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Lifted by Boeing hiring blitz, WA outpaces nation in job growth

A car streams past Boeing’s Advanced Developmental Composites facility on East Marginal Way S. In Seattle Tuesday, January 5, 2020. This massive, windowless box-like building, the Boeing 9-101 Building, has housed many secretive developmental and research projects. It was here Boeing perfected the manufacturing methods used to fabricate large parts of the B-2 Stealth bomber in the early 1990s and the wings of the 787 in the 2000s.  Boeing is planning to close this manufacturing research and development center.


Washington added jobs faster than the rest of the U.S. — and the boom includes companies, like Boeing, hit hard by COVID. But it missed some areas outside Seattle and some sectors.

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