Photos: Dallas / Plano, Texas
Gildshire is all about environmental beauty, access to the arts and culture. We attempt to acquaint you with cities in which you can find all the above. We regularly feature city profiles and trips through the states, all with an eye to acquainting our readers with what is available to see, do, and experience in a city to which you may want to visit, or even relocate.
We also know that arts, culture, and surrounding beauty pales if you can’t find a job!
That’s why we strive to keep our readers up-to-date on the economy and employment opportunities available all over the country. We’re full-service that way. This week, the latest city rankings for employment seekers were made public. We wanted you to be among the first to see them.
1. Plano, Texas: Twenty-five miles northeast of Dallas and just 55 miles from the Oklahoma line find Plano. Located mostly in Colin County (though Denton County claims a small piece) this north-Texas community boasts 278,480 hardworking residents. The top employers are Alliance Data Systems (producers of loyalty cards and programs), Bank of America and Capital One.
Photos: Kansas City / Overland Park, Kansas
2. Overland Park, Kansas: The largest suburb of Kansas City (though located 15 miles southwest and in another state) Overland Park comes in second on this year’s jobs list. With a population of 184,525 industrious residents, Overland Park is the county seat of Kansas’ Johnson County. The top employers are Sprint, Johnson County Community College and Black and Veatch (a global engineering and construction concern).
Photos: Salt Lake City, Utah
3. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Queen City of the Wasatch Range comes in third. Smaller than you would imagine (nearly neck and neck with Overland Park) Salt Lake City reports a vibrant and active workforce. Major employers include University Health Care, C.R. England (long distance trucking) and Sun Products (wholesalers of soap and detergent products).
Photos: Des Moines, Iowa
4. Des Moines, Iowa: The Presidential campaign circus just left Iowa. All but one may want to remember Des Moines when it turns out they lost the election in November. Fourth in the nation for jobs in 2016, Des Moines calls 209,220 folks residents of this west-central Iowa capital city. Top Des Moines employers include Principal Financial (insurance-related), Blank Children’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.
Photos: Irvine / Balboa Park, California
5. Irvine, California: Among the verdant fragrance of California’s Orange County find Irvine. With a population of 250,384, Irvine is a prominent and fertile job-hunting area that can get lost in the Los Angeles area. Major employers include University of California-Irvine, The Irvine Company (real estate holdings) and the Irvine Unified School District.