Report: Grand Rapids 8th best small city for job openings

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A jobs board and career advice website put Grand Rapids near the top on a list of best small cities for job opportunities.

CareerBuilder this month published a report, Top 20 small and mid-sized U.S. cities for jobs, and Grand Rapids came in at No. 8 on the small cities list based on the number of jobs available in CareerBuilder’s database, which for Grand Rapids, was 75 jobs per 1,000 people.

The most popular industry in Grand Rapids by number of job openings was listed as manufacturing.

10 best small cities with the most job openings

  1. Bellevue, Washington: 151 jobs per 1,000 people
  2. Tempe, Arizona: 129 jobs/1,000
  3. Salt Lake City: 119 jobs/1,000
  4. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: 89 jobs/1,000
  5. Springfield, Missouri: 83 jobs/1,000
  6. Akron, Ohio: 82 jobs/1,000
  7. Knoxville, Tennessee: 78 jobs/1,000
  8. Grand Rapids: 75 jobs/1,000
  9. Fort Collins, Colorado: 67 jobs/1,000
  10. Peoria, Arizona: 64 jobs/1,000

10 best midsized cities with the most job openings

  1. Orlando, Florida: 156 jobs/1,000
  2. St. Louis: 151 jobs/1,000
  3. Tacoma, Washington: 142 jobs/1,000
  4. Cincinnati: 138 jobs/1,000
  5. Richmond, Virginia: 128 jobs/1,000
  6. Tampa, Florida: 128 jobs/1,000
  7. Minneapolis: 128 jobs/1,000
  8. Pittsburgh: 128 jobs/1,000
  9. Des Moines, Iowa: 128 jobs/1,000
  10. Chandler, Arizona: 128 jobs/1,000

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