As promised, I have dug through piles and piles of research to find the most active “hiring cities” in the U.S. All of my research concludes that metro cities offer the best chance of success in a new career for young people facing a tough economy (meaning us graduates of 2010). Ready to find out where you should be looking to start your new career? Drumroll please:
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Houston, TX
4. New York, NY
5. Boston, MA
The main differences that put these cities above the rest in opportunity for recent graduates and young professionals include the affordable housing, number of job prospects, and larger-than-average pay income. Some of the largest companies and most prestigious universities reside in these cities, equating to potential internships for recent graduates and current students, as well as plenty of opportunity and upward mobility based on hard work and experience.
Now for some even better and more interesting information. A well-known website, forbes.com, used data from entry-level job service CollegeGrad.com to rank the 10 companies with the most projected college grad and entry-level hires for 2010. Yep, you’re welcome!
1. Verizon Wireless with 10,500 projected entry-level hires
2. Enterprise Rent-A-Car with 8,000 projected entry-level hires. (The company has grown rapidly after its recent acquisition of its competitors, National and Alamo.)
3. Hewlett Packard with 5,067 projected entry-level hires.
4. Teach for America with 4,500 projected entry-level hires.
5. Peace Corps with 4,140 projected entry-level hires.
6. Hertz with 3,500 projected entry-level hires.
7. Ernst & Young with 1,977 projected entry-level hires.
8. KPMG LLP with 1,750 projected entry-level hires.
9. Target with 1,700 projected entry-level hires.
10. General Electric with 1,600 projected entry-level hires.
Want more information? Check out http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/21/companies-hiring-college-graduates-leadership-careers-jobs_slide_2.html and start applying! Hope this ups your confidence!