Those moving to Cincinnati will find that the city has an incredibly diverse economy, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the Midwest. Once famous for its dominance in the pork processing industry, today many Fortune 500 companies choose Cincinnati as their base.
Job market in Cincinnati
Cincinnati’s economy has experienced steady growth over the years. The stable economy in the city has led to the creation of new job opportunities, especially in the transportation, financial services and hospitality industries. The unemployment rate in the city is often lower than the national average.
Cincinnati is home to a number of giants in the manufacturing and retail industries, while education is also a significant contributor to the city’s economy. The University of Cincinnati is recognised as one of the city’s largest employers as are several of the city's hospitals. Thanks to the presence of various tertiary education institutions, Cincinnati is home to a largely educated and skilled workforce.
Finding work in Cincinnati
Most people relocating to Cincinnati will do so for a new job. Those specifically seeking employment in the city should start their search online. International job portals contain a list of the latest vacancies, and job seekers can also look at job sections of local papers. Most local publications have an online version as well.
Anyone looking to work in Cincinnati and relocating from outside the US will need a valid work permit to take up employment in the city.
Work culture in Cincinnati
Though Cincinnati residents are known to work hard, the work culture is a bit more relaxed and flexible than in major cities such as New York or Los Angeles. Work-life balance and the wellbeing of employees are taken seriously, and salaries are generally sufficient for a comfortable quality of life. Work relationships are valued, and collaboration is seen as an important tool. As in the rest of the US, it’s best not to bring up sensitive topics such as politics or religion at meetings or work gatherings.
►See Doing Business in the USA for some general tips on the country's work culture
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