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Here are the top 5 firms that are hiring in the Seattle area, according to job aggregator Simply Hired and posted by Forbes magazine on its website. The number in parentheses shows the change month-over-month.

1. Microsoft 4,277 job openings (20.4%)
2. Amazon 3,534 job openings (1.3%)
3. University of Washington 773 job openings (19.8%)
4. Nordstrom 741 job openings (23.3%)
5. Providence Health & Services 661 job openings (19.1%)

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