When Life Gives You Lemons: Trends and Jobs in the Riverside Area

When Life Gives You Lemons: Trends and Jobs in the Riverside Area

This week’s Metro Area Spotlight lands on a slightly lower profile region: the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area, or the “birthplace of the California citrus industry,” is in fact one of the top 20 metro areas on Lensa!

Riverside may not have the je ne sais quois of the neighboring Los Angeles, or San Diego to the south, but it is a strong area for employment prospects and a good quality of life. Nestled between L.A. and Palm Springs, the Riverside metro area is known for a slower pace of life than the nearby urban regions and a strong agricultural legacy. They are also future focused: in late 2019, Riverside announced a “groundbreaking renewable energy” project to pursue a greener agenda, and the city has earned 4 out of 5 stars in terms of quality of life, and has received accolades for its outdoor activities, amenities, diversity and public health.

As of December 2019, the Riverside region saw 3.6% unemployment, just slightly above the national average of 3.5%. And while the area experienced a slight dip in employment in December 2019, regional employment growth has been incredibly positive over the last ten years.

Think you might like to live somewhere with perfect weather and excellent amenities? Here are some important employment trends to help you start your search.

Most Demanding Industries in Riverside

The Riverside metro area may have its roots in the agricultural industry, but its feet are set firmly in the future. Education and Health Services are the fastest growing industries, with 5.8% job growth in December 2019, and Professional & Business Services and Financial Services are hot on their tail. The following are the most demanding industries on Lensa in the Riverside metro area:

Top Hirers and Jobs in Riverside

We’ve also compiled a list of the Riverside area’s most-hiring companies on Lensa in 2019 to help you start your job search:

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