Forbes.com Names Phoenix AZ 4th Best Metro Job Creator
Sept. 2014 - Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Arizona is named No. 4 Best Metro Area Job Creator by Forbes.com for generating new jobs based upon employer survey. 24% of area employers are planning to increase hiring vs only 7% planning to decrease hiring. The net result is a 17% net employment growth projection - only 3% less than the highest-ranking area of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. Prior to the Big Bust, Phoenix was consistently in the top 3 metro areas for job growth. It has been a long road to recovery!
The jobs in highest demand in the Phoenix metro area are those in healthcare, construction and social services, according to Education Portal, a career guide website. But there have been a good number of "STEM" positions added including the new GM Technology Innovation Center in Chandler and the sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies in Mesa and to-be-built the 10 story BioSciences Research Building co-located with University of Arizona College of Medicine and Translational Genomics Research Institute on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus.