It’s safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other. With many of its challenges behind us and the future looking bright for 2021, many engineering industry professionals are taking the opportunity for a fresh start in a new city. If you’re thinking of making a move that launches your career to the next level, this may be your year.

At One Tech Engineering, our technical recruiters work with engineering professionals every day to help launch their careers. In this post, we’re breaking down some of the best cities to consider moving to in 2021 if you’re looking for a better job with One Tech. Give us a call to make your big move today!

The Road to Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the worldwide economy hard. In the early stages of the pandemic, the unemployment rate hit 14.7 percent at one point. Thankfully, the U.S. is now entering a period of economic recovery with unemployment down to 6.7 percent and optimistic projections for the coming year.

However, if you count yourself among that 6.7 percent, news about the country’s steady economic recovery can be cold comfort. Many engineering professionals are taking advantage of the break in employment to reboot their careers by moving to a city with a solid job outlook.

At One Tech Engineering, we can help Minnesota residents connect with job opportunities outside of the Twin Cities area. Have you always dreamed of making a move to a better job market?

Key Indicators to Consider

When considering what makes a city more livable for job seekers, engineering recruiters consider a wide range of indicators. Job opportunities include factors such as overall number of job openings per population while accounting for unemployment rate. Annual job growth rate per working age population is also considered. Additionally, job opportunities can include monthly average starting salary and benefits, overall job security, risk of automation, and number of engaged workers. Factors like disability friendliness and number of workers living in poverty are also considered.

But job outlook isn’t the only factor to consider when making a move. Experts also weigh socioeconomic indicators including income averages adjusted for cost of living, workday length, commute time, transit costs, and transit accessibility. Other factors include housing affordability, family-friendliness, recreation, and safety including COVID-19 risk.

According to recruiting experts, these are a few of the best cities to work in based on average starting salary, employment growth, job opportunities, and other key indicators:

Most Job Opportunities

●        Columbia, SC

●        Salt Lake City, UT

●        Charleston, SC

●        South Burlington, VT

●        St. Louis, MO

Best Socioeconomic Work Indicators

●        Burlington, VT

●        South Burlington, VT

●        Portland, ME

●        Honolulu, HI

●        Virginia Beach, VA

Are you ready to make a change? Talk to our technical recruiters to discuss placement opportunities and get the best possible deal to kick-start your career change. With nationwide placement and a competitive benefits package, this is the career move you’ve been waiting for. To make the change now, call and speak with our engineering and technical recruiters at 952.884.9199, or contact us to discuss cities you want to live in.