All of the top cities for job seekers are in the south or west
A great job and plenty of time to hit the beach?
Just move to Miami: It’s the No. 1 city for people looking for a job, according to a study released Monday by career site Indeed.com. The company ranked 50 cities based on how good they’d be for job seekers, including the area’s job market favorability (the ratio of job postings to job applicants); salaries (weighted for cost of living); work/life balance and job security.
Miami topped the list thanks, in part, to its robust job market: Miami and South Florida serve as U.S. headquarters for Latin American operations for hundreds of corporations including Disney, American Airlines and Cisco. Plus, the city gets “high marks for employee satisfaction coupled with job market favorability and salary/cost of living,” Indeed found.
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In general, many of the cities in the top 10 were part of the Sun Belt, with cities in Texas, Florida and California ranking highly. “The Sun Belt continues to be a region of high-growth and opportunity as companies and workers alike have moved toward strong job markets,” says Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed. “We have seen a migration trend where people are moving away from cold places looking to live in warm climates, so it is no surprise that we are seeing companies providing more job opportunities in Sun Belt cities like Miami, Austin, and San Diego.” All of the top 15 cities on the list were in either the south or west.
Missing from the list? Many cities in the Midwest, where manufacturing jobs are prevalent. “Manufacturing jobs have steadily declined over the years and haven’t shown promise for career growth like a generation ago,” said D’Arcy.
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