has grown into the third-largest
                                   institution of higher education in the state. Western has
24   Whatcom Community             Provides an educational environment that encourages         368 (Exempt, 330
     College                       strong student performance and achievement and a            faculty,
                                   curriculum that emphasizes quality teaching and             classified
                                   learning.                                                   staff; does not
                                                                  include part-
6    Whatcom County                Whatcom County was established 150 years ago and            930             828
     Government                    provides county government services.
36   Whatcom Educational Credit Originally chartered in 1936, Whatcom Educational          255                 155
     Union                        Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial
                                  cooperative. Membership is open to anyone who lives,
                                  works, worships, or attends school in Whatcom County,
                                  as well as relatives of all members.
40   Whatcom Transportation       WTA was established in 1992 when the City of             232                 180
     Authority                    Bellingham's transit division formed a Public
                                  Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) with the goal of
                                  providing transit service throughout Whatcom County. In
                                  1994 WTA took over the operation of the Whatcom
     Skagit County's five largest
     private employers

1    The Skagit Valley Casino & The Skagit features a full-service, Las Vegas-style            558             500
     Resort                     casino with slots and table games, a 103-room AAA
                                Three-Diamond rated deluxe hotel, headline
                                entertainment, shows, live music and three restaurants,
                                including The Five Onion Grill, Market Buffet and
2    Regence BlueShield         Since 1917, we have been providing our members with            Slightly less   About 200
                                health, dental, vision, life insurance and administrative      than 500
                                services. In Burlington since 2001 when we merged with
                                Northwest Medical Bureau.
3    Shell Puget Sound Refinery Shell Puget Sound Refinery, located in Anacortes, is the       450             430
                                second largest refinery in Washington state.
                                Constructed in 1958, the refinery celebrates its 50th
                                anniversary this year. Although Shell is a global energy
                                company, Shell Puget Sound Refinery primarily
4    Janicki Industries, Inc.   Incorporated in 1994, Janicki Industries is a privately        446
                                held company located in Sedro-Woolley. Originally
                                known as Janicki Machine Design, the company was
                                formed by Peter Janicki in response to the growing use
                                of in-house Computer Aided Design systems by the
5    Tesoro Refining and        The Tesoro Anacortes refinery was built in the early           360
     Marketing                  1950s and purchased by Tesoro in 1998. With a total            crude-oil capacity of 115,000 barrels per day, the
                                refinery primarily supplies gasoline, jet fuel and diesel to
                                markets in Washington and Oregon, and manufactures
ounty's 5 largest public employers
betically by name of company. It was compiled from sources including Western
 . Information was provided by the companies. All employee numbers are
nts. Since several smaller companies are close in number of employees, that
ked and other factors. For specific details on any given position, contact employers

               Regularly hiring/ Anticipated Benefits
               openings 2008/ Average        Minimum                               Health      Percent employer-paid              Paid
               starting salary               hours/week to                                     for employee/                      vacation
                                             qualify                                           dependents
               When hiring: skilled crafts (millwrights, 36 to 40                 Yes                                             Yes
               electricians, brick masons) as well as
               entry-level production positions.
               In 2008, anticipated limited openings in
               skilled craft and some entry-level
               Several openings in 2008. For a           32                       Yes          100 percent for employee.          Yes
               complete listing of available positions,                                        Varies for dependents.
               please visit our Web site at
      Starting salaries
               vary based on experience and skills.
               Teachers, para-educators, secretaries, Varies per contract.        Yes          Employees with 1,440 annual        Yes, for year-
               custodians, bus drivers, food service                                           hours are eligible for full        round
               workers. Starting salaries dependent                                            benefits for themselves and        employees
               on experience and education.                                                    additional dollars for dependent   and some
                                                                                               coverage, depending on the         part-time
               Various exempt, faculty and classified     20                      Yes, for     Employees pay between 8 to 20      Yes, for
               positions. Salaries vary depending on                              qualifying   percent of the cost of benefits    qualifying
               experience and education.                                          positions.   depending on plan choice and       positions.
                                                                                               family size.

