By: Sam Hoey | CRP, GMS

May 1, 2018

What are the best places to find a job in the USA? Graduates, current employees looking to advance their career, new entrants to the job market, and those returning to the job market constantly ask this question. Any consideration of best places to find a job in the USA is subject to several interpretations. For example, one job market may have many openings, but the skills required for the positions might be unique to a particular industry such as agriculture or petroleum refining. Many of the best places to find a job in the USA feature a wide range of employers and industries, so employment prospects are positive for most job seekers.

WalletHub’s examination of the 2018 job market in the USA notes several exciting and thriving places that certainly deserve to be in a list of best places to find a job. The team at WalletHub compared twenty-six indicators of job market vitality across more than 180 cities to create their list of the best places to find a job. Below are the top 10 best places for 2018 according to WalletHub:

Top 10 Best Places to Find a Job in the USA

  1. Chandler AZ
  2. Scottsdale AZ
  3. San Francisco CA
  4. Peoria AZ
  5. Gilbert AZ
  6. Plano TX
  7. Portland ME
  8. Irvine CA
  9. Madison WI
  10. Boston MA

Number 1 Best Place to Find a Job: Chandler AZ

Chandler is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is a suburb of Phoenix, and is situated south of Tempe, East of Phoenix, and West of Gilbert. The city of Chandler started life as a ranch owned by Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona. The townsite office opened on May 17, 1912. As recently as 1980, the population had grown to 30,000. However, with continuing population growth and expanding manufacturing, Chandler currently has a population of approximately 260,000.

Chandler is noted for its annual Ostrich Festival, celebrating the early 1900’s history of ostrich farms in the area which supplied plumes for women’s fashion and hats during that timeframe. The Chandler Center for the Arts is a 1,500-seat regional performing arts venue known for Broadway shows, musical performances, dance, theater, and family events. The city also is home of the Arizona Railway Museum and features free admission and several events including Chuck Wagon Cookoffs, Dinner in the Diner, Open Houses, and specialty excursions.

The McCullough-Price House, a 1938 Pueblo Revival-style home, was donated to the city by the Price-Propstra family in 2001. The city renovated and opened it to the public in 2007. On June 12, 2009, the McCullough-Price House was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the city has awarded a contract for the design and construction of a new museum building to be connected to the structure, which will then become the new Chandler Museum.

Leading employers in Chandler include the following companies, several of which are leaders within their respective industries:

Leading Employers

Destination Spotlights

Global Mobility Solutions has several Destination Spotlights that provide information on North America locations as well as Global locations. The Phoenix Spotlight includes information about the city and the metropolitan area. Our team has published several other Destination Spotlights and you can also Request a Destination Spotlight.


Thoroughly researching a North America destination to learn about the location, employment statistics, major employers, and cultural highlights is critical to relocation success. The North America relocation experts at Global Mobility Solutions (GMS) have the knowledge and expertise to help your company understand 2018 North America relocation trends, and offer your employees the best relocation experience.

Contact our team of experts to discuss your North America relocation destination, or call us at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

Senior Vice President, Global Account Management Sam joined Global Mobility Solutions in 1996 and has a unique perspective with her 25 years of industry experience. Samantha offers her clients relocation expertise and a commitment to excellence in her. Her proficiency in orchestrating the BVO and GPO Programs, as well as relocation policy design and implementation, are invaluable assets to the accounts she manages. Her experience in administering Pre-Decision Relocation services to enhance the recruiting process further demonstrates her unique abilities to service her clients. Samantha’s diverse experience, leadership, and outstanding communication skills enable her to manage the relocation process for her clients with finesse and polished professionalism.

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