You’re in a dead-end job. Or you’ve been recently laid off. Or you’ve been pounding the pavement looking for your next job and it just seems like there’s nothing there. The job market is dead. And your prospects are weakening by the day.
Should you consider another area? Should you consider a move to a better job market?
I was once in that situation. The cost of living in California was suffocating. And the opportunities weren’t there as I had wrapped up a long project with no new ones on the horizon.
And then a friend asked me if I was interested in a job he was hiring for in Ohio.
I’d never been there before, having grown up in California, and never considered leaving. But I took on the opportunity, drove across the country, and got the job.
Now I know it isn’t easy to pull up your roots, move away from family and friends, and start a new life somewhere else. But it can often turn into a wonderful adventure. An opportunity of a lifetime. A chance to build new skills and develop new relationships – often ones that you’ll use the rest of your career.
So if you’re in the situation where looking outside a 50 mile radius of your current home is something you’re open to, which cities should you check out? And which should you avoid?
In many cities across America, we hear about how hard it is to get a job but in other cities, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
This infographic from Hansen & Company takes you through what you need to know about the cities where it’s the easiest to find work in the United States.
Texas features heavily so for people who live near there, it may be worth checking out if there are jobs in your industry in Plano, Irving, and Austin.
Of course, there are also cities who struggle to provide enough jobs for their citizens and unfortunately there are a fair few cities with high unemployment in California.
When you’re looking for jobs be sure to think about some of the places in the infographic. Find out more now!