               Regularily hiring certificated and         As per each             Yes          State Allocation. 1,440 paid       Certificated,
               classifed substitutes. Unable to predict   bargaining unit.                     hours qualifies for 100 percent    no;
               openings for regular positions.                                                 state allocation. Employee out-    classified,
               Teachers: salary depends on                                                     of-pocket, if applicable, is       yes.
               education and experience. Classified                                            dependent upon plan choice         Vacation is
               Maintenance and operations                 Practically all positions Yes        80 percent. Medical, dental,       Yes
               technicians, $24.88 per hour. Chemical     are 40 hours per week.               vision.
               and mechanical engineers, $70,000
               plus per year. Along with an annual
               Regularly hiring entry-level store         Union: 60 hours per     Yes          Varies by plan selection; 85       Yes
               positions; 200 anticipated hires in        month for individual                 percent to 100 percent.
               Whatcom County in 2008. We are also        coverage, 80 hours
               seeking talented people interested in      per month for full
               management at the department and           family benefits. Non-
               The company is actively seeking                                    Yes                                             Yes
               professional men and women in a wide
               range of positions from designers to
               engineers to administrative staff. For
               those seeking travel and career growth
               Always accepting applications for all      30                      Yes          80 percent company-paid for        Yes, after six
               positions. Regularly hiring NAC, LPN.                                           employee coverage; employee        months of
               Anticipate NAC, LPN openings.                                                   pays 100 percent for optional      employment.
               Starting wage determined by                                                     dependent coverage.
               experience and position.
Regularly hires for police officers,         20, for part-time        Yes            Employee/dependents: 77.5        Yes
firefighters, dispatchers, utility workers   benefits.                               percent to 100 percent,
and clerical positions. Visit                                                        depending on plan choice. regularly for current
openings. Salaries vary.
Positions regularly hiring: chemical         All positions qualify.   Yes            80 percent. Medical, dental,     Yes, start
engineers, mechanical engineers,                                                     vision.                          with 10 days.
accountants, chemists, operators.                                                                                     Increases
Anticipated 2008 openings:                                                                                            with years of
maintenance craft, operators, lab                                                                                     service.
Warehouse hourly staff. Thirty-nine          24, for part-time        Yes            90 percent                       Yes
new openings planned for 2008.               benefits.
Starting wages $11 to $11.50 per hour.

Project managers and project                 32                       Yes            100 percent employer paid        Yes
engineers. Competitive salary.

We regularly recruit full-time family        32                       Choice of     Depends on plan. Average          Paid Time
practitioners, with future partnership                                medical and contribution is 80 percent for      Off (PTO)
opportunities. Other regularly posted                                 dental plans. employee only, 36 percent for     accrual
positions include: practice manager,                                                employee and spouse, 43           based on
patient service representative (front                                               percent for employee and          hours
Anticipated openings for 15 to 20            Depends on               Yes           State-funded based on FTE         Classified:
certificated employees including             bargaining group; 15                   formula; employee/dependants.     Yes, varies
speech language pathologists, special        hours/week is lowest.                  An employee who covers only       by
education and regular classroom              18.75 hours for                        themselves can have 100           bargaining
teachers. No anticipated classified          certificated                           percent costs covered.            group.
Cashier and retail sales: starting wages     25                       Yes           Varies depending upon when        Yes
for most positions range from minimum                                               the employee began working for
wage to $9.36 per hour. Hires extra                                                 Fred Meyer and what their
staff during summer and holiday                                                     position is within the store.
4,016 total number of employees at all       Union: 60 hours per      Yes. Medical, Yes. (Varies)                     Yes
locations. Regularly hiring for food         month for individual     dental, vision,
service clerks, grocery clerks, bakery       coverage, 80 hours       prescription.
clerks, courtesy clerks.                     per month for family
                                             coverage. Non-union:

Production, engineering, office              30                       Yes.             85 percent for employees, 85   Yes
administration. All positions are full                                Employees        percent for dependents
time.                                                                 are eligible
                                                                      for benefits
                                                                      the first of the
Resort staff. Anticipate about 80 hires. 36                           Yes                                             Yes
Minimum wage.

Positions regularly hiring are customer      20 hours per week to     Yes            HB pays 100 percent of base      Yes. Paid
service representatives/tellers. We          qualify for insurance                   medical, dental and vision for   vacation for
expect to hire around 20 new customer        benefits.                               full-time employees. Dependent   full-time
service representatives in 2008. The                                                 coverage available at the        employees
entry level starting salary range is                                                 employees' expense through       begins at 96
Office personnel hired around the            32                       Yes            100 percent for employee;        Yes
$40,000 range, management $70,000-                                                   depends on length of
plus range. Craft workers working out                                                employment for dependents.
in the field are paid prevailing wage,
which depends on location and skill
Part-time cashiers, loaders, Class "A" Both part- and full-time Yes                Lowe's pays approximately 70 Yes
CDL delivery drivers. Minimum wage     employees have a                            percent of the health premiums
for entry level position is $8.48/hour.wide range of benefits.                     for full-time employees.
                                       Some require at least
                                       90 days or more of
Teachers, para-educators, custodians, Teachers: full benefits Yes                  Full coverage for full-time       Yes, for 12-
cooks, bus drivers, secretaries,       at 1,274 hours per                          employees, coverage pro-rated     month
coaches. Substitute: teachers, para-   year. Classified: full                      for part-time employees.          employees
educators, bus drivers, custodians,    benefits at 1,440 hours                     Dependents can be fully or        and some
cooks, secretaries, extra-curricular   per year. Part-time                         partially covered depending on    part-time
Teachers (pre-school - grade 12),      21 hours per week for Yes                   Self-insured: 80 percent for      Yes
teacher aides for schools and daycare, part-time benefits, 31                      employees medical/dental and
CDP counselors, treatment aides,       hours per week for full-                    80 percent for employees'
cashiers and caregivers.               time benefits.                              spouse & dependents medical.
                                                                                   VSP vision benefit for employee
Medical outpatient office positions,       20                      Yes                                               Yes
certified medical assistant, registered
medical assistant, licensed practical
nurse, registered nurse, lab
technologist, repiratory therapy, sleep
Routinely recruits and hires a wide                                Offers a wide   Depending on the plan, Matrix     Yes, for
range of positions including skilled craft                         array of        Service pays a significant        eligible
personnel, project management,                                     medical         amount of the monthly             employees.
safety, quality control, accounting,                               benefits,       premiums on behalf of its
administration and supervision. Please                             including the   employees.
Anticipates openings for teachers,         Varies per contract.    Yes             Varies per contract.              Yes, for full-
administrators, food services workers,                                                                               time
sub teachers, sub bus drivers, coaches                                                                               employees
and custodians.                                                                                                      and some
Teachers and classified employees           10                     Yes           Monthly benefit allotment of        Yes,
(cooks, bus drivers, para-educators,                                             $707 per 1.0 FTE and prorated       classified
secretaries, custodians and                                                      benefits for part-time              employees
maintenance). Teacher starting salary                                            employees; out-of-pocket            only.
$34,905 per year. Classified salary                                              expense for employee and
Careers available in security,              32                     Yes           Major medical, dental, vision       Yes
information technology, accounting,                                              and prescription plan for
human resources, surveillance,                                                   employee plus a $10,000 life
gaming, food and beverage and                                                    insurance policy available for
culinary arts. Average salaries depend                                           only $20 per paycheck.
Teachers, para-educators, custodians,       Varies by bargaining   Yes           Employees with 1,440 annual         Classified:
cooks, bus drivers, secretaries,            group.                               hours receive a monthly             yes, for full
coaches. Substitute: teachers, para-                                             allotment, currently $649.29.       year staff.
educators, bus drivers, custodians,                                              Part-time employees receive a       School year
cooks, secretaries, extra-curricular                                             prorated portion. Out-of-pocket     staff are paid
Hiring: Armed/unarmed security              37.5; plus a mandatory Yes, after 90 40 percent of premium paid by       Yes, after
officers, experienced janitors and          90 day probationary    days of full- company for employee only.          one year.
dispatch/phone operators. Wages             period.                time
depend on divisional placements and                                employment.
background experience and range from
Frontline staff openings are primary        20                     Yes             100 percent for full-time         Yes
entry to Peoples Bank. The bank’s                                                  employees (30-40 hours per
operations center is also located in                                               week); 50 percent for part-time
Whatcom County. Salary depends on                                                  employees (20-30 hours per
position. Do not anticipate                                                        week); pay a portion of
Anticipating up to 25 full-time benefited   40                     Yes             Most employees pay 20 percent     Part-time
positions available in 2008 and 230                                                of the premium for both           employees
seasonal people for the summer.                                                    themselves and their              receive paid
Salary varies by position.                                                         dependents.                       time off on a
Production.                                                        Yes             Varies                            Yes
Career opportunities and seasonal                                     Yes                                                Yes
employment in administration,
banquets and catering, facilities, food
and beverage (cooks/servers), gift
shop and espresso bar, golf pro shops,
Always accepting applications for all   32 for medical; 25 for        Yes              Full-time employees are eligible Yes
positions. Average starting salary      dental/life.                                   for health benefits after 90 days
varies depending on experience.                                                        of employment. Monthly
                                                                                       premiums for all full-time
                                                                                       employees and family 100
Concentrated hiring in August and            30                       Yes              Approximately 60 percent.         Yes
September, annually. Additional hiring
year-round as needed. Positions we
hire for include executive chefs, sous
chefs, line servers, grill cooks, salad or
St. Joseph Hospital posts all current        20. Benefits begin first Yes              For a full-time employee on the   Yes. PTO -
opportunities online at                      of the month after 90                     In Network plan the hospital      Paid Time Positions are           days of employment.                       pays 100 percent for the          Off system;
posted on a daily basis and                                                            employee, 82 percent for          paid
applications are accepted online, 24                                                   spouse, and 83 percent for        holiday/vacat
Our core operational areas typically         20                       Yes              Multiple health plans offered,    Yes
have the highest growth and includes                                                   percentage employer-paid
claims, customer service, enrollment                                                   varies.
and provider relations staff. The hiring
range for many of our entry-level
Regularly hires customer service             20                       Yes              85 percent for both employee      Yes. Paid
representatives in class sizes of 15 to                                                and dependent coverage.           time off
17. Classes scheduled through the                                                                                        program
remainder of 2008. Minimum starting                                                                                      begins
salary is $11.07 and increases based                                                                                     accruing
Positions regularly hiring: entry level      Limited benefit          Yes              Employee and dependent            Yes
cashier, trailer unloader and salesfloor     package, no average;                      benefits in accordance with
team member. Entry level salary              Part-time benefit                         benefit package eligibility.
range: $8 to $8.50 per hour starting         package, 19.5 hours;                      Target pays 100 percent of
wage. Hourly leadership: $9 to $12.75        Full-time benefit                         preventative care and
We regularly hire entry-level production     20                       Yes              Employee premium 100 percent Yes
workers starting at $9 and $10.65 per                                                  paid by company. Dependents
hour. Typical number of openings is                                                    premium payment depends on
five.                                                                                  time in service.

