Looking for a job? Birmingham has been named one of the best places in the U.S. for people looking for employment, according to Indeed, the popular job seeking website.
Billed as the “#1 job site” in the world, with over 250 million unique monthly visitors, Indeed ranked Birmingham 4th nationally in their “Best Cities for Jobseekers 2019” report.
How did they come up with the ranking?
Indeed used their job-search and posting data to create this year’s list of the best cities for job seekers, the company stated in their June 13th post about the report.
The categories included U.S. Metro area rankings on job favorability, salary, company reviews and unemployment rate.
Indeed’s data analysts then ranked U.S. metro areas on each of these factors, and gave each one an overall score.
The top 15 list
Topping the national 2019 jobseeker list are California tech hubs San Jose and San Francisco. Boston came in third and Birmingham edged out Nashville for the 4th slot.
Here is a screenshot of the top 15 rankings from the report.
The list represents nearly every region of the country except the Pacific Northwest and Florida (Miami was ranked #24).
Indeed Deep Dive
In the article, Indeed spotlighted the top five cities, providing insight on the methodology used to used to come up with the rankings.
Salaries, affordable housing prices and costs of living were identified as reasons for Birmingham’s strong showing in the rankings.
Business-wise, Indeed identified Birmingham’s health-care construction companies, which are the largest in the nation, as a major job producer. They also recognized UAB Hospital System as a healthcare hub.
Birmingham continues to get noticed by national publications and business leaders.
This past year, the Magic City received a visit from AOL Founder Steve Case and his Rise of the Rest tour. Prominent travel and lifestyle magazine Conde Nast declared “Birmingham has arrived” in a January 2019 story. And Brookings Institution has formed a partnership with the city to develop innovative policies to move the community forward.