Whether you’re just launching your career or have been in your field for years, Wisconsin is a great place to put down roots, work hard, and have a great work-life balance. The low cost of living combined with excellent employment prospects make Wisconsin an ideal place to be. Here are ten of the best cities in Wisconsin where, statistically, you will have an easier time finding a job.
With a large university and state government, job opportunities are all around. The lowest unemployment in the state is in Madison. Need help getting your career off the ground? Madison Area Technical College offers apprenticeship programs so you can get real-life experience before hitting the job market.
Good old Howard used to be just the Piggly Wiggly, but boy have things changed. There are plenty of new stores that need workers, and Howard is also home to the corporate offices of UnitedHealth Care, as well as N-Sight Communication.
3. Menomonee Falls
Two powerhouses dominate this town, and they are Kohl's (corporate headquarters) and Harley Davidson (powertrain operations center). You'll do well financially, as this is the Wisconsin town with the highest median household income.
Here is the town to move to if you're interested in a career in manufacturing. This are working class folks and there are ample opportunities for work if you are willing to work hard. The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is there to help you with training so you can land the best manufacturing job.
If you're interested in the healthcare industry, Onalaska might just be your best bet. Choose from Gundersen Health System, the Mayo Clinic Health System, and Prime Health Care plan.
A cute town located just between Madison and Milwaukee, this place is growing. You'll earn one of the highest incomes in the state. Work at the Target distribution center is available, as well as medical careers at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and Rogers Memorial Hospital. People who live in Oconomowoc are smart--really. 25% have bachelor's degrees.
7. Sun Prairie
Located just outside Madison and with reasonable housing costs, Sun Prairie is a nice place to find a job. You can start by contacting the Dane County Job Center for help with resumes and the like. The top employer is QBE North America, an insurance company employing 900.
8. De Pere
De Pere is close enough to Lambeau Field but in a safe college town. St. Norbert College offers some job opportunities, and business in the area has grown. You can get help with career stuff at New North, a Green Bay-area nonprofit which trains workers in the industries of sales, health care, manufacturing and management.
9. Stevens Point
In Stevens Point, you have a large campus with ample employment opportunities. There are also several businesses with corporate headquarters: Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Sentry Insurance, Travel Guard, and Noel Group.
Wauwatosa is home to hundreds of businesses and continues to attract more. The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center occupies 250 acres, employing more than 15,000. There are also companies such as Harley-Davidson, GE Healthcare, and Briggs & Stratton.