If you’re looking for a city with it’s fair share of rivers, lakes and waterfalls, then you’ll want to start looking at jobs in Minneapolis right away. The City of Lakes is half of the Twin Cities in Minnesota and has a population of around 422,000 people and 3.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The unemployment rate is an impressive 2.9% and the metropolitan area boasts an impressive median household income of $65,000. So, if you’re looking in the Midwest for potential cities to begin your job search, take a long look at Minneapolis and the Twin Cities.
There are a few main industries in the city that account for thousands of jobs in Minneapolis, but there are many other smaller industries that make for a very diverse local economy. The main sectors are the following:LogisticsCommerceEducationFinancial Services
The city is situated on the Mississippi River and has many rail and trucking routes to and through the city. Automotive parts, agricultural products, plastics and electronics are major production areas for manufacturing.
The usual fields of education and health care are also great industries to look at for jobs.
There are five Fortune 500 companies in the area and many international companies with regional offices. Some of the more well known companies in the city are:TargetXcel EnergyAmeriprise FinancialWells FargoAccenture
Target has their corporate headquarters in the city, as do a few other entries on the list. There are also thousands of education jobs here in the public school system, as well as in the main campus of the University of Minnesota. The financial firms on this list are also responsible for creating thousands of jobs in Minneapolis.
You won’t have to worry about breaking the bank when living in Minneapolis. The cost of living numbers are just 5% higher than the national average and most of the metrics used to calculate this follow suit. When looking for housing in a central area of the city you can find one-bedroom apartments for $850 and two-bedroom places for around $1,100. Minneapolis also has a lot to check out, with famous music halls and fine arts that will appeal to a wide range of tastes, and national sports teams to watch right in the city. And if nature is your thing, you’ll fall in love with all of the parks, forests, lakes and waterfalls to explore year-round.
If you’re not completely sold on Minneapolis but want to check out other options in the Midwest, you might find Madison, Wisconsin or nearby Cedar Rapids in Iowa. But if you’re looking for a busier city with a lot more happening, then look no further than bustling Chicago. Otherwise, other mid-sized cities to check out across the country would be San Diego with it’s perpetual sun and New Orleans for all of that amazing food.