Regularly hiring for cashiers, overnight     No minimum for part-    Yes.              70 percent of medical insurance Yes
stockers and sales floor associates.         time benefits; 34, for  Associates        premiums paid by Wal-Mart.
Entry-level salary, with no experience       full-time benefits.     have more
or training, starts at $8.20 per hour.                               than 50 ways
Starting rates are potentially higher                                of
Part-time and full-time faculty,             20. Benefits begin on Yes, for            Employees pay between 5 to 22     Professional
professional staff and classified            first work day of month positions that    percent of the cost of health     staff accrue
positions. Classified positions include      following hire date     meet eligiblity   benefits depending on plan        16 hours of
administrative support, fiscal services,     except when the         criteria.         choice and family size. The       vacation and
health and safety, computer and info         employee begins on                        average contribution by           8 hours of
Various exempt, faculty and classified       Must have contract of Yes                 WCC pays $707 per month, per      Yes. For
positions. Salaries vary depending on        50 percent or more to                     employee/family for qualifying    qualifying
experience and education.                    qualify for state                         employees. Remainder is           positions.
                                             benefits. Adjunct                         employee-paid.
                                             faculty needs two
General clerical and a range of              80 compensated hours Yes                  Up to 100 percent depending on Yes
professional positions. Visit                per month in a benefit                    the plan. for openings.           eligible position.
Salary depends on position.
Tellers. 30-35 anticipated openings for 20                           Yes               Medical, dental and vision: 100      Yes. Two
2008. Average starting salary is $10                                                   percent for fulltime employees       weeks after
per hour.                                                                              and 50 percent for their             1 year of
                                                                                       dependents; 50 percent for part-     employment.
                                                                                       time employees and 25 percent
Part-time transit operators; 2-3           35 hours per week; 30 Yes                   Full-time employees: medical,        Yes. Amount
anticipated openings; $15.37 per hour      hours per week for                          dental, vision and life insurance,   of leave time
to $19.12 per hour depending upon          relief board operators                      pay monthly contribution of $30      depends on
assignment. Manager of information         to qualify for full-time                    for employee, $57 for employee       employee
technology; 1 anticipated opening;         benefits. 20 hours per                      plus spouse, $52 employee plus       status (part-

