Staffing Firm: Grand Rapids Is 4th Best For Finding A Job

Posted at 11:15 AM, Apr 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-24 11:15:54-04
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MELVILLE, N.Y. — An international staffing firm puts Grand Rapids at number four on its list of the USA’s 10 Best Cities For Finding Employment.

The list is the subject of a Forbes magazine article posted Monday. The firm is Adecco, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with U.S. headquarters in Melville, N.Y.

Grand Rapids is noted for having a jobless rate of 6.6 percent in February, with jobs for information specialists, manufacturing, administration, and skilled labor being most in demand. The most hiring is being done in health care, financial services, skilled, labor, education, IT, and engineering, said the article.

Topping the list was Bethesda, Md., followed by Austin, Tex., and Jacksonville, Fla.