How to Find a Job in the Tri-Cities

By in Tri-Cities, WA with 3 Comments
Published on July 20, 2010 / Last updated on July 20, 2010

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

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!


  1. Don’t forget 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).

  2. Cari McGee says:

    Ooops, thanks! You’re right, that’s a great source, too.

  3. Ryan Rose says:

    I think is a decent resource as well.

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