Best Cities for Job Seekers

Jobs are beginning to rise up in some unexpected places. Sometimes we also have to branch out a little bit and do some travelling not only for fun but for experience. In today’s world you need to follow the money especially with unemployment rate up to 8% overall.  Below are 5 places that are putting up their help wanted signs.

#1 Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa state capital has the highest business concentration than any other city. There are plenty of job opportunities for any young and older business professional. Business costs are low at a steady 16% average and therefore, small businesses everywhere are coming here for startups and expansions. Iowa is also not that far away in case you need or want to relocate or take a vacation towards any cities or seek some peace in the green around you. A great company that is always hiring is DuPont Bioscience unit. They usually hire 500+ people per year when needed and hire from the simplest jobs to the most hand on research.

#2 Raleigh, NC

This city has the 4th highest job growth rate and an employment rate of less than 7%. There is also an abundance of colleges, universities, and concentrated business that are always looking for established professionals to teach, aid, and even newly graduated student to bring on fresh ideas.

#3 Little Rock, Arkansas

Don’t let the name of this city fool you. Although its name is Little Rock is has big potential for companies and professionals to grow. With the cost of living at a low average of $43,500 and an average salary above $45,000 this city is a great starting place. Ninety-five percent of the populations are college degree carrying adults and there is 1 job per small business for each 49 residents and 1 large business for every 1000. At a job rate healthily increasing there no doubt that this is the place to be. Little Rock also has great educational programs for anyone who wants to garnish their degrees or go back to school to join this increasing job rate.

#4 Portland, Maine

This city has the highest small business per capita and one of the lowest unemployment rates. The cost of living is $41,000 and that is one of the cheapest in the US. Maine is also surrounded by a lot business ports that allow for increased imports and export business as well as lots of businesses that are hiring those who want to travel the world. If you are an international business person this is the place to be.

#5 Madison, Wisconsin

Madison is the capital for biotech and advertising companies. Madison attracts so many companies and both old and young professionals that 102.6% of the population have degrees. The living cost of living is at a low rate of $41,000 that not bad at all and their unemployment rate is just below 6%. There are also tons of government’s jobs available here because of its high diversity of degrees and people. Good place to find a stable job that has plenty of room for growth.

JT covers lifestyle topics for the Renters’ Insurance blog hosted by the Consumer Media Network.