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Here are the top 5 firms that are hiring in the Seattle and Portland areas, 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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