Looking for STEM Workers? Turn to Seattle

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Workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are in high demand. Recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that STEM jobs will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between now and 2020.And recruiters seeking STEM workers may want to look to Seattle to find them. Not only is Seattle the fastest-growing city in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also the new hub for STEM workers in the country, according to a study by Washington, D.C.-based personal finance site WalletHub.com.The study, 2017’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals, compared 100 metro areas in two categories: professional opportunities and STEM-friendly environment. Seattle ranked No. 1.”Professional opportunities” applies to job demand and projected demand, unemployment rates, annual wages, and wage growth potential for STEM workers. “STEM-friendly environment” ranges from the quality of engineering universities and housing affordability t

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