Richland Wa on Top 10 List of Best Places for a Second Career

Recently the US News and World Report issued a new report on the “Top Ten Places to Begin a Second Career.” Many seniors throughout the US will continue to work past the age of 65 because they enjoy working. However these seniors who enjoy working are having a hard time finding employment. One of the factors that contribute to the availability of jobs is a vibrant community such as a college/university town or a city where government or healthcare jobs are prevalent.

Among the list of top ten US Cities to start a second career is our very own Richland Washington. One of the biggest reasons for being on the list is the fact that the area added 3,000 jobs to the local economy during the past year, this is more new jobs than any other metro area in the country. This increase in jobs over the year is mainly attributed to Richland being home to Washington State University Tri Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Many of the government agencies and companies in the Tri Cities Washington are playing a huge part in providing employees to help with the cleanup at the Hanford Site where reactors were created to make plutonium for World War II. Not only have more jobs been added in the last year than any other metro area but Richland also boasts of its affordable homes and the below average cost of living.

Posted by Joe and Colleen Lane, your Richland Real Estate Agents. Call or email us today with your real estate questions! 509.438.9344

Source: US News and World Report

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2 Responses to "Richland Wa on Top 10 List of Best Places for a Second Career"

Mesa Real Estate wrote: How interesting! Congratulations! I tried to find the whole list on the link to US News and World Report, but couldn't find it. Any chance you can post it?

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 7:49am.

Joe & Colleen wrote: I'll find it and send it to you. :)

Posted on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at 4:56am.