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Top Jobs and Employers

As in past years, the job classes with the most new hires were seasonal ones, such as fire fighters and commodity graders, and those with high turnover, such as liquor store clerks and office assistants.

For the last three and a half months of the 2010 fiscal year, a hiring freeze was in effect. Job classes deemed critical for the health and safety of Washington citizens, such as state troopers and nurses, were exempted from the freeze.

Almost 70% of New Hires Were Made by 10 Agencies
Agency # Hires
Social & Health Services 373
Natural Resources 296
Employment Security 225
Transportation 214
Corrections 175
Agriculture 169
Labor & Industries 150
Health 105
Military Department 95
Revenue 85
All Other Hiring Agencies (49) 869
Total 2,756