Ready to start your career? Seeking new opportunities in your field? The Raleigh metro is the place to be according to a recent research study jointly commissioned by human resources consulting firm Robert Half and The Economist Intelligence Unit. Our Capital City secured fifth-place on the study’s list of the top career cities in the nation.
The study assessed 25 major U.S. cities on four key indicators including career prospects, cost of living, cultural diversity, and quality of life. Joining the likes of better-known career cities Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., Raleigh scored well among these factors ranking:
– #5 in quality of life;
– #6 in cultural diversity;
– #8 in cost of living; and
– #14 in career prospects.
According to the Robert Half Career City Index report:
“Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina and home to just over 423,000 people, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, having nearly doubled in size since 1990. The city’s inclusion in the “Research Triangle” region — appropriately named after the three research institutions in the area: Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University — serves as a conduit for attracting businesses across sectors, which equates to a growing number of job opportunities. Companies are taking advantage of the city’s educated workforce (47.8 percent of the population over age 25 holds a bachelor’s degree or higher) and pool of new university graduates. Like many of the leading cities in the Index, Raleigh is emerging as a high-technology hub, with IBM, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse, Red Hat and EMC Corporation all operating there. It also has well-developed financial services and insurance markets.”
This new recognition comes on the heels of WalletHub’s designation of Raleigh as one of the best places in the U.S. to start a career and adds to the long list of superlatives our Triangle area has earned in recent years.
Touted as some of the best places to live in the nation, the hottest areas for start-ups and investors, and a top educational hub, the Triangle continually proves to be a prospering metro with much to offer people of all ages in all walks of life.
Read the Triangle Business Journal’s article that reviewed and reported the Robert Half City Index report here.