Best and Worst Places to Launch a Career

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Did you just graduate? Congrats!!

Now it’s time to begin life as a freshman in the real world. The question is, where should you start? Fox Business and WalletHub produced an article with key statistics what will definitely sway your decision. I’ll give you a hint, if you’re thinking New York, NY, Philly, or Santa Clarita, CA, I’d think again.

Location, location, location!

Location isn’t only for real estate, it’s for new grads looking to begin a life within a promising and growing city. “According to a new study released Tuesday, employers are planning to hire 4% more graduates from the class of 2018 than they did last year. Fox Business writer, Jade Scipioni explains, “In lieu of the good news, personal finance website WalletHub analyzed data on more than 180 U.S. cities to figure out the best spots for entry-level positions.”

Let’s cut right to it.

Here are the top 10 best and worst places to launch a career.

Best Places to Start a Career

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Atlanta, Georgia
  4. Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Tempe, Arizona
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Columbia, South Carolina
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. Raleigh, North Carolina
  10. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Crawford Thomas Recruiting is Headquartered in Orlando with offices in Atlanta and Austin!

Full list here

Worst Places to Start a Career

173. Detroit, Michigan
174. North Las Vegas, Nevada
175. Jackson, Mississippi
176. Newport News, Virginia
177. Montgomery, Alabama
178. Newark, New Jersey
179. Hialeah, Florida
180. Oxnard, California
181. Shreveport, Louisiana
182. Santa Clarita, California.

Info graphic WalletHub


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