Accepting applications for all positions   33 for full-time       Yes                  100 percent for employee             Yes, up to
at all times. Salary will vary depending   benefits; some                              medical and life insurance           four weeks.
upon position and experience.              benefits also provided
Background and drug screen required.       to part-time employees
Visit or call (877)
Our Burlington location regularly hires    20, but we only hire full- We have four     Regence cost sharing currently       New hires to
for customer service specialists,          time employees that        health benefit   pays 90 percent of most health       five years of
membership administrators and claims       work 38.75 hours per plans and              benefit packages and 75              service are
service analysts. Starting salary range    week. Eligible for         three dental     percent of most dental               eligible for
for all three positions is between $11-    health benefits on the plans to             packages. Employee pays 10           17 days paid
Regularly hiring for process operators     20                         Yes              Approximately 80 percent             Yes, plus
and maintenance technicians.                                                           premium paid by employer.            ability to
Anticipated openings for 2008: project                                                                                      purchase
engineer, instrument and electrical                                                                                         vacation.
machine shop supervisor/planner,
Janicki Industries is anticipating an      30                        Yes               Approximately 66 percent.            Yes
increase in number of employees once
the Hamilton site is up and running.

Maintenance skill groups and refinery      All full-time employees Yes                                                      Yes
operators starting at $20.76/hour.         eligible
                                                                         Perks as described by employer
401(k)/Pension                     Other

401(k)                             Performance pay bonus program,        Years of Service awards and recognition; health and
                                   tuition reimbursement.                safety and wellness incentive programs; free employee
                                                                         assistance program; discounts on items such as cars,
                                                                         electronics, phones, insurance and travel; Matching Gift
                                                                         Program where the company matches employee
Yes, both.                         Wellness plan.                        Anvil is an employee-owned company.

Washington state retirement        Many part-time positions available,   Summer and holiday breaks, schedule that coordinates
plans.                             professional development and          with children's school year calendar, some parents work
                                   promotional opportunities, Section    in the same school as their children attend, on-site
                                   125 flex spending accounts.           childcare at most elementary schools through the YMCA
                                                                         day care programs, opportunity to make a difference in
Participation in the Deptment of   On-site free parking, flexible
Retirement or TIAA/CREF            spending accounts for health,
retirement plans is mandatory      alternate shifts such as swing or
for regular employees.             graveyard, training programs,
Supplemental retirement plans      tuition reimbursement for qualifying
Defined contribution and/or        Professional development             The No. 1 perk is the opportunity to make a difference
defined benefit plan(s) through    opportunities, Section 125 flexible for children. In addition, many staff enjoy the summer
the Department of Retirement       spending accounts and other          and school break periods to spend with their families.
Systems. Must work 17.50           employee paid benefit options.
hours/week to qualify.
A non-contributory (by             Life insurance, long-term care        On-site fitness facility and wellness program, service
employee) pension and a            insurance, long-term disability       awards, recognition awards, recreation club and
savings plan with company          insurance, health and dependent       discounts with major brand companies for select items.
match.                             care spending accounts, short-term
                                   disability (paid sick days), annual
401(k) available to team           Voluntary benefits including flex     Casual work environment, locally focused small regional
members after one year.            accounts for dependent care or un-    grocery chain, local company emphasizing sustainable
Pension available to union         reimbursed medical, cancer            connections, good corporate citizen involved in
team members.                      insurance, accident insurance,        community, leading contributor and participant in the
                                   group life insurance, short- and      American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Food
401(k) and employee-owned          World-class benefits and a flexible   Challenging and rewarding work environment.
stock purchase plan.               schedule work week.                   Relocating to a brand new facility on Bellingham’s
                                                                         waterfront in approximately 2010. Provides an equal mix
                                                                         of work and family time, plus fun group outings such as
                                                                         river rafting trips, skiing, baseball games, picnics – even
403(b) – No employer match         Short-term disability and life        Discounted gym membership.
                                   insurance to employees at
                                   company expense. Employee can
                                   purchase additional life insurance
                                   and long-term disability coverage.
City employees are part of the Depending on which union or
Public Employers Retirement    group, other benefits may include
System and also have several   flexible spending accounts, same-
deferred compensation          sex domestic partner benefits,
spending options.              generous sick leave program, staff
Non-contributory (by employee) On-site parking, life insurance, long- On-site gym, on-site credit union, service awards,
retirement plan. 401(k) plan   term care insurance, occupational significant discounts on purchases of products through
comprised of two components    accidental death insurance, health supplier promotions, park available for use by
where employees may elect to   and dependent care flexible            employees and retirees, employee Recreation
participate in one or both     spending accounts, short-term          Committee plans various events annually, employees
401(k)                         Vision program, dental care,           Employee Club activities include holiday parties, family
                               pharmacy program, health care          picnics and miscellaneous recreational events.
                               reimbursement account, dependent President Awards are given for performing a life-saving
                               care reimbursement account,            act and suggesting money-saving solutions.
                               voluntary short-term disability, long-
401(k) with employer matching. Annual bonus, on-site parking,         Company car, special events, company parties.
                               flexible work hours, telecommuting,
                               training programs, tuition

