A new year is coming and for lots of people, that means making a fresh start for themselves.  From losing weight to a full career overhaul. Are you stressed just thinking about it?  Don't be.  According to a recent study, New Jersey is ripe with opportunity, even in these crazy times.

The first thing to remember is that many employers are desperate to hire new blood.  COVID rocked the system and lots of people never came back to work.  The marketplace is ready for someone just like you.

Photo by Valentina Conde on Unsplash
Photo by Valentina Conde on Unsplash

What are the best states to get hired in for mid to upper-level careers?  WalletHub did an extensive survey comparing factors like compensation, commute, and room for advancement among other categories.  So where does New Jersey land?  Here are the best to worst hiring states for 2022-2033.

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Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash


1 Washington
2 Vermont
3 New Hampshire
4 Colorado
5 Minnesota
6 Rhode Island
7 Massachusetts
8 Virginia
9 Connecticut
10 New Jersey
11 California
12 South Dakota
13 Utah
14 Florida
15 Illinois
16 Maine
17 Nebraska
18 Maryland
19 New York
20 North Dakota
21 Delaware
22 Iowa
23 Texas
24 Michigan
25 Idaho
26 Missouri
27 Nevada
28 Oregon
29 Wisconsin
30 Arizona
31 North Carolina
32 Tennessee
33 Kansas
34 Alaska
35 Hawaii
36 New Mexico
37 Indiana
38 Wyoming
39 Montana
40 Georgia
41 Ohio
42 Alabama
43 South Carolina
44 Pennsylvania
45 Oklahoma
46 Arkansas
47 Louisiana
48 Mississippi
49 Kentucky
50 West Virginia

Not too shabby!  New Jersey hitting the top 10 and New York in the top 20! Keep in mind, with work-at-home options there are lots of hiring managers realizing that work can be done remotely effectively, even if it is only for part of the work-week.   The point is, if it is in your heart to make a change in the New Year, you are in a very good place to land your next quality gig.  You got this!

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