Where the Best Places to Work in 2020 are Hiring Now

December 11, 2019

January is less than a month away, and with it the start of a new year, decade and, for millions of people,  job hunting season. In fact, in January there are 22% more job applications started on Glassdoor than in a typical month. Where should these eager job hunters look for a job? Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards for the Best Places to Work in 2020 is a great place to start. In its 12th year, the 100 Best Places to Work highlights employers with incredible workplaces and cultures, all based on employee feedback. 

Today, there are more than 63,600 open jobs at these top employers, with a diverse array of opportunities across skillsets, industries and more across the United States.(1) These jobs are located in more than 500 U.S. metros, with 50 of these metros having more than 100 jobs at nearby Best Places to Work. Glassdoor research shows people value working at companies with strong culture & values, quality senior leadership and access to career opportunities. These qualities aren’t just found in one industry. Employees say these qualities are found at many of this year’s Best Places to Work.

How to Explore: This data visualization shows the metro areas in the U.S. where there are over 100 open jobs at a 2020 Best Places to Work employer. Click on a given metro to see how many open jobs are available.

Best Places to Work Hiring Near You

Source: Glassdoor Economic Research

San Jose tops the list, with more than 6,500 open roles at the Best Places to Work winners. It’s followed by Seattle, San Francisco and Boston. The table below shows the top 15 metros where the Best Places to Work winners are hiring. These employers are hiring in literally hundreds of cities across the U.S., including on both coasts, across the South and Midwest, illustrating the wide-ranging opportunities that exist today to find a great job at a great company. 

15 Metros with the Most Open Jobs at the Best Places to Work

Metro Total Job Openings
San Jose, CA 6,529
Seattle, WA 4,581
San Francisco, CA 4,171
Boston, MA 4,010
New York City, NY 3,956
Atlanta, GA 2,385
Chicago, IL 1,986
Austin, TX 1,970
Washington, DC 1,913
Houston, TX 1,701
Los Angeles, CA 1,608
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX 1,581
Philadelphia, PA 1,127
Phoenix, AZ 921
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL 901

Source: Glassdoor Economic Research

The current prospects are bright for workers looking to find a job and company they love. Plus, the financial future can be even brighter for leaders who invest in fostering strong company culture. The latest Glassdoor research shows that a simple investment portfolio of publicly-traded Best Places to Work winners outperformed the S&P 500 by as much as 209 percent between 2009 and 2018. As we enter the next decade, expect to see more employers making culture-first decisions for their workplaces.


(1.) This is based on a weekly average of open jobs at the Best Places to Work between October 1, 2019 and November 11, 2019.

(2.) Based on forthcoming research in Spring 2020 following a similar methodology to the 2015 study, “Does Company Culture Pay Off?.” Based on an analysis of annual stock returns for an equally weighted portfolio of publicly traded U.S. large Best Places to Work award-winning employers between 2009-2018.(2.) Based on stock price appreciation only compared to appreciation in the S&P 500 index, and doesn’t include the impact of dividends or taxes.