Archive for August, 2012

CNN’s Top 100 Cities Analysed

August 30th, 2012

CNN recently announced its picks for the top 100 places to live in the United States, with Carmel, Indiana taking the top spot. Ann Arbor, Michigan rounded out the top 100 in the yearly piece done by the international news organization.

The specific criteria used by CNN to make these judgements are based upon the size of the city, the economic standing of the city, and a number of different factors. Once the list had been pared down to the “top 29,” CNN dispatched delegates to the cities in an attempt to gauge specific factors that couldn’t be quantified by statistics alone. Things like community spirit and traffic were gauged at this point. In the end, the tie-breaker qualification used to distinguish between equally-matched cities was the extent of job growth or losses in the area. In these tough economic times, job availability is at the top of many people’s considerations when considering a move. Read the rest of this entry »

The Top Ten Businesses to Work for in Texas

August 2nd, 2012

Here’s a list of top 10 businesses to work for in Texas.

Balfour Beatty Construction

While this is not an American-owned company, this British company maintains a large workforce in Texas through their national headquarters in Dallas. This company specializes in high-class construction jobs like you would see at opera halls and museums. They even constructed the 9/11 Pentagon memorial. They are praised by their employees for minimizing layoffs during this tough recession hitting the United States.

Whole Foods Market

Whether you work in the stores themselves or in the corporate headquarters in Austin, Whole Foods Market is a popular place to be. New hires get a lot of different benefits straight out of the gate, including people that work in low-level positions in the retail locations. The focus of Whole Foods Market is to promote healthy bodies and communities, and part of that mission means treating employees well. Read the rest of this entry »