Those working in Minneapolis will find themselves in an important business centre of the US Midwest. Once the world’s flour-milling capital and timber hub, Minneapolis today enjoys a diverse economy with no particular industry dominating. The major sectors include finance, industry, healthcare, technology, education, government, food manufacturing and retail. Theatre and the arts are also important sectors in Minneapolis.
Job market in Minneapolis
There are several major American and international companies headquartered or with a substantial presence in Minneapolis; in particular, the city is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies.
The typical Minnesotan wage is a few thousand dollars higher than the national average. Between this and the low cost of living in Minneapolis, most new arrivals find themselves living a comfortable life in the Twin Cities.
Finding a job in Minneapolis
Minneapolis' job market is fairly healthy with an unemployment rate lower than many other similarly sized cities. Still, foreigners may find it difficult to break into the job market in Minneapolis unless they already move there with a contract in place. Those looking for work in the city should get in touch with recruitment companies and scour online job portals and classified sections in local newspapers. In addition to having the right skills and experience, foreigners wanting to work in Minneapolis need to ensure that they have the correct work permit for the USA.
►For info about American work culture, see Doing Business in the USA
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