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Title:Where are the best cities for Veterans to find Jobs

Author:Ron Rutherford

Date:November 2013


Volume:Volume 3 Issue 88

Want to put those skills you learned in the military to good use? Then your best bet for a job maybe Texas or Florida. A recent USAA and Hiring Our Heroes commissioned survey to find the places for veteran jobs listed three Texas cities and three in Florida among its top-10. And TAOnline has more than 2,800 jobs listed in these cities from employers looking to hire veterans.

The Sperling's BestPlaces list reviewed nearly 380 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Factors taken into account for this survey include:

  • Military skill-related jobs
  • Number of government jobs
  • Recent job growth
  • Presence of colleges/universities
  • Unemployment rate
  • Volume of DoD contracts
  • Health Resources
  • VA hospitals

Some cities were excluded for high unemployment rate, high cost of living and/or high violent crime rate.

When all the research came in, here are the results*:

  1. Houston, Texas
  2. Dallas, Texas
  3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Norfolk, Virginia
  7. Tampa, Florida
  8. Salt Lake City, Utah
  9. Orlando, Florida
  10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jobs within a 50-mile radius of city center

This is the second straight year USAA and a military partner commissioned this survey. Ironically, only one of the 2012 winners made the 2013 list. TAOnline had more than 2,700 openings listed in these Top-10 cities*.

  1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2. Phoenix, Arizona
  3. Dallas, Texas
  4. Cleveland, Ohio
  5. Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Warren, Michigan
  7. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. Columbus, Ohio
  10. St. Louis, Missouri
Best Jobs for Vets

Jobs within a 50-mile radius of city center

Whether you desire to utilize your military-related skills in you civilian career, or choose a different career path, TAOnline has more than 20,000 jobs from military friendly companies. TAOnline is always free to the job-seekers, offering career advice articles, interview and resume tips and the latest job fair information.

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