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Forbes says Nashville ranks 2nd for jobs, economic growth

Posted: Updated: May 10, 2013 07:49 PM

This week, Forbes acknowledged Nashville's economic growth, ranking it 2nd in the nation, next only to San Francisco on its list of Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2013.

Music City's steady and strong growth continues, according to Forbes.

Just last year, Music city was ranked 9th for job growth according to the publication.

"There are such diverse opportunities for people looking for employment," said Melinda Williams with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

Employees with the Department of Labor said its Metro Career Center added 4,200 new jobs to its data base since January.

Nashville resident Dwayne Wilson spent Friday afternoon at a Metro Career Center looking for a job.

He has a year left on his residency before he begins a career in internal medicine, but in the meantime he needs something to pay the bills.

"I was just looking at some of the job fairs that the gentleman told me was coming up," said Wilson.

Wilson said so far, he has received good feedback. Right now Nashville's job market is extremely good.

"A lot of the corporations are looking for more high skilled positions. We have got a huge announcement that we'll be making soon, about a little over 1,500 jobs. So that will be significant for the Middle Tennessee area," said Williams.

To read the entire Forbes article, click here.

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