Although Kitsap is noted for its economical infrastructure and lifestyle, its greatest asset is its workforce. It ranges from former navy personnel eager to stay in the area, ex-Seattle/Redmond technologists looking for more livable surroundings, or graduates of our local colleges and technology training centers ready to use their talents in manufacturing or skilled labor. Our labor pool is stable, energetic, and reliable.
2007 Labor Area Summary
2006 Labor Area Summary
2005 Labor Market Report
Kitsap County Labor Market has Kitsap specific data. The Workforce Explorer website contains detailed workforce and wage information.
Another attractive feature of Kitsap County's available labor force is familiarity with technology. In 2000, more than 50 percent of Kitsap's households were linked to the Internet, 10 percent more than the national average. Today, Kitsap County is 100% high speed internet accessible.
Kitsap County offers employers and employees a number of work and lifestyle advantages that helps attract – and keep – a top-notch workforce. At the top of the list: short, nearly congestion-free commute times; affordable cost of living; family-friendly communities; offices and homes that overlook stunning Pacific Northwest scenery; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.
Read more about what attracts skilled labor to Kitsap County in Living and Playing and Kitsap Profile.