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Old 08-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Location: Maryland
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Springfield rated among top job markets -- for certain jobs - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Looks like these two metro areas are some of the tops if you are looking for a job in health care, sales, the trucking industry or the restaurant business. Most of the metro areas were small, excluding Hartford and San Jose.

The top 10

1: Hartford, CT.
2: San Jose, CA
3: Bloomington-Normal, IL
4: Manchester, NH
5: Cheyenne, WY
6: Des Moines, IA
7: Columbus, IN
8: Springfield, IL
9: Casper, WY
10: Billings, MT
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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Default Weird mix of places...

I suspect that the "drivers" for ease of getting hired in some of those towns are VERY different, like in San Jose no one wants to bother with a lower paying job as the cost of living is so high / in-your-face aspect of internet bajillionaires is so close while other towns have so small a population base that is around full time that only seasonal employment is the norm...

I know that IT recruiters often have to offer "enticements" to work in some of the downstate markets that are very much dominated by a single employer as if things "don't work out" you need to have moving expenses covered. That may be a factor for other fields too...
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:12 PM
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The article states, "“These aren’t hires that are necessarily happening yet. We describe them as leading indicators,” company vice president of marketing Joe Weinlick said Thursday."
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