Employees 21 and older are          Dental, Life/AD&D, short-term         Flexible schedules and free immunizations.
eligible for 401(k) after three     disability, EAP, profit sharing.
months of service. FCN
matches 50 percent of the first
3 percent an employee
Yes. Work over 3.5 hours/day;       On-site parking, flexible spending Make a difference in children’s lives, some employees
state retirement system; 401(k)     accounts, job sharing, shifts        work in the same building where their children attend
available, no employer match.       (custodial only), training programs. school, summers off, nice breaks and 12 paid federal
                                                                         and state holidays, great people to work with.

Yes. 401(k) through the             Retirement health care benefits are   Employee awards, discounts on purchases.
company. Some union                 available to some employees,
employees receive pension as        depending on their union contract.
part of their union contract.       On-site parking, alternate shifts,
                                    training programs, tuition
Benefits vary depending upon        Flexible work schedules,              Crew discounts, annual holiday party, service awards
union/non-union status, but         community college tuition             program, discounts with local merchants, services,
include either pension or           reimbursement, Haggen savings         vacation and activity packages.
401(k).                             plan, profit sharing, bereavement
                                    pay and paid holidays.

401(k) with defined contribution    Short- and long-term disability, long- Annual employee service awards banquet, company
of 3 percent deposited by           term care, company paid life/AD&D picnic/baseball game, family holiday party, adult holiday
employer plus 47 percent            insurance, employee assistance         party, employee suggestion bonus opportunities,
company match of employee’s         program, flexible spending             wellness program, discounts with local businesses.
first 6 percent of contributions.   accounts, educational assistance,

401(k) has up to a 3 percent        All eligible employees have the       Quarterly and annual employee recognition awards,
match of employee                   opportunity to participate in an      annual events and career advancement opportunities
contributions. Also 3 percent       Incentive Plan and Employee           with training courses available to all employees.
pension after 1 year of             Assistance Program upon hire.
employment. Also offers Roth        Employees are eligible to set aside
401(k) availabe for all             Yearly performance-based bonus,       Ability to work from home if needed, pay for half of gym
employees. Pension available        training, safety incentive program.   memberships for qualifying employees, two employee
for craft workers.                                                        parties every year.
401(k)                           Lowe's offers a variety of benefits,    Lowe's employees receive a 10 percent discount on
                                 some of which depend upon               purchases, and discounts through GM, Ford, 1-800-
                                 position with company. Some of          FLOWERS, Verizon, and more.
                                 these include annual bonus,
                                 employee stock purchase plan,
Washington state Retirement      Job-sharing, tuition reimbursement,     The opportunity to work with caring adults investing in
System plans                     life insurance, short- and long-term    the lives of children. Most positions also are supported
                                 disability insurance, supplemental      by professional development opportunities.
                                 insurance, employee assistance,
                                 and flexible benefit spending
401(k)                           Twelve annual leave days per year       Day care close by, annual company picnic and
                                 for non-exempt employees.               Christmas party, on-site espresso/snack stand, on-site
                                 Seventeen annual leave days per         fitness center, close-knit community.
                                 year for exempt employees after
                                 one year of service. Twelve sick
401(k) and profit sharing plan. Additional benefit programs include      Recognition programs, wellness and safety emphasis,
                                 flexible spending accounts for          award programs recognizing performance and customer
                                 medical reimbursement and               service achievements, company-wide events, discounts
                                 dependant care, sick leave,             at several local gyms. Commuity involvement, support
                                 personal leave, paid holidays, life     several healthcare-related charitable organizations.
401(k). Employees can            Some additional benefits include        Some perks include business casual dress, employee
contribute a percentage of their paid holidays, group life insurance,    years-of-service awards, flexible work schedules, and
salary each pay period on a tax- short- and long-term disability         company-sponsored events for both employees and
deferred basis up to IRS annual insurance, AD&D, and flexible            their families.
limits. Company matches a        spending accounts for health and
Washington state Retirement      Section 125 Flex spending               Work in a warm and inviting environment with wonderful
Plans                            account, job sharing, part-time         children and families. Meridian is a great place to live
                                 employment, discounted gym              and work.

