9 Unexpected Cities Where You Can Score a Job at a Best Place to Work
We all know that cities like New York, San Francisco and Chicago are major destinations for jobs — but they’re far from the only ones. There are a number of cities that are smaller, or haven’t quite earned a reputation as major employment hubs, with tons of great jobs — including some at the Best Places to Work. Read on to learn which unlikely cities can help you score a job at a Best Place to Work, and apply now!Start Slideshow
Companies Hiring: Castle & Cooke Mortgage, Podium, Northwestern Mutual & more
Details: Just 43 miles south of Utah capital Salt Lake City, Provo is a quiet college town that is quickly becoming a tech hub. And with Google Fiber available throughout the area, it’s no wonder. But don’t worry — it’s not all work and no play. Provo is a great place to hike, check out museums and cheer for the Brigham Young University cougars.
Companies Hiring: Stryker, Darden, Johnson & Johnson & more
Details: Ranked #1 in Glassdoor’s Best Cities for Jobs list, Pittsburgh hits the sweet spot between affordability, tons of open jobs and generally satisfied employees. Traditionally known as a manufacturing hub, Pittsburgh has seen a revitalization in recent years, with many different industries flourishing. Get your fill of culture at one of the city’s many art museums, or your sports fix from a Steelers or Penguins game.
St. Louis, MO
Companies Hiring: Nestlé Purina, Monsanto, CarShield & more
Details: Another one of the Best Cities for Jobs, St. Louis boasts a reasonable cost of living with plenty of things to do and places to go. The picturesque Gateway Arch draws in a great deal of tourism throughout the year, as does its unique food scene with local dishes such as St. Louis-style pizza, ribs and toasted ravioli.
Companies Hiring: Procter & Gamble, Delta Air Lines, Deloitte & more
Details: Once called the Paris of America, Cincinnati strikes a great balance between cosmopolitan and affordable. With beautiful, historic architecture, great arts and culture and two professional sports teams, there’s something for everyone. Check out the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, one of the many craft breweries and Skyline Chili, where you can try their famous Cincinnati chili.
Companies Hiring: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, lululemon, Hilton & more
Details: Often called the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis is the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern living, all at an affordable price. While the economy is heavily focused on transportation and shipping, a variety of companies call Memphis home or have a significant presence there. Make sure to check out great barbecue joints like Neely’s, Elvis’s Graceland estate and the world-renowned National Civil Rights Museum.
Companies Hiring: QuikTrip, Capital One, T-Mobile & more
Details: Although Tulsa was once known as the Oil Capital of the World, the local economy has since expanded to include many different industries, such as finance and telecommunications. Tulsa is well-known for its barbecue, southern food and a musical style known as the Tulsa Sound, a mixture of blues, country and rock.
Companies Hiring: Taylor Morrison, Accenture, Discount Tire & more
Details: The weather isn’t the only thing that’s hot in Phoenix — the job market is, too. Although the city was hit hard by the Great Recession, they’ve made a comeback and then some, with particularly strong jobs growth in hospitality, professional services and education. Be sure to visit one of the many top-notch Mexican restaurants and take in the stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright located throughout the city.
Companies Hiring: Eli Lilly, Salesforce, 3M & more
Details: Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is not only a vibrant city in itself, but also a central hub for travel to many other destinations. While the majority of the city’s economy is driven by finance, insurance and manufacturing companies, it’s also seen a tech boom over the years, with more and more startups setting up shop there. Check out the legendary Indy 500 race or the Indianapolis Children’s Museum!
Companies Hiring: Liberty National Life, Intuit, Guidewire & more
Details: A city steeped in history, Birmingham is currently in the middle of an economic and cultural revival. The city was once known for its steel industry, and while still prominent in Birmingham’s local economy, the city has also become one of the nation’s largest banking hubs. Tourists and locals alike rave about the down home cooking, Civil Rights District and Ruffner Mountain Nature Center.
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