With all the talk of employees losing their jobs, there are still some hot job markets in the U.S. My home city of Raleigh, NC (and neighboring Durham) scored a spot as the fourth hottest in the country in a study by the American City Business Journals.
Raleigh added nearly 79,000 jobs over the past 5 years, which is a 22% increase, towering above the nationwide average of only 6%. The Texas cities of Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth scored the top three slots.
What is not included in this study is the number of businesses that have been started in the area.
Over 98% of companies in the U.S. employee less than 100 people. Small business literally fuels our economy. If you're not in a position that you like, take charge, follow your passions and increase your income doing something you love.