Cape Coral Tops Nationally in Job Growth

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Graphic: ManpowerGroup

If you’re thinking of making a move to Cape Coral, the future looks bright. A high number of area employers plan to hire new workers in the near future, putting Cape Coral near the top of the list when it comes to the largest metros in the nation.

This, according to the just released ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for 2019. The survey looks at more than 12,000 companies and locations all across the US, and then forecasts company hiring plans for the coming months.

Not only do job prospects look good now, but according to ManpowerGroup the net employment outlook for Cape Coral in early 2019 is 32-percent, putting it near the top of the list. This follows the trend projected for the end of 2018, which estimated only about four-percent of employers were planning to cut jobs in the area.

Florida also looks good as a state overall, ranked as one of the states with the strongest job outlook right now. Other metro areas that did well in the survey besides Cape Coral include Tampa, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach.

Across the nation, Manpower reports about 71-percent of US employers it surveyed plan to keep employee levels steady. Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of employers plan to hire even more employees in the coming months across the nation.

Some of the largest job prospects are in construction, manufacturing, plus leisure and hospitality. Cape Coral already does well in the tourism department, with many jobs tied to visitors. The city also boasts a healthy real estate market.

The report also seems to go in line with related studies ranking Cape Coral as one of America’s fastest-growing cities. Home to about 180-thousand people on a permanent basis, friendly Cape Coral presents potential new residents with relatively affordable homes in an attractive, Southwest Florida setting.