Employment opportunities increase in San Francisco

When you’re searching for a new job in proximity to your new residence, carefully evaluate the current employment market. The buyers of homes for sale in the Bay Area can rest assured they’re joining a workforce that holds enormous potential, as recent developments have made San Francisco a hot city for new jobs.

CBS reported San Francisco and San Mateo counties will receive a combined $5.6 million in federal grants, which are meant to help local citizens make their way back into the workforce. Employment programs, job skill seminars and other incentives will be offered as part of the grant deal.

In addition, SimplyHired, one of the largest global job search engines, was recently designated as one of the Bay Area's Top Workplaces for 2012, according to a survey published by The Bay Area News Group.

Currently, the unemployment rate in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metro area rests at 8.1 percent – just below the national unemployment rate, which was 8.2 in May. That’s down from the city’s 8.5 percent rate in April of this year, and recent trends indicate that the number will continue to tick down in the months to come.

If you are moving to the Bay area, consider scrutinizing the job market to find an available position tailored to your experience. Job seekers with in-demand skill sets will be the first to benefit from the openings expected to crop up in the Bay Area.