Forbes.com Names Phoenix AZ 4th Best Metro Job Creator

 

Phoenix Arizona during morning rush hourSept. 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.

For more information about major employers in metro Phoenix Southeast Valley go to cities of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa Arizona.