Expats relocating to the ‘Mile High’ city will find that Denver has a very diverse economy and there are plenty of job opportunities for people from many different backgrounds and with varied skill sets. However, those looking to land themselves a job in Denver will need to have skills and attributes that set them apart from the competition.
Denver is well-known for its highly educated workforce, with a large segment of the city’s adult population having a tertiary education. Furthermore, with all its amenities and great quality of life, Denver continues to attract and retain a smart, talented and experienced workforce.
Job market in Denver
The United States Government is the largest employer in Metro Denver. Thanks to the city’s central location, one will find a large number of federal agencies based here. The US defence industry also has a prominent presence in Denver and there are some military bases located close to the city.
Historically, mining and energy have played a prominent role in Denver’s economy. Located near the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains, a large number of major mining and energy companies have chosen to base themselves in Denver to allow for easy access to the abundance of coal, oil and natural gas in the region.
Other major industries in Denver include IT, high-technology, manufacturing and healthcare.
Finding a job in Denver
Most who move to Denver do so with a job already in hand. For those who still need to secure work in the city, the internet is a good place to start. Research local companies and enquire about any openings. Making connections and networking is paramount to securing employment, especially in the tech and startup industries.
►For tips on finding a place to live in the city, see Accommodation in Denver
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