Massachusetts Job Market
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported on April 14, 2016 that the Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent. A lot of the credit for that positive news is another strong showing from the state's health care industry, which along with the high-tech and financial sectors, has continued to be one of the main drivers of the state's economy. That makes MA a fantastic place for job seekers!
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Automatically, when we think of MA we think of Boston. However, there are other towns in MA that are great places for job seekers. Nerdwallet came up with a list. Below is a summary.
Newton is a city seven miles west of downtown Boston. Newton residents are very well educated and the Newton school district is highly acclaimed. Housing is expensive and the city is considered very culturally rich and diverse. Top employers in Newton are Boston College, Education Development Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
Everett is located four miles north of Boston. The largest industries in Everett are finance and insurance as well as healthcare and social assistance, and the largest employers in Everett are BostonCoach, Fidelity Communications and Alliance Detective & Security.
Malden is a city approximately five-and-a-half miles north of Boston. The city government has focused on developing and revitalizing downtown Malden for both residential and commercial purposes. Top employers in Malden are General Insulation, Armatron International and Asahi/America.
Marlborough is a center of technology, with large employers such as Raytheon, Agilent Technologies and Dow Electronic Materials. Marlborough is a top destination for biotechnology and has received a Platinum rating as a BioReady Community from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development.
Waltham is located 12 miles west of Boston. Top employers in Waltham include National Grid, an electric and gas utility company, and Novell, an infrastructure software company. Waltham is also home to both Brandeis University and Bentley University, two of the other largest employers in the city.
Medford is located six miles north of Boston. Medford's top employers include Agero, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Budweiser. Medford is home to Tufts University, which provides on-campus study groups and online courses for adults in the community who want to continue learning through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The city of Boston is situated by the meandering Charles River and is aesthetically and culturally pleasing. People who live in Boston truly enjoy living there. Boston is a hub for top universities and the center for great healthcare, financial institutions and education. Top employers are Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston University, Children's Hospital, State Street Bank&Trust Co., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Fidelity, Harvard University Graduate Schools, Northeastern University, Boston College, Tufts Medical Center, Wellington Management Co., Thomson Reuters, Gillette, NSTAR Electric, Shaw's, Dunkin' Donuts and many more. There are many tech and biotech companies in Boston as well.
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