If you are fed up of the doom and gloom of the economic news, are struggling to find or change employment, you might like to hear something positive, so I’m bringing you the list of top US cities for new jobs in 2014. This list is compiled annually by various organizations and most of them concur on the results. I’m taking mine from Nerdwallet.com. Here is their 7 top US cities for new jobs in 2014:-
1 Fort Worth, Texas
Texas holds a large number of the best US cities to find new jobs in 2014. Fort Worth is located 30 miles from Dallas, and in 2014 this city’s manufacturing industry and government sector are in full swing. The biggest employees of the city are Lockheed Martin (the fighter jet manufacturer, famous for the fighter jets Lighting and Fighting Falcon) and American Airlines. This is a good place to investigate if you are searching for employment in either of these two industries or if you want to work at one of the world’s busiest airports. Plenty of career training is also provided in the area. Check out the CCI Career Training Center.
2 Washington D.C
Washington D.C. is in the middle of an employment revival, with almost 5% growth in jobs between 2010 and 2012. With one of the highest median income levels in the country, this is definitely one of the top US cities for new jobs in 2014. While the city is best known as an employer for the government sector, Washington D.C. also has plenty to offer in terms of education and healthcare. The largest employees in the city are both educational institutions – Georgetown University and The George Washington University – and the next largest employees after these two are hospitals and medical centers. Project Empowerment is the local job training program for D.C. residents.
3 Charlotte, NC
Charlotte is a very diverse place, job wise. The economy of Charlotte is primarily made up of financial services and manufacturing, though there is also a vibrant arts community. The world headquarters of Bank of America are located here, and the East Coast division of Wells Fargo is also present. If you are a budding artist or creative, it is well worth looking at the programs and workshops offered by the Charlotte Arts & Science Council.
4 Oklahoma City
Energy production lies at the heart of Oklahoma City’s industry, and many of the largest energy companies are situated in this city, including Devon Energy Corp. Oklahoma City is also home to Hobby Lobby, which is one of the largest arts-and-crafts retailers. If you are looking to train, the Professional Development Institute at the Oklahoma City Community College has many flexible courses on offer, and the Education and Employment Ministry provides placement help and job training for adults.
5 Austin, Texas
Austin is growing extremely quickly – the working population of the city has been growing rapidly in recent years. Two of the biggest electronics companies – IBM and Dell – are each based in Austin and they are but two contributors to Austin’s burgeoning technology industry. The city offers lots of help and resources for jobseekers. The American Society for Training & Development provides networking events, workshops and study groups for professionals and aspiring students.
6 Omaha, NE
Omaha has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the U.S. Major employers include healthcare organizations, such as Methodist Health System, and technology companies including First Data Corp (this company employs thousands of people alone). The Nebraska Department of Labor offers development and training programs for job seekers living in the area.
7 Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis’ place as one of the top US cities for new jobs in 2014 is a result of its quickly expanding and highly diversity economy. There is a large presence with healthcare, transport, commerce and finance. Some of the largest employees include Wells Fargo, The University of Minnesota and Target. Many rewarding programs are offered by the University, which are directly aimed at new job seekers who are looking for a new job or to take the next step in their career.
Even when it seems the news is full of bad news and unemployment is one of the current social issues, there are always jobs. You may have to look harder, you may even have to consider moving. If you’re prepared to up sticks and move across country, maybe now is the time to consider the best US cities for new jobs in 2014? You never know – you might just find your dream job. Would you consider moving for employment?