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    25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    25 best cities to find a job - CNN.com

    Just found this interesting. Results were based primarily on unemployment rate and job growth.

    11. Ames, Iowa
    14. Iowa City, Iowa
    19. Des Moines, Iowa
    15. Sioux City, Iowa

    Four our of the twenty-five are in Iowa (and of course, just another list that proves Iowa State is better than EIU).



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    In iowa city there is a high demand for law enforcement personnel, court reporters, and probation officers. Reasons are obvious.



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    I'm surprised to see Ames so high on that list, I mean besides the University what is there really?


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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I'm surprised to see Ames so high on that list, I mean besides the University what is there really?
    Not much, which is why so many grads leave the town and even the state.



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    Employer (# employees)

    IDOT (2000+)

    Mary Greeley Medical Center (1000+)
    McFarland Clinic (1000+)
    Sauer-Danfoss (1000+)
    Ames Laboratories (500+)
    City of Ames (500+)

    Link to more info



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I'm surprised to see Ames so high on that list, I mean besides the University what is there really?

    Mary Greeley maybe? Barilla? I had a hard time finding a job in Ames, but things could have changed alot since then.



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    DOT, that's a big one I forgot.


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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    Ames actually has a lot of small start up companies. Several are on the software development side. I work for one but know of at least a dozen others I've had direct contact with and a few more I've only heard of. Most are founded by current/former professors and recent graduates.


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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    These kind of articles are the result of a desire for "insta-story." Take a topic of the day (economy, education, etc.), come up with a simplistic formula to evaluate U.S. cities and produce a list. Add some mindless commentary and you have filled a few column inches for the next publication.



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    I did not see Detroit or Camden or Chula Vista or Jacksonville on that list. Maybe the Midwest will do better in this recession.


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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Mary Greeley maybe? Barilla? I had a hard time finding a job in Ames, but things could have changed alot since then.
    There may be a lot of jobs, but there also are a lot of college students in competition for the upper level ones. I don't know in general.



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    Re: 25 Best Cities to Find a Job...

    What do most of the states on that list have in common?



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