Job Prospects in San Jose
As the biggest business district in Silicon Valley, San Jose also offers jobs in professional services, including financial and legal services, real estate, design and creative industries, according to the Office of Economic Development.
To find your dream job in San Jose — or any of the other cities on this list — make sure you take these necessary steps: Revamp your resume, research salaries in the area and prepare for the interview.
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Methodology: In order to source this list, GOBankingRates examined the 75 largest metro areas for the following factors: 1) Metropolitan area unemployment rate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2016 (preliminary stats), 2) Average weekly wages from the BLS ‘County Employment and Wages’ report, released on Dec. 7, 2016, 3) Number of establishments from the BLS ‘County Employment and Wages’ report, released on Dec. 7, 2016. Each factor was given an individual score, and then added together for its total score. Cities were ranked from lowest score (best) to highest score (worst).
*An establishment is the physical location of a certain economic activity — for example, a factory, mine, store, or office. A single establishment generally produces a single good or provides a single service. An enterprise (a private firm, government, or nonprofit organization) can consist of a single establishment or multiple establishments. All establishments in an enterprise may be classified in one industry (e.g., a chain), or they may be classified in different industries (e.g., a conglomerate).a private firm, government, or nonprofit organization can consist of a single establishment or multiple establishments), according to the BLS.