The Bronx Job Market
If you are looking for a job in The Bronx, you have picked a good time. The economic and employment picture of The Bronx has dramatically improved over the last 25 years.
-The number of jobs did not decline during the recession and job openings continue to be added at a steady rate especially in the areas of healthcare, social services, retail, and restaurant and bar businesses.
-The number of businesses, at over 16,000, has increased by over 25%, especially in the South Bronx and in Co-op City. Most of these businesses have less than 10 employees and many are retail or real estate businesses. Employees can choose to work in the borough, or they can also make a short commute to New Jersey or to Manhattan.
Also fueling a better job market is new construction. There are big projects in development that promise jobs for both contractors and permanent employees. These projects are expansion, renovation or new development for businesses such as shopping malls, residential units, waterfront revitalization, new railroad stations, skating rinks, and an office complex.
There are other indications of an improved quality of living in The Bronx.
-The number of crimes has significantly fallen.
-Wages are at their highest level and people earn more there than people in Brooklyn or Staten Island.
-Riders on the railroad have tripled since 1985. Communities are being revitalized.
Although all of this is good news, the Bronx borough still has a high unemployment rate. While the highest salaries are in construction, information and manufacturing, those industries lost a lot of jobs over the last 5 years. Additionally 1/3 of resident workers do not have a high school diploma. Overall, residents have a low rate of college education. Public housing and apartment living are predominant in the area.
Bronx Job Openings
There is a lot to enjoy about The Bronx. Families can visit the zoo, go to gardens, watch Yankee games, visit parks, visit historic homes, go golfing, or fish on City Island. The culture and the neighborhoods are diverse; diners can choose from many different types of restaurants. Residents can go canoeing, hiking and biking on the water and in the many acres of forest.
New York Botanical Garden
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of
The Mall at Bay Plaza
College of Mount St. Vincent
Bronx Community College
Hostos Community College
The Throggs Neck Shopping Center