They say everything is bigger in Texas – and that includes the job market. Earlier this year, Forbes released its list of the best cities for finding a new job. Aside from Texas, there are only two cities not in the South…that is, if you include Texas and Oklahoma in ‘The South.’ California has one city featured on this list.
So, except for the final two cities on the list – in Utah and Pennsylvania – it seems the best places to find work are states known to be warm and sunny. Not coincidentally, that is where you are sure to find work in the energy and technology industries.
Over on Monster, they feature a list of the 10 best cities to find a job in the federal government. As you can see, it’s a much different list.
Dallas and Fort Worth are the only two cities appearing on both lists. While it’s no surprise that DC tops the government list, 2012 was apparently the first time in four years that DC was not on the Forbes list.
So, what is your reaction to the rankings?