Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Where The Jobs Are Springing Up...

Recently, Cable News Network (CNN) and Money Magazine did a piece on the top 25 local job markets listed by counties (See: “Where The Jobs Are.”). With job markets in many areas still exhibiting slim pickings, I thought it would be of a benefit for those seeking viable employment to know exactly where the best (current) job market are. In order to get right to the point, I opted to simply list the first 10 of these counties (see the link for the entire list), the major municipalities, the rate of (projected) growth, and the major employers in these hot job market counties, and the major employers therein—without the commentary.

1. Columbia County, GA
Towns include: Evans, Martinez Job growth (2010-2012): 14.1% Major Employers: John Deere, Georgia Iron Works Foundry, Fort Gordon.

2. Rockwall County, TX
Towns include: Rockwall Job growth (2010-2012): 13.0% Major Employers: Bimbo Bakeries, Rockwall Technology Park (various aerospace, logistics, defense and manufacturing companies ), Hatfield and Co.

3. Falls Church, VA
Towns include: Falls Church Job growth (2010-2012): 12.6% Major Employers: Technology Catalysts International, Viget Labs

4. Guadalupe County, TX
Towns include: Cibolo, Schertz Job growth (2010-2012): 12.2% Major Employers: Caterpillar, (distribution center), Continental Automotive

5. St. Johns County, FL
Towns include: Fruit Cove, Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine Job growth (2010-2012): 12.1% Major Employers: 2G Cenergy, Northrop Grumman (planned production center)

6. Utah County, UT
Towns include: Alpine, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Highland, Lehi, Lindon, Orem, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Saratoga Springs Job growth (2010-2012): 11.6% Major Employers: Novell, Nuskin,, Adobe Systems

7. Madison County, AL
Towns include: Huntsville, Madison Job growth (2010-2012): 11.5% Major Employers: Redstone Arsenal (Army Base), Yulista Management Services, SAIC, Huntsville's International Airport, Cummings Research Park (various defense-related and high-tech contractors).

8. Prince William County, VA After a day at the office, golfers can hit the links at a Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Dumfries.
Towns include: Dale City, Sudley Job growth (2010-2012): 11.4% Major Employers: Berkley Net, MCL Systems Ltd

9. Gwinnett County, GA
Towns include: Lilburn, Snellville, Suwanee Job growth (2010-2012): 11.3% Major Employers: Mitsubishi Electric, Primerica, National DCP

10. Santa Rosa County, FL
Towns include: Midway, Navarre, Pace Job growth (2010-2012): 10.9% Major Employers: Avalex Technologies, Priton, WTEC

 Click here for the remainder of the list

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