Looking for a job? Go west (and south) young man

According to a ManpowerGroup survey, Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN are the two best places to find a job this spring.  Forbes has the details,

The survey reveals that the metropolitan areas with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this spring are Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn. Both regions enjoy a 24% net employment outlook, the percentage of employers that expect to add employees (26% and 25%, respectively) minus the percentage that expect to reduce their workforce (a mere 2% and 1%, respectively). Another 67% in Greenville-Mauldin-Easley said they anticipate no change, and 5% didn’t know. In Knoxville, 73% expect to maintain staff levels, while 1% of employers are uncertain about their hiring plans.

But don’t go too far south. Manpower ranked Jacksonville, FL as the worst city for job seekers.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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