BY: Adam Gavriel

Over the course of someone’s work career they may find themselves moving because of a job promotion, or out of necessity. Not all of us can be so lucky to have to move from one city to another due to a promotion, but most of us over the course of our lives will find ourselves moving from city to city to search work like a nomad living off buffalo.

Well like the buffalo’s of old, jobs too may seem nearly extinct to the job searcher which is why it’s time to find out just where the job opportunities are.

According to a graphic on (see map below) out of the 50 most populous metro areas in the US, San Jose, California has the most available jobs posted per 1000 people at 187. Interestingly enough, the unemployment rate in CA sat at 11.8% in June 2011, 2.6% over the national average.

The four lowest rated Metropolitan areas were Detroit (39 jobs posted/1000 people), Buffalo (35), Miami (35), Rochester (34) and New Orleans (30).

On the local job scene for Connecticut residents interestingly, Hartford is ranked 8thamong the Top 50 metropolitan areas at a  surprising 94 jobs posted per 1000 people. Connecticut’s unemployment rate for June 2011 was 9.1% under the 9.2% national average.

New York residents may be surprised to learn that they have three of its cities in the bottom seven of the Top 50 (including Manhattan) while its unemployment rate in June 2011 was 8% a full percentage point and change under the national average.

As a firm based in the Connecticut area, Crossroads Consultingbelieves that together we can continue to lower the unemployment rate one person at a time as we help those who are unhappy in their present position and especially those who are currently unemployed, find jobs.  If this report tells us one thing, it’s that there are jobs out there to be had. Having an ally on your side like Crossroads Consulting can do nothing but help.

Be sure to check out Crossroads Consulting’s own job openings to see if you’re a fit. Also, take note of the fact that with so many people out there looking, having your resume look it’s very best is going to be critical to you beating out so many other candidates. Crossroads Consulting also offers a resume optimizationservice that is far more reasonable than virtually any other out there. We also offer interview preparation services as well, also at a very reasonable price.

Our main mission is to help you get in into that new job and if you’re hiring to find the right person for your needs.

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