New information indicates that something is rotten in the city of Denver as far as finding a job that pays enough money to support a family with one, single position goes. The city has one of the lowest unemployment rates and has a strong economy, so this issue should not exist. However, they are only a mask to the truth about what is really going on for people who try to find a single job to support themselves in this city. In short, it has become one of the best cities where which people want to work and live. However, there is one problem: the cost of living is super high, and people’s wages do not match this concern, so they have to work more than one job in order to make a living in a city where the cost of living is rather high.
The plus side is there are many career options in this city. People from many educational and training backgrounds can find a position in Denver with some ease. Some of these jobs include non-profit organizations, health care, education, and so on. Everything from an entry-level administrative assistant to head honcho CEO positions is available. Most of these positions are white collar, and they usually offer a salary wage instead of an hourly wage.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of part-time positions available, which do not pay as well as the full-time, salaried positions people would rather have. Some of these positions are even contracts that only last for a given period of time. The plethora of these types of positions creates one, large problem. A lot of people have to rotate out of contract positions frequently, or they have to take on multiple part-time positions in order to make any kind of substantial living.
These types of positions also say a great deal about companies. They want to make many opportunities available, but they do not want to pay for a lot of full-time salaried positions. They also want to keep a certain threshold in place to avoid having to give people health insurance and other benefits that can be costly in the long run. Therefore, it is actually cheaper for companies to have all of these contract and part-time positions. However, it creates a conundrum for people looking for full-time, salaried positions that can support them with only having to work one job.
Surveys indicate that that people who look for jobs in the Denver area are actually already employed. These findings indicate that almost 70 percent of job searchers already have a position elsewhere, meaning they need extra work to pay the bills. Either that or they are simply looking for better opportunities, so they do not have to work multiple positions to make a living.
Denver seems to be one of the greatest places to live because of its low unemployment rate and highly strong economy. At the same time, there is a lot of competition for full-time, salaried positions with benefits for people to survive in this city’s high cost of living.