Where should you direct that young man or woman home from college and now ensconced in your basement to look for work that will pay the bills and make him or her happy? Try St. Louis, which was ranked the best city for job-seeking graduates to seek work, according to Forbes.
The business magazine analyzed date from CareerBliss.com, which looked at data submitted by people in entry-level jobs. Factors ranged from relationships with co-workers to work environment to opportunities for advancement as well as pay. The website calculated the average “cost-of-living-adjusted salary,” taking into account the median pay for new graduates and the cost of living.
Forbes took the data and compiled its list of “The 10 Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads.”
And the winners (with their cost-of-living adjusted salary):
- St. Louis, Mo.: $50,900. This was also ranked one of the 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates.
- Salt Lake City, Utah: $43,010
- Jacksonville, Fla.: $45,736
- Memphis, Tenn.: $56,158
- Indianapolis: $44,757
- Orlando, Fla.: $43,047
- Houston, Texas: $47,615
- San Antonio, Texas: $43,640
- Oklahoma City: $42,304
- Birmingham, Ala.: $47,491
What do you think of that list? Once you’ve given all the rest of your sage advice to the young people you know, would you suggest they relocate? If you’re a new graduate looking for work, would you consider one of these cities? How do you think your hometown stacks up for entry-level college grads to find work?