Nationwide the job climate appears to be picking up steam. In November unemployment fell to 7% which is the lowest it has been since the same month in 2008. While the market is improving it still appears to be doing so at a notably slow rate of speed. Professional business services, transportation and warehouse, healthcare, and manufacturing all added a number of new jobs in the course of 2013. What are the hottest staffing markets in the United States? Here is a look at those areas and what to consider for 2014.
- Houston, Texas.
This region of Texas is very strong when it comes to employment. It also has a low cost of living and a high quality of life overall which adds to the attractiveness of work in this area. The technology sector is growing in Houston along with healthcare and hospitality. Salaries go further because of affordable housing in and around these cities.
- Greenville, South Carolina.
This small town in the Piedmont area of South Carolina is growing rapidly, much to the surprised of analysts. In the last two or three decades he city has spent time and resources revitalized their downtown area which has invited new businesses to set up shop. Healthcare is a big industry in the area but other companies such as GE and Michelin have offices in the city. For small town charm and available jobs, Greenville is worth a look.
- Charlotte, North Carolina.
Not far from Greenville is the booming modern and southern metropolis of Charlotte. This region, which is growing at a record pace, is one of the Southeast’s newest cities. It lacks the history of Savannah, Charleston, or even Atlanta. Banking is big industry in the area. Advanced education also leads growth in this city.
- San Francisco, California.
The entire bay area has seen significant growth over the course of 2013. In spite of a setback 10 years ago from the bursting of the dot-com bubble, they are expecting more growth in the sectors of technology and energy. This area tends to attract like-minded people and has always been an area for innovation.
- Seattle, Washington.
This city in the Pacific Northwest is known as home to several large companies such as Starbucks and Microsoft. Right now Seattle is on a short list of cities with the highest paying jobs. They are also one of many cities leading the nation in green energy development. In spite of the reputation for rainy weather, many professionals are choosing Seattle as a place to relocate.
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