At the moment, many cities in America are in an employment crises. Over-qualified individuals are turned down for jobs they can definitely perform well with. High school graduates find it difficult to raise money for college and college graduates turn to entrepreneurship over job seeking. Fort Worth is different, and here’s why.
I moved to Fort Worth, from Dallas, expecting to continue my span of unemployment and ‘relaxation’ (just a synonym for laziness – at least for me). However, I was surprised at the amount of employment opportunities I came across. While only briefly applying for jobs, I was met with phone calls and employers willing to wait for me to gather important documents.
This was an experience I was not familiar with – My time in Fairfield, Connecticut was different on a scale similar to cold versus hot. While Fort Worth can not match the economic growth in Australia, I have found that it is one of the best cities to be in if you are looking for a job. The move to the city may be worth it, even if it costs you plane tickets and new rental agreements.
Disregarding my story for a second, I’d like to point out that good ole Funky Town’s economic opportunities not only apply to high school graduates, but also serious professionals. My friend, a trained dietician, went seeking for a job. Within three days she was offered a job in a leading position. With some negotiations, she found herself set with a schedule she controls and a salary of over $50,000.
This Fort Worth experience is not based on luck – simply statistics control it.
If you are considering moving to the city, I highly recommend it and many others will agree with me. Musicians familiar with Austin are starting to love Fort Worth, and the same goes for people that are from places such as New York, California, and Canada.
This article may not be enough to convince you to just get up and move, but if you’re considering it – I encourage you to put a bit more weight on Fort Worth over other locations.
I currently work for Office Depot, and the ‘talk of the managers’ includes me being promoted soon. I am the youngest one at that particular location and have opportunities to move ‘up the chain’ in a long-term employment path that covers all my financial obligations.
Currently, my total cost in Fort Worth comes to just under $600 (per month). That includes water, electricity, cable, internet, food, and rent. Some of those costs are split with a roommate, but you can expect to save between $200 and $300 each month if you put some time into your spending habits.
If you are worried about spending cuts, you should check out my article about the US Government’s Sequester, on my profile. The article explains why the spending cuts (which affect financial aid, food stamps and more) are great for Americans.