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Study says area cities not good place to start career

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LAS VEGAS -- The consumer information website WalletHub doesn’t think Southern Nevada is a good place for young people to start a career.

In a ranking released Wednesday of the nation’s 150 largest cities, WalletHub placed Henderson 120th, Las Vegas 132nd and North Las Vegas 136th. Topping the list was Washington, D.C.

The rankings combined quality of life with professional opportunities.

Henderson rated 74th for quality of life but 133rd for professional opportunities. Las Vegas scored 98th and 135th respectively in those categories and North Las Vegas ranked 122nd and 127th.

As reported by John Kiernan for WalletHub, the unemployment rate for Americans aged 18 to 29 is 15.5 percent. But the National Association of Colleges and Employers has said that hiring is on the rise.

“Increased hiring obviously doesn’t guarantee employment, though,” Kiernan wrote. “Young people still must learn how to maximize their employability. In addition to customizing cover letters and making social media accounts safe for work, that could very well entail finding a new place to live and work.

“While Americans in their 20s are now 40% less likely to move than they were 30 years ago, according to U.S. Census data, employment opportunities do vary significantly based on simple geography.”

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