Fargo Identified as #1 Hottest Job Market for 2020

We made the news!

Each year, ZipRecruiter identifies the Top 10 Hottest Job Markets for the new year. They consider the following factors to determine their list:

  1.  Job market size (measured by job postings)
  2.  Job market growth (measured by the annual growth of jobs posted)
  3.  Pay (considering median annual wages)
  4.  Job seeker leverage (measured by the number of job openings per seeker)

It is no secret that the Fargo metro area has seen massive growth within the past 5 to 10 years, but to be recognized as the city with the hottest job market for 2020 is pretty neat! Being a part of a thriving community is an exciting experience. There is a lot of new energy around entrepreneurship and start-up companies that offer a whole new option for job seekers as well. Bottom line, it’s a great time to be in Fargo!

And in case, you are interested in checking out our top competitors, here is the full top 10 list:

Top 10 hottest job markets in 2020
1. Fargo (North Dakota)
2. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (Massachusetts)
3. Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
4. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River (Rhode Island-Massachusetts)
5. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (Maine)
6. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (California)
7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (District of Columbia-Virginia-Maryland-West Virginia)
8. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware-Maryland)
9. Bismarck (North Dakota)
10. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania)


By Allison Goossens
Allison Goossens Assistant Director, Internship Program Allison Goossens