April 18, 2013

Survey Names Best Cities for Job Seekers

people in bubbleAccording to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), the best cities for job seekers through the first quarter 2013 include Cape Coral-Fort Meyers, Fla., Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., San Francisco, Calif., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Austin and El Paso, Texas.

Employment Crossing tallied figures indicating that Cape Coral-Fort Meyers has 21,732 job openings adding 17,850 jobs over the prior month. The Phoenix job market increased by 21,936 jobs to reach 21,998 available positions while Tucson rose by 8,220 to reach 8,248 open jobs. San Francisco added 70,267 jobs over the last month growing its market to 88,806 open job listings and Salt Lake City increased its available positions by 12,137 to 14,353. Finally, Austin Texas has 31,548 open positions and El Paso added 3,188 jobs to reach 3,803.

“The fact that the statistics of live job openings posted on our site within the last one month confirms the trends posted by the MEOS goes to show that we are on the right track, and our researchers are not missing a single job out there,” Harrison Barnes, CEO of Employment Crossing, said. “2013 is going to be a slightly better year than the one just ended, and while the jobs might be returning slowly, region-wise, as rightly marked by MEOS, there is great disparity in economic recovery, and some states are clearly outstripping others, and positioning themselves as the best targets for skilled labor.”


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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.