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What Are the Best Cities to Work In?

Where do you desire to work? Well, many candidates have a list of cities they would most like to work in. However, every city on your list may not be a good choice for getting a job. A city is best to work in if it offers plenty of career growth opportunities and where the salary scale is high. If you do some research on the internet, you’ll come across the best cities list, which you can choose from while planning to get a job in a suitable geographical location.

How are best job cities selected? Best cities for jobs are those that have a diverse economy and feature a wide range of stable industries. If you plan to do a job in one of such cities, you can make sure that you get plenty of career opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.

According to the Milken Institute, the following cities have been ranked to be among the top 10 best cities for getting a job. Have a look.

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fort Myers, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
San Diego, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Laredo, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
McAllen, Texas
Monmouth, New Jersey

The Milken Institute releases the top 10 list of best job cities every year. One particular city which is at rank #1 may not maintain its position always. For example, cities like Boston and Gary have dropped in terms of rankings. They headed the list when they had a good job market. Boston, at one time, was one of the best cities for tech jobs. The city offered plenty of tech jobs to occupy. But now the situation is different.

Before you decide to get a job in a specific city or job location, you must have a look at the current best cities rankings. If you make a well informed deciding while choosing cities to work in, you will have maximum chances of growing your career and enhance your working experience as well.

After you have selected one from the best cities to get a job, you can visit regional or major job boards that use sophisticated job search engines. When you are planning to work in a particular geographical location, it is a good idea to check out regional job websites that feature city-specific job listings.

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American Companies Plan to Give Pay Raises

Finally, there’s some good news for American workers. The outlook for workers in America is improving! An article (by Sandra Bullock) published in USA Today reports that workers in the United States can expect the largest increase in their pay since the financial crisis hit the nation. The report has been published on the ground of a survey published by an American human resources consulting firm.

The year 2011 will see a merit-based pay increase by around 3%, as compared to 2.7% in the year 2010. The survey regarding this report for salary raise was conducted in the months of January-February this year. Around 400 large corporations and mid-size employers were included in this survey.

The survey also reports that most of the American companies have also lifted their salary freezes that they had implemented in the wake of last economic recession. There are only a handful of companies that will continue their salary freezes in the year 2011. Now, there are scarcely any companies that are saying they would continue salary freezing this year.

Around 40% of the companies in America said they plan to add more people to their workforce. According to experts, employers in the United States will add around 2.4 million jobs in 2011. This percentage is just double the number of jobs that were added in 2010. Therefore, workers in American have finally some respite from salary freezes. Jobs continue to rise and salaries are also expected to be increased this year.

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