Millennial job seekers are picky.
Many are choosing positons based on their location—not qualifications.
Recent LinkedIn data suggest that millennials—and their purchasing power—are flocking to five mid-size American cities for work.
We looked at the LinkedIn job search behaviors of millennials in the U.S. on LinkedIn (which make up 44 percent of all job searches on our network), to better understand their shifting job preferences. As the job market has evolved, millennials have continued to thrive and adjust, and as our findings show they are not shy of changing jobs or advancing their careers in less urban cities.
If you’re a marketer looking for new talent, perhaps it’s time to set up shop in a more millennial-friendly city.
From LinkedIn data, here are the cities with the highest annual growth in job interest among millennials:
1. Austin, Texas. Most-popular companies: Apple, Dell and IBM.
2. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Most-popular companies: RTI International, Cisco and Red Hat.
3. Detroit. Most-popular companies: General Motors, Ford and Quicken Loans.
4. Cleveland. Most-popular companies: Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Insurance and Goodyear Tires.
5. Charlotte, North Carolina. Most-popular companies: Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Lowe’s.
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Not the job for you? See what else we have in this week’s professional pickings:
Public relations coordinator— David Saxe Productions (Nevada)
Marketing communications specialist— GoHealth (Illinois)
Public relations intern— Zeno Group (New York)
Marketing specialist— Chicago Vision (Illinois)
Marketing manager— Vantage Labs (Pennsylvania)
Social media coordinator— Guaranteed Rate (Illinois)
Junior marketing manager— New Acquisitions (Georgia)
Editor— Food Network (New York)
Assistant professor (public relations)—Auburn University (Alabama)
Social media content specialist— St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Kentucky)
Marketing manager— Creative Circle (Texas)
Public relations manager— Care.com (New York)
Digital marketing director— ZGF Architects (Washington)
Social media specialist— All Web Leads (Texas)
Photographer— Tribune Media Co. (Missouri)
Public relations specialist— The Cadmus Group (Maryland)
Social media manager— ConnectWise (Florida)
Customer marketing manager—Localytics (Massachusetts)
Public relations assistant— Riverpoint Management (Pennsylvania)
Social media manager— The Creative Group (California)
Communications coordinator—Indiana University (Indiana)
Public relations associate— Fast Track Management (Virginia)
Social media assistant/coordinator— Bartech Group (Missouri)
Regional public relations leader— T-Mobile (Texas)
Social media director— Aerotek (Virginia)
Public relations intern— Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance (Indiana)
Social media community manager— Meyer DC (Ohio)
Web designer— At Work SoCal (California)
Editor— VH1 (New York)