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The best cities for job seekers


Big city means Big Opportunity?” Well, that’s not the case with most big cities in the United States. If you think cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago are the best destinations for employment, you are sadly mistaken.

Your luck of finding a new job or career path, of course, depends on what you want to do and most importantly where you plan to do it. Most job seekers look at big cities for most educational opportunities and job opportunities. However, not all major cities offer the most job availability.

According to Indeed, the Southern metros dominated the list for best cities for people looking to land a job this year. In fact, all the top 15 metro areas on the list are in the south and west regions of the country.


The list is based on four factors: job favorability (ratio of job postings vs. job seeker interest), salary for cost of living, and ratings on work-life balance, job security and the possibility of advancement.

Indeed’s Senior Vice President Paul D’Arcy said in a statement “The Sun Belt continues to be a region of high-growth and opportunity as companies and workers alike have moved toward strong job markets. We have seen a migration trend where people are moving away from cold places looking to live in warm climates, so it is no surprise that we are seeing companies providing more job opportunities in Sun Belt cities like Miami, Austin, and San Diego.”

So, depending on what kind of job or career you want, you may need to pack your bags and move if you want to land your dream job.


Alexa Noel