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Huntsville ranks 23rd on list of best place to get a job in America

Students at the University of Alabama Huntsville are excited about the job opportunities they'll have after graduation.

Posted: Jul 9, 2018 6:48 PM
Updated: Jul 13, 2018 11:03 AM

A new study says Huntsville is one of the best places to find a job in the country. That's according to Business Insider. Huntsville was 23rd on the list compiled using data from a website called Zippia who analyzed wages and unemployment rates in over 350 cities.

Waay 31 looked into why job growth is on the rise in Huntsville and how it's influencing students to stay in Huntsville after graduation. 

Many students are participating in freshman orientation here at the University of Alabama Huntsville and while some are just beginning their journey, others are excited for the job market Huntsville has to offer after graduation.

"Being here at UAH right at the doorstep of cummings research park there are plenty of opportunties for students to get jobs once they're away from the university and internships while they are at the university," said Mark Reiter a rising junior at the University of Alabama Huntsville.

Reiter is one of a few students who said Huntsville's job market is appealing to young people. He said having companies such as Facebook and Mazda-Toyota opening new facilities and bring new jobs here is exciting. Jill Jensen from the chamber of commerce said big name companies moving to huntsville encourages others to join them.

"We have a lot of companies that are interested in the work that other companies are doing," said Jensen who is the Workforce Development Director for the Huntsville-Madison Chamber of Commerce.

Jensen said the highly educated and trained workforce also draws businesses to the area.

"We have great workforce pipelines. We have some incredible schools and young people. And we have a great business climate."

Jensen said in addition to new jobs in Science Technology Engineering and Math and manufacturing. The low cost of living the city offers draws young people in. Reiter who's from Illinois agreed and said that's enough to make him want to call Huntsville home.

"The cost of living is not terribly expensive so it's really economical to live here. And with the amount of jobs we have available and the companies that we have here I think it's a fantastic option and I would definitely stay here if I get a job offer," said Reiter.

Jensen said the chamber will soon be relaunching a website that will help people find jobs and allow companies to post jobs to help increase employment. 

Three other Alabama cities made the top 50 list including Decatur which ranked number 33.

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