Washington state Department       Part-time positions and flexible       The opportunity to make a difference in children's lives,
of Retirement Systems;            schedules available, annual            summer and holiday breaks, schedule that coordinates
voluntary employee funded tax-    professional development stipend,      with school year calendar.
sheltered annuity plan 403(b)     many voluntary benefits such as
available.                        flexible spending accounts, annual
401(k)                            Benefits include on-site college       Fun employee events like bowling night, employee
                                  accredited training program, free      appreciation day, Halloween party and others. Employee
                                  meal each shift, flexible work         rewards program for employees to earn gift cards and
                                  schedules, paid birthday off,          certificates. Free turkey each Thanksgiving. Free
                                  floating holidays, paid sick leave,    parking and shuttle service. Discounted gym
Yes. For eligible positions in    Professional development for           Summer and holiday breaks, schedule that coordinates
the state retirement system;      certificated staff, many voluntary     with children's school year calendar, and the opportunity
401(k) available, no employer     benefits including section 125         to make a difference in the lives of children.
match.                            flexible spending accounts, life and
                                  disability insurance, annual sick
401(k) available after one year
and 1,000 hours, with company
matching up to 4 percent.

401(k) after 90 days of           Flexible spending accounts             Reduced- or no-fee banking services, years of service
employment with Peoples Bank      (dependent daycare and un-             awards/recognition, discounted fitness fees.
employer match of 100 percent     reimbursed medical), some tuition
of the first 7 percent of the     reimbursement, life and LTD, in-
employee deferral.                house job training, employee
401(k) after 90 days. Company     Quarterly bonus, on-site parking,      Discount on purchases from all School Specialty, Inc.
matches 50 percent of the first   flexible spending accounts for         companies, additional 24 hours given as paid time off to
6 percent that the employee       health and daycare, tuition            volunteer in the school system or with charitable
contributes.                      reimbursement.                         organizations.

401(k)                                                                   Annual company Mariners Game Day, annual holiday
                                                                         party/awards dinner, Wellness Program with incentives.
401(k)                                Dental, vision, life, LTD, AD&D,          Annual employee appreciation event, holiday event,
                                      Employee Assistance Program,              annual awards dinner, recognition programs and flexible
                                      paid holidays, paid leave for             scheduling.
                                      bereavement, military, and jury
                                      duty, on-site employee dining room
401(k) with employer match up         Full-time employees earn 18 days          Free meals while on shift, 20 percent discount on all
to 4 percent dollar-for-dollar of     of vacation and holiday for the first     logo items in the gift shop and any purchase of food in
employee contribution after one       and second years of service. Part-        the restaurant, free birthday dinner at the steak house,
year of employment. Available         time employees accrue vacation            Employee of the Month recognition, always growing and
to both full- and part-time           based on number of hours worked           offering the potential for promotion.
401(k)                                These benefits are directly related       Depending on position or status and tenure with the
                                      to the individual position. All full-     company. All staff receives one free meal for every shift
                                      time employees have options for           worked. The company offers a discount to major
                                      medical, life, dental and vision          national stores in a program called SAVE. All-staff
                                      insurance. Flexible spending              celebrations happen twice a year. A small bonus is
Retirement (403B plan),               Education scholarships, tuition           Quarterly employee celebrations, annual employee
employee can contribute up to         assistance, long- and short-term          recognition program with a special lunch for every five
50 percent, hospital matches          disability. FSA and HSA accounts          years of employment, annual picnic, discounts at local
up to 4 percent. (401A) Base          offered. Commute trip reduction           gyms and on cell phone service. Discounts available to
Plan after 3-years of service -       program offers free bus pass or           employees for auto, homeowners, long-term care,
401(k) and Roth 401(k) offered,       Free on-site parking, flexible            Annual company picnic, annual employee recognition
as well as a company-paid             spending accounts for health and          banquet, extensive employee discounts program,
retirement benefit.                   dependent care expenses, dental           employee recognition program.
                                      and vision benefits, life and
                                      accidental death and disability
401(k) immediately upon hire          Employee phone program with               State-of-the-art work areas with on-site café, fitness
with an employer match at the         deep discounts for friends and            center, a game room, an Internet Café; serenity room;
rate of $1 for $1 up to the first 3   family; quarterly bonuses for all         health and fitness discounts; discounts on other types of
percent of pay and 50 cents on        employees; incentive program for          insurance such as pet insurance; summer and holiday
the next 2 percent of pay.            high performers that includes             employee events; supports several community
401K, pension and retirement          Flexible work hours, tuition              Ten percent employee discount on merchandise.
benefits.                             reimbursement for leadership,
                                      flexible spending accounts for both
                                      health care and daycare.

