“America is another name for opportunity,” stated Ralph Waldo Emerson. As a recruiter working either national or international recruitment, it is important to know which cities in America are currently on the rise in terms of drawing in workers who are looking for higher standards and living and better jobs. Once these areas are highlighted, you are able to secure clients in those areas knowing the candidate pool will be the larger to choose from.
As it has stood for the past decade, the housing market made selling your home near impossible, and with jobs being scarce in many parts of the country, Americans chose to not make moves in relocation or careers. According to Yahoo Finance, these are the 10 cities that have been highlighted for 2014 as the ones drawing candidates and workers.
Source: Demographer William Frey, Brookings Insitution, Census Bureau, Dept. of Labor
What is common among these cities is the low unemployment rate due to local industries thriving. In Austin, Seattle, and Portland that industry is IT. Houston, Oklahoma City and San Antonio are benefiting from the revival of oil and gas drilling and transportation. Charlotte, Columbus, Raleigh and Denver are attracting businesses with lower costs than in other big cities plus an easier lifestyle than that of, for example, New York.
As an independent recruiter, it is important to note these trends in cities as well as industries to be able to extend your reach to what is hot.