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Are you planning to move abroad – Check out the best places to live and work


If you feel that you are not going anywhere and there are no opportunities in your near future. Maybe it’s time to change the landscape. Business Week recently compiled a list of “Best Places to Start Over Again”; Here is a highlight of some of their options. Who knows, you might be inspired to pack your bags and try one of these places.

Anchorage, Alaska

The marina can be a little out of the way, and the winters are very long, dark and cold. But on a positive note, summers are lovely, albeit short, scenic, and 28% of employers are hiring. Employers here struggle to find educated, and skilled workers and the balance is definitely in favour of a potential employee.

Providence Health & Services Alaska claims approximately 200 open positions on average. The toughest jobs to fill are speech-language pathologists and nurses with training in wound care and neonatal intensive care.

Other large employers include ConocoPhillips (COP) and ExxonMobil (XOM), who represent the oil industry, and large canneries such as Unisea and Alyeska.

The median home price is $ 313,796, and the unemployment rate is 8.1%.


Texas remains strong in the oil and healthcare industry, and as a result, it has suffered fewer negative impacts from the economic crisis than most states. Perhaps due to a large number of opportunities, they also struggle to find qualified employees.

Provo Urm, Utah

For all techies, Utah can be a land of opportunity. The unemployment rate is around 5.1%, but many jobs are held by employees in their twenties who can quickly return to school, leaving the jobs vacant. There is a high demand for particular jobs, such as software engineers in IT companies.

About 24% of companies plan to hire in the next quarter, and other popular sectors include construction, transportation, financial services, education, and healthcare.

The average home price in Provo-Orem is $ 195,333.

Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington State

About 24% of employers in this three-city region plan to hire in the next few months. Strong industries include manufacturing, food processing, and services. Significant employers include Washington State University and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The median home price here is $ 133,134, and the unemployment rate is 8.8%.

Omaha, Neb.-Council Bluffs, Iowa

22% of local employers plan to hire in the next quarter. Excellent employment prospects include construction, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, education, health, entertainment and hospitality. Several large companies have made it home there, including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, ConAgra Foods, and Kiewit. The cost of living is low; there are little pollution and a lot of things to do.

The average home price is $ 114,977.

Richmond, Virginia

As with Omaha, 22% of local employers plan to hire in the next quarter. Excellent job opportunities include construction, manufacture of durable goods, wholesale and retail trade, transportation, education, health services, entertainment and hospitality.

Richmond’s many diverse industries include chemicals, food, tobacco manufacturing, biotechnology, high-tech fibres, and semiconductors.

The median home price is $ 167,185, and the unemployment rate is 7.8%.