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October 21, 9:48 AM click here to comment > 1

New Microsoft store brings 60 new jobs to Seattle

To round out a week of big jobs announcements, this morning Mayor McGinn spoke at the opening of the new Microsoft store at U Village. The new store created 60 new jobs, but that’s just direct job creation. According to a 2010 economic impact study by the University of Washington, each job at Microsoft supports 6.81 jobs elsewhere in Washington.

Microsoft's 60 newest employees celebrate the store opening

Microsoft’s economic impact is felt throughout Seattle. More than 40,000 Microsoft employees work in the Puget Sound region. And Microsoft also gives back directly – since 2003, Microsoft and its employees have provided over $400 million in cash, services and software to nonprofits located in King County. Today they announced substantial donations to local nonprofits Treehouse, Washington STEM and the YMCA of Greater Seattle.

Microsoft offers donations to local non-profits

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Posted by: Words: April Thomas, Pictures: Jen Nance

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Comment from Noaman
Time October 23, 2011 at 1:55 am

This spirit of payback that Microsoft proved to be genuine one, boost life in beautiful Seattle, and encourage others to show more care keeping Seattle a distinguished place, not big in population but have very big spirit…thank you Microsoft.

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