June 14, 2018 BestCompaniesAZ

4 Reasons Why Arizona is a Great Place for the Class of 2018 to Live, Work and Play

The word is out. Arizona is a great place for recent graduates to kick start their careers and live comfortably. A recent report from WalletHub named 4 Arizona cities to the cohort of 10 Best Places for the Class of 2018 to Find a Job This Year.

Chandler, Scottsdale, Peoria and Gilbert took home first, second, fourth and fifth place, joining the ranks of job hubs like San Francisco, which placed third. To create the rankings, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities from across the U.S., evaluating them based on 26 key indicators. Cities were ranked based on socioeconomic factors, including median annual income and housing affordability. They were also ranked based on the estimated stretch of the city’s job market.

In today’s job landscape, college graduates are looking for jobs at companies that will train them, invest in them, and provide them with valuable growth opportunities. They want to launch their career at a company with values that align with their own. They want meaningful work at companies who are socially responsible, give back, and care about the community around them.

Graduates of the Class of 2018 can find what they’re looking for, and more, in Arizona. With a booming business economy and job opportunities in a variety of industries, Arizona offers an affordable, newcomer-friendly environment for college graduates.

Here’s a look at four reasons why Arizona is a great place for the Class of 2018 to live, work and play.

Great Weather Throughout the Year

Everyone talks about Arizona’s hot summers. But, people often overlook Arizona’s near-perfect weather during most of the year. In Arizona, you can wear shorts in February and a light jacket in December. Arizona’s mild weather during most of the year makes outdoor excursions every weekend possible. There’s nothing like being able to soak up the sun after putting in a solid 8 hour work day!

Great Companies With Endless Opportunities

Arizona is also home to many amazing employers. From technology companies and financial services firms, to healthcare companies, Arizona has it all. Because of its business-friendly legislations and great quality of life, Arizona attracts companies of all sizes. To browse open positions at some of Arizona’s best companies, click here!

Great People, Easy to Find Like-Minded Individuals

When moving to a new city, people want to find their tribe. Their friend group. The people they want to make memories with in this new chapter of their life. Arizona has something for everyone. College graduates can easily connect with other young professionals and recent college graduates through community groups, events and activities around the city.

Opportunities for Entrepreneurship

Arizona has a strong and ever growing community of entrepreneurs who are passionate about launching new businesses. For college graduates interested in having a non-corporate first job experience, Arizona startups are a great option.

If you’re interested in learning more about Arizona companies, click here to see open positions and learn more about the state’s top employers.