Recent college graduates who are still looking for employment may consider relocating to Grand Rapids, Mich. In a ranking released by Forbes magazine, Grand Rapids is among the top two cities to find a job.
The report, compiled with the help of national staffing company Adecco Staffing USA and called “The Top Cities for Finding Employment Right Now,” identified the 10 best cities in the United States to find a job. Factors of determination included cost of living, type of job markets, and employment-rate data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Grand Rapids is spotlighted due to its low 3.9 unemployment rate, a record high number of employment openings at major employers, more job opportunities than available workforce, and several of those opportunities being slated for people with in-demand skills such as engineering, health care support, IT and more.
You can read more about the list in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
This is just the latest in a long list of national awards and recognition the Grand Rapids area has earned in recent years, including:
- Top 10 Emerging City (Global Trade)
- Opportunity Cities: Places to Make Your Mark (Forbes.com)
- One of America’s Top 10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities (Movato)
- #2 Best Foodies City for Your Wallet (wallethub.com)
- #1 Place to Visit in the United States in 2o15 (Groupon)
- Best Beer Town (USA Today)
A full list of awards Grand Rapids has been honored with can be found here.
These are exciting times in Grand Rapids. If you are a recent college graduate still looking for a job or someone just looking for a new challenge or change of scenery, this city offers opportunity, great eats, tons of culture, and fantastic beer.
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