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job-searchMatt has a friend who lives in the southwest U.S. and has been basically looking for a job there for the better part of two years. He’s been doing some contract work here and there to make ends meet, but permanent work has been hard to find with the economy being what it’s been for a couple years now.

Matt mentioned to him that our Tri-Cities economy has weathered the storm and stayed pretty strong, and suggested he look for a job up in these parts. The friend was open to the idea — “I’ll move wherever the jobs are” — and so we put together this handy little guide to job-hunting in the Tri-Cities … even if you’re not living in the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities Economy

The Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco) job growth and economy has consistently been ranked highly on a number of counts/lists. Our real estate market has remained much stronger than most other markets, too. We have the Hanford Nuclear Facility here, and that received a lot of stimulus money — adding more jobs to the situation. Here are some links:

Those links set the stage for why the Tri-Cities job market is where it is today.

Tri-Cities Job Hunting Links

We also shared some links to actually begin looking for a job here.

General Job Listing Sites

Hanford-related Jobs

Other Tri-Cities Job Opportunities

The last link we sent to Matt’s friend was a link to the About Tri-Cities page here on my web site. I have links to the major hospitals, school districts, government web sites, and so forth — all of which should have easy-to-find job listings online.

What did we miss?

If you know of a great web site for finding Tri-Cities jobs, please leave a link to it in the comments and we’ll consider adding it to our list above. If you’re looking for a Tri-Cities job, we hope this is helpful! And if you’re relocating to the Tri-Cities, I’d be honored to help you find a home. Drop me a note if I can help.

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Cari McGee

Hi, I'm Cari McGee. 👋 I've lived in the Tri-Cities since 1994 and I've been a licensed Realtor® since 2004. That's a lot of local knowledge and real estate experience that I put into every article you read on my website! We've helped more than 560 families buy or sell property in the Tri-Cities. In 2023, our community voted us the bronze winner for Best Real Estate Team in the Tri-Cities Best voting. Learn more about me by clicking the link right above. And if you have any questions, get in touch anytime!


  1. Don’t forget usajobs.gov for government jobs. You can do a quick zipcode search, or an Advanced Search and pick WA – Kennewick & WA- Richland (hold down control to select both).

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