Employment prospects and living conditions are good if you live in the Lone Star State, according to a MoneyRates.com roundup of the best and worst states in which to make a living in 2015.
Texas swapped spots with Washington, grabbing first place on this year’s list. Wyoming, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Delaware, Ohio and Utah also made the top 10.
Hawaii led the list of the worst states to make a living, with Oregon, Maine, West Virginia, Vermont, California, Montana, South Dakota, Rhode Island and Connecticut rounding out the terrible 10.
You can jump-start your job search in Texas with this week’s featured listing. Indeed has an opening for a PR manager in Austin.
Indeed is the No. 1 online jobs website worldwide; more than 180 million people visit the site every month from more than 50 countries, speaking 28 languages.
The position calls for executive coaching, content creation and media relations prowess. Candidates should have at least five years of experience in PR and publications, preferably with technology or consumer clients.
It’s not the only job available in Texas. Moody Gardens is seeking a marketing events coordinator in Galveston, AT&T has an opening for a lead channel manager in its Dallas office, St. Mary’s University is seeking a communications coordinator in San Antonio, and The National Domestic Violence Hotline is looking for a communications director in Austin.
MoneyRates.com gathered the information, looking at average wages, taxes, unemployment rate, cost of living and workplace safety incidents in creating the list.
Though Texas claimed top honors, candidates aren’t likely to go wrong applying for jobs in Washington, either.
“If you live in either of those states, your prospects for making a good living are well above that of the national average,” Richard Barrington, MoneyRates.com’s senior financial analyst, told Forbes.
T-Mobile is looking for a community manager of consumer social media in its Bellevue office, Seattle International Film Festival is seeking a director of marketing and communications, Zillow has an opening for a senior manager of employee communications in Seattle, and Microsoft is seeking a senior marketing communications manager in Redmond.
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