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. Note: To see full text, click on an individual cell. For more data, scroll right. 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 www.blaine.wednet.edu certificated, classified) 134 classified) plus 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. www.brownandcole.com 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. www.costco.com 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. www.haskellcorp.com in Whatcom County; 600 in Washington state 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. homesteadnw.com 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. www.lowes.com 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 www.lummi-nsn.gov 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 www.nooksackschools.org 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. www.terminalforest.com/operations/selco 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 www.peacehealth.org/whatcom 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. www.walmart.com 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 www.whatcom.ctc.edu include part- 6 Whatcom County Whatcom County was established 150 years ago and 930 828 Government provides county government services. www.whatcomcounty.us 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. www.regence.com 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 www.tsocorp.com 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 www.anvilcorp.com. 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 bonus. 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. www.cob.org 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. season. 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 part-time 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 pro-rated 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 www.PeaceHealth.org. 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. www.whatcomcounty.us 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 www.theskagit.com 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 reimbursement. 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, No 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. membership. 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. 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