Why You Should Consider a Move to Phoenix
You have a background (or interest) in manufacturing, and you’re ready for a new chapter. Should you limit your search to your current home town or should you branch out a bit? The U.S. boasts of many beautiful states and inviting cities where you can find worthwhile work and rich local cultures. Have you looked in Phoenix? Besides the radiant sunshine and warm weather, the city displays some great benefits, especially for those in the manufacturing industry.
Growing Job Market
Phoenix has topped the charts when it comes to job growth. Small businesses are at the forefront, with an almost 6% year-over-year growth rate. The industries that are progressing and advancing most are finance, healthcare, cybersecurity, e-commerce and logistics, and, you guessed it, manufacturing.
From 2016 to 2020, Arizona’s manufacturing landscape accelerated quickly, enabling the Grand Canyon state to become the #2 state in the nation for manufacturing job growth. And while the pandemic caused some significant struggles and delays, almost 60% of businesses say their revenues have returned to pre-pandemic levels. In fact, Arizona is building back its economy faster than most – the state is the third-fastest in job recovery in the U.S. Good news for anyone in search of reliable and well-paying work.
Location, Location, Location
The Greater Phoenix area is a prime location and growing hub for manufacturing plants. With more than 2,800 manufacturing companies with close to 140,000 employees, the city is an ideal choice for those in the industry. Actually, employment is said to increase another 4% by 2025.
Here are a few instances that give just a taste of the industry leaders basking in the benefits of living in Phoenix. Intel, Boeing, Shamrock Foods, Honeywell, Cardinal IG, Benchmark Electronics, and Amazon are all reaping the benefits of the region’s affordable operating environment and market advantages. Utility providers can supply reliable, uninterrupted electric power to consumers, and Greater Phoenix’s infrastructure is modern and dependable. In short, Phoenix is the complete manufacturing package.
But manufacturing plants are not the only prime real estate in the area. Living conditions are always an influential factor in any career transition. What does Phoenix have to offer exactly?
Because of the exponential job growth of the city, the housing market has several options for you to consider. With an array of neighborhoods and houses to match the price range and amenities you are searching for, the city is sure to provide a place you can call home.
And one important and final factor to note: the sunshine! Who doesn’t love a warm, sunny day? In Phoenix, you will enjoy them in spades! On average, the city has 320 sunny days a year, more than any other metropolitan area in the country. That means you can find a job you a reliable job and soak in the needed Vitamin D, all in one place.
Culture and Education
Maybe you are interested in manufacturing and engineering as a whole. Again, Phoenix is the place to be. The talent pipeline is another contributing factor to the industry growth in this area.
Arizona State University, ranked the most innovative university seven years running, has close to 25,000 students enrolled in their engineering programs alone — a 170% increase since 2010. A study done by U.S. News & World Report shows the school ranks among the top 20% of engineering programs.
On top of the educational perks, the culture is an additional selling point worth mentioning. The city has more than 130 nonprofits to support the local community, several art and history museums, and not to mention all the festivals. Whether it’s a First Friday Art Walk, the Annual Taco Festival, the Arizona International Film Festival, or simply a night on the town, there are plenty of events for everyone in the family to enjoy – including MLB spring training!
The growing work opportunities, prime location, and inviting culture make Phoenix a strong contender for anyone in the manufacturing industry. So how about it – are you ready to pack your bags?
Our team at Atlas Staffing has an office in Northwest Phoenix, along with connections to several manufacturing companies looking for hardworking professionals ready to make a new start.
Reach out today, and we can help you find the right opportunity so you can begin your next adventure.