Five Best Places for Job Seekers in Massachusetts


Consumer advocacy website NerdWallet has ranked the top five best places for job seekers in Massachusetts.

The San Francisco, CA-based company published the results of its study, which analyzed 76 of the state?s largest cities using four criteria: median household income, monthly homeowner costs, population growth, and unemployment rates.

The Best Places in Massachusetts for Job Seekers per NerdWallet:

1.    Newton

Newton is a city in Middlesex County, seven miles west of downtown Boston. Newton residents boast a median household income of $109,724, while monthly homeowner expenses are only $1,000. Additionally, Newton has a low unemployment rate of 5.2 percent, and the city saw a population growth of 2.1 percent between 2009 and 2012. Top employers in Newton are Boston College, Education Development Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Nearby Boston College also provides many programs such as the Center for Work and Family, which includes resources for local businesses to create an effective workplace for employees.

2.    Everett

Everett is located four miles north of Boston in Middlesex County. Everett saw a large population growth of 10.0 percent between 2009 and 2012. The median household income in Everett is $48,319 while homeowner expenses are $700 per month. The largest industries in Everett are finance and insurance as well as healthcare and social assistance, and the largest employers in Everett are BostonCoach, Fidelity Communications and Alliance Detective & Security. The Everett Chamber of Commerce publishes a free monthly newsletter about the Chamber?s recent activities and helps local businesses advertise.

3.    Revere

Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, approximately five miles northeast of Boston. Revere?s residents earn a median household income of $50,592 while paying $759 per month in monthly homeowner costs. Additionally, Revere saw a population growth of 2.8 percent between 2009 and 2012. Major employers in Revere include NECCO, People?s United Bank and Allied Waste Services. To help local businesses, Revere?s Mayor Daniel Rizzo and the Revere Chamber of Commerce, along with other community stakeholders, have teamed up with Google?s Get Your Business Online program to encourage small businesses to set up an online presence.

4.    Malden

Located in Middlesex County in eastern Massachusetts, Malden is a city approximately five-and-a-half miles north of Boston. Malden saw a 7.0 percent population growth between 2009 and 2012, and the city has a low unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. Malden?s residents earn a median income of $52,842 while paying $678 in monthly homeowner costs. The city government has focused on developing and revitalizing downtown Malden for both residential and commercial purposes. Top employers in Malden are General Insulation, Armatron International and Asahi/America.

5.    Marlborough

Marlborough is a thriving technology community located in western Middlesex County. Marlborough?s residents earn a median household income of $72,853 while only paying a median of $745 in homeowner expenses per month. Marlborough also has a low unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. Marlborough is a center of technology, with large employers such as Raytheon, Agilent Technologies and Dow Electronic Materials. Marlborough is a top destination for biotechnology and has received a Platinum rating as a BioReady Community from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development.

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