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Seattle among tech cities showing strongest wage growth in PayScale’s latest compensation index

Amazon’s main headquarters campus continues to take shape this month in downtown Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) It pays to be in tech, and in Seattle. The city landed among the top metro areas in the U.S. when it comes to strong wage growth in the Q3 2019 PayScale Index, which tracks quarterly and annual trends in compensation and provides a national forecast for the coming[...]

Microsoft to host Seattle summit on high-speed rail connecting Pacific Northwest cities

Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the company’s latest commitment to high-speed rail in the Pacific Northwest at the 2019 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) High-speed rail in the Pacific Northwest has long been a dream of Microsoft and the tech giant is accelerating efforts to make that dream a reality.Next month, Microsoft will host[...]

Google expands Seattle-area

Google expands Seattle-area footprint with huge office purchase at new Kirkland Urban development Google now owns 400,000 square feet of office space at the new Kirkland Urban mixed use development in the Seattle region. (Ryan Properties Photos) Google now owns 400,000 square feet of office space at the new Kirkland Urban mixed use development in the Seattle region. (Ryan Properties[...]

Facebook grows to 5,000 employees in Seattle region, opens its 18th office at downtown tower

Facebook grows to 5,000 employees in Seattle region, opens its 18th office at downtown tower BY MONICA NICKELSBURG on September 26, 2019 at 10:21 am Facebook’s Seattle site lead, Vijaye Raji, speaks at an event Thursday at the company’s newest Seattle-area building. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Facebook’s footprint in the Seattle area continues to grow as the social media giant[...]

Look inside the new Expedia HQ in Seattle and company’s commuting policy

Thousands of Expedia employees will work in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood by 2020. Author: Brittany Moorer Published: 11:06 AM PDT October 7, 2019 Updated: 11:01 PM PDT October 8, 2019 SEATTLE — Expedia employees are moving into the company’s new headquarters in Seattle this week. The move from Bellevue to Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood has been in the works for years. The[...]

Amazon’s rapid expansion in Bellevue could reach 4.8M square feet and power ‘spectacular’ growth for Seattle suburb

A sketch of what Amazon’s big new tower in Bellevue, Wash. might look like. (NBBJ Sketch) Amazon spent most of the last decade gobbling up every available piece of real estate in Seattle, helping power a building boom in the city. But with signs pointing to Amazon cooling on its hometown, a new report lays out how the tech giant’s expansion in nearby Bellevue could galvanize a level of[...]