February 2017, Vol. 2

HR Extras

HR manager named one of best jobs for 2017

A study conducted by Glassdoor ranked human resources manager as the sixth best job in the country this year.

The rankings were based on earning potential, number of job openings, and career opportunity ratings. There are 4,339 job openings for human resource managers, with a median base salary of $85,000 per year. The position reported a 3.8/5 job satisfaction rating and a 4.6/5 overall job score.

Also on the list were compliance manager, ranked as the 25th best job, and compensation analyst, coming in at No. 35.

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Texas cities ranked among best places to find a job

A recent report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, found that Texas is the place to look for those seeking employment.

Analysts from the organization compared 150 of the most populated cities across 23 key metrics of job market strength, including job opportunities, employment growth, and median annual income, to find the best and worst places to work in the country.

While there were many Texas cities on the list, some of the top destinations from last year dropped in the rankings. Austin, ranked No. 3 in the 2016 rankings, fell 19 spots to No. 22 on the 2017 list. Irving dropped from No. 4 to No. 37. Houston perhaps had the biggest regression, falling from No. 25 last year to No. 88 this year.

Where Texas cities ranked on the list:
  • No. 2 Plano
  • No. 17 Garland
  • No. 21 Dallas
  • No. 22 Austin
  • No. 26 Grand Prairie
  • No. 34 Amarillo
  • No. 37 Irving
  • No. 50 Lubbock
  • No. 58 San Antonio
  • No. 69 Arlington
  • No. 77 Fort Worth
  • No. 85 Corpus Christi
  • No. 87 Laredo
  • No. 88 Houston
  • No. 90 El Paso
  • No. 128 Brownsville
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