US Cities With High Employment Growth

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Some job seekers are now turning to relocation as their last resort to find a good paying job and a fresh start. 

So what cities are hiring? 

According to a recent article posted on Yahoo! and featured in Business Week, the following cities provide the most upside for job seekers and those looking to “start-over”:

1. Anchorage, Alaska

  • 28 % of companies are planning to hire in the next quarter
  • Best job prospects: Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Information, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Other Services, Government

2. Provo-Orem, Utah

  • 24% of companies are planning to hire in next quarter
  • Growth Industries: Construction, Transportation & Utilities, Information, Financial Activities, Education & Health Services, Other Services, Government
    The Utah Valley economy has weakened in recent months but the area has benefitted from its technology jobs and jobs at Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley University.

3. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington

  • 24% of companies are planning to hire in next quarter
  • Growth Industries: Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Government

4. Yakima, Washington

  • 24% of companies are planning to hire in next quarter
  • Growth Industries: Construction, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Other Services

5. Omaha, Nebraska / Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • 22% of companies are planning to hire in next quarter: 22%
  • Growth Industries: Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Information, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality
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