Photos: Ten best places to find a job in Colorado

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What are the best places in Colorado to find a job? The folks at the Nerd Wallet website have just released a list that attempts to answer that question, and surprisingly enough, several cities that almost always wind up on such rosters -- including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs -- are nowhere to be seen. However, all ten communities are on the Eastern Slope, with most in the Denver-Boulder area. Who made the cut? Look below to count down the selections, which feature photos and Nerd Wallet text. For more facts, figures and links, click here.

Number 10: Longmont

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Located in Boulder County, approximately 16 miles northeast of Boulder, Longmont is a great community for outdoor lovers, with easy access to the Rocky Mountains and 1,500 acres of parkland. Longmont's households earn a median income of $56,278, and the city's unemployment rate is a low 5.6 percent. Top employers in the city include Longmont United Hospital, Seagate Technology and Intrado. Workforce Boulder County is a part of the Colorado Workforce Center program that focuses on providing job seekers with a Computer Resource Center, career information and personalized counseling. Additionally, the Longmont Entrepreneurial Center is a not-for-profit organization that supports local entrepreneurship. Experienced advisors volunteer their time to foster small businesses into sustainable enterprises that create jobs.
Number 9: Northglenn
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Northglenn is located seven miles north of Denver, bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the west. The city boasts 300 days of sunshine per year and is connected to the Greenway Trail System, 28 miles of walking and biking paths in the Denver metropolitan area. Northglenn saw 4.9 percent growth in its working-age population from 2009 to 2011 and is a fast-growing community in Colorado. Major employers in Northglenn include Ramada Plaza, O'Meara Ford and Lowe's. Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation offers job seekers a full list of online resources to find positions in the Denver metropolitan region, including Northglenn.
Continue to keep counting down the ten best places to find a job in Colorado.

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Mus Mus
Mus Mus

No. Colorado doesn't hire educators from within its own state. Wonderful policy, that.

Sara Huang
Sara Huang

Surprisingly, Westword? Have you ever tried to get a job in Denver? Get in touch with your city's culture.

John Davis
John Davis

I am hiring and my agency is hiring 10 to 15 accountants.

Alyssa Otero
Alyssa Otero

No kidding. I have gotten good job offers in all of these places

Zach Waters
Zach Waters

'Places NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE in CO, but jobs are to be found'

choekonit
choekonit

Well....at least this list wasn't general O_o


Nick Andalex
Nick Andalex

It should be titled the best places to find jobs that don't pay a living wage.

Justin 'jb' Brown
Justin 'jb' Brown

Oil and gas has a big part of the job growth in these northern towns. But of course not mentioned.

Greg Black
Greg Black

i saw this yesterday, not really encouraging unless you wanna live in the sticks it looks

Nick McCollum
Nick McCollum

I always enjoyed you guys until this FB page came out and now it's all bullshit. The same d bag writing about 10 ways to tell if you're not from Colorado probably is from Texas. Making bone headed reports like this with such conviction shows that you are truly an outsider!!

Nick McCollum
Nick McCollum

These places are all within an hour of each other.

Frank Latoria
Frank Latoria

Sarah, we always have options. It is when you actually believe that you don't that you give in and grasp at what the Waltons have decided for you. A person until the day they go into the next life have options. It is always that way. Besides, to quote a famous movie, "Walmart sucks".

Hallie Olson Wastell
Hallie Olson Wastell

Sarah Margaux Drexler You misunderstood my point I guess...it's more about mocking Walmart for providing much less than adequate living wages and benefits for their employees.

Frank Latoria
Frank Latoria

Lol, some lists are, and some lists aren't. Quality, quantity, the choice depends on a person's needs and fortunes.

Carrie Spyra
Carrie Spyra

Boulder should have made the list! No doubt!

Sarah Margaux Drexler
Sarah Margaux Drexler

That being said, some people don't have many options. It's somewhat cruel to punish people by mocking them about having a job at Super Walmart and living in less desirable areas, especially on a forum like Facebook. I doubt you would make that joke if you found out the women in your yoga class worked at Super Walmart. Yoga is not just asana, it is meant to live off the mat as well.

Sarah Margaux Drexler
Sarah Margaux Drexler

This article seems to capture towns with services for job seekers coupled with newer businesses needing workforce. They aren't listing well-established areas, as those aren't necessarily easy (read: easy is what this article is really saying with its use of "best") places to find a job - they are competitive.

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Not surprising at all. Many people tend to overlook some of Colorado's most charming hamlets such as Jobton, Ballinsville, etc.

Marc Biro
Marc Biro

Brighton!? Thornton!? what are we waiting for!!!?!!

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