New study ranks Scottsdale the ‘Best City for Jobs in U.S.’

The city of Scottsdale has been ranked the “Best City for Jobs in the U.S.” by a new study. (Independent Newsmedia/Arianna Grainey)

The city of Scottsdale has been named by WalletHub as the best city in the U.S. to find a job, officials there say.

The 2019 study cites 30 key indicators in ranking cities across the country where job seekers will have the greatest success in securing employment. “Earning a top ranking out of 182 other outstanding communities demonstrates the strong commitment the city of Scottsdale continues to make in growing a diverse and robust business community,” Acting Economic Development Director Rob Millar said in a prepared statement.

Some of the key indicators utilized in the 2019 WalletHub study attributed Scottsdale’s success to growing job opportunities, employment growth and median annual income.

According to Scottsdale’s five-year economic development plan, the city’s 2019 vision is to rank among the nation’s leading, best-of-class organizations, a press release stated.

“We have very targeted goals and performance metrics. Since the adoption of the plan in 2015, there has been a direct economic impact of $32.5 million, creation and retention of 4,411 jobs and over 415 local business outreach visits have been conducted,” Mr. Millar added in the statement.

The economic strategic plan identifies targeted industries that include health care and bio-life sciences, advanced business services, technology and hospitality.

All of which have had significant growth and offer high quality jobs and wages to Scottsdale residents, exceeding the Maricopa County average median income.

Scottsdale is home to nearly 20-percent of Arizona’s corporate headquarters, with more growth anticipated in global, national and regional headquarters.

Learn more about what kind of unique benefits the business community is offering their employees at ChooseScottsdale.com.

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