Employment Agencies and Staffing Firms provide temporary workers to businesses. These days, specialty and full service staffing firms serve a wide array of industries – often providing highly skilled labor. Of course, blue collar labor and administrative workers are also commonly available through employment agencies. In order to employ workers and contract them out to clients, staffing agencies require state and sometimes local licenses.
Not surprising for a very green city in the Evergreen State, Seattle has a lot of licenses and regulations aimed at environmental protection. In fact, Seattle, King County and Washington State strive to protect both the environment and consumers. In many cases, licensing can be complex and detailed – however, at least on a state level, Washington has consolidated much of the application process under its Department of Licensing. Seattle has long been the home of Boeing, which continues to manufacture uni-body jets in South Seattle. The city also has financial, high tech, e-commerce, biotech, medical and commercial food sectors. The city's busy port is not only a major part of trans-Pacific trade, but a center of the fishing industry.