Ellensburg Jobs

Despite its relatively small size of 17,000 residents and rural location, Ellensburg offers a variety of employment options. Its largest employers are in government such as Central Washington University, which has more than 1,800 employees, the Ellensburg School District, Kittitas County, and the City of Ellensburg. Other major employers include Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, Shoemaker’s, Kittitas Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, Super 1 Foods, Twin City Foods, Anderson Hay and Grain, Safeway, Royal Vista Care Center, Albertson's, Quality Inn, Ellensburg Telephone, Ward Rugh Inc., Cascade Pellets, Comtronic Systems, and the Daily Record, Ellensburg's largest newspaper which has been published since 1909.

Central Washington University Sign

Employers are drawn to the city due to its good freeway and rail accessibility, available water, educated population, and beautiful open terrain. Accommodations and restaurants are one of the city's largest employment sectors. Agriculture remains an important economic base. Ellensburg and the Kittitas Valley are famous for the timothy–hay they produce. The quality of beef is excellent.

Interstate-82 between Ellensburg and Yakima

Some Ellensburg residents commute to Yakima for jobs, which is a larger city of about 85,000 residents. Yakima is about a thirtyૻfive minute drive to the south on Interstate 82. In the stretch between Yakima and Ellensburg, Interstate 82 rises over 1,500 feet in elevation to about 2,600 feet, which occasionally presents winter driving hazards. Other people commute to the Cle Elum/Roslyn area for jobs, which is about twenty–five minutes west of Ellensburg on Interstate 90. Some hardy souls even commute to the Seattle area for jobs, which is about one hour and forty–five minutes to the west

For more information on Ellensburg jobs, and current listings, see the websites for the Ellensburg's Chamber of Commerce, Craigslist, and the Daily Record newspaper. Jobs seekers may also want to seach for current job listings on the websites for Central Washington University, Kittitas County, and Kittitas County Community Hospital.