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