401(k). Employees are eligible        Flexible spending accounts for            Employee service and attendance awards, annual
after 3 months of service.            insurance premiums, health                summer family picnic, annual company holiday party,
Company matches 50 cents on           expenses and daycare. Tuition             safety lunches.
the first 6 percent of employee       reimbursement, short term
contribution.                         disability, long term disability and
Yes. Company paid benefit to          Part-time (8 to 33 hours per week):       Childcare discounts, eye-wear discounts, educational
401(k). Profit sharing after 1        1 average week paid vacation after        discounts, travel discounts, cell phone discounts, gym
year with 1,000 hours of              second year. 1 year waiting period        discounts including Weight Watchers program, career
service. Associate can add to         to enroll in Wal-Mart health plans        advancement, financial services, scholarships,
401(k) with personal payroll          and 18 month wait for HMO                 volunteerism grants, freedom to talk to management
Participation in retirement plans     Western offers eligible employees         Employees enjoy a variety of recreation and wellness
is mandatory for all permanent        a full suite of benefits including, but   programs including access to a state of the art fitness
employees. Some employees             not limited to, dental, life insurance,   center, Lakewood Watersports facility on Lake Whatcom
belong to the state's defined         long-term disability insurance, long-     and Viqueen Lodge on Sinclair Island. Other perks
benefit plan, while other             term care insurance, and employee         include employee tuition waiver, technology training, cell
DRS or TIAA-CREF retirement           Flexible spending account,
options for qualifying                employee assistance program, free
individuals.                          parking, tuition waivers for
                                      qualifying employees, AFLAC.

Washington State Public               Flexible spending accounts, job           Health Promotion program and annual Employee
Employees Retirement System           shares, alternative shifts and            Recognition Day.
(PERS); LEOFF (law                    flexible work hours, depending on
enforcement officer retirement        the position.
plan); and deferred
401(k) plan participation after 1   Paid personal leave: 5 days at time     Corporate discounts at YMCA, Bellingham Athletic Club,
year of employment, 401(k)          of employment, 6 days per year          Gold’s Gym, Curves for Women, and Homestead
plan annual employer                thereafter. Paid bereavement            Fitness Center. Employer-sponsored staff athletic teams
contribution is 11 percent of       leave, jury duty pay, paid holidays.    (bowling/softball/soccer). Wellness programs (on-site
participant’s gross                 Employee assistance program             blood donation, employer paid flu immunization).
Public Employees Retirement         Flexible spending account, annual       Special Events: Employee safety breakfasts, annual
System funded by employee           bus pass (employee and                  safety and awards banquet, annual bus rodeo, discount
and employer contributions          dependents), tuition                    membership at YMCA.
(required); 457(b) funded by        reimbursement, operator training
employee only (voluntary).          program, attendance incentive

401(k)                              Dental, life, vision, ADD, short- and   Employee recognition/reward programs, annual awards
                                    long-term disability insurance, paid    banquet, annual employee appreciation event, holiday
                                    holidays, paid sick leave, all shifts   event, all shifts (day, swing, and graveyard), on-site
                                    (day, swing, and graveyard), paid       lighted and paved employee parking, shuttle, subsidized
                                    bereavement, jury and military          meals in separate employee dining room and credit
Eligible for 401(k) on the first of Flexible spending accounts              Employee discounts, onsite workout facility, holiday
the month following one month available, some positions have                parties and employee awards.
of service. Regence will match flexible work hours, tuition
contributions of 1 to 6 percent reimbursement, domestic partner
of eligible pay with 50 cents for benefits, commute reimbursement
Yes, both.                          Annual bonus, flexible spending         On-site fitness center, $250/year towards gym
                                    accounts for health or daycare,         membership.
                                    tuition reimbursement, domestic
                                    partner benefits.

Yes                              Flexible spending account for              Discounted gym membership, personal and professional
                                 health and daycare, long-term              growth opportunities, on-site celebration of major
                                 disability, group life insurance,          holidays and minority cultural events. Great family-
                                 employee assistance program, free          oriented company.
                                 on-site parking, day, swing,
401(k) with 7 percent pre-tax    100 percent tuition reimbursement,         Involvement in community, purchase and travel
match by employer; retirement flexible spending, domestic partner           discounts, discounted gym memberships, special events
plan vests after 5 years and     benefits, training programs,               and clubs (TERA Tesoro Employee Recreation
pays a benefit for life based on alternating shifts (operations).           Association, EAGLES Environmental Awareness Group
pay and service.                                                            Learning Environmental Solutions, Golf Club).

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