Irvine was ranked the best city to find a job in Southern California and No. 12 nationwide by personal finance website WalletHub.
WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 32 key indicators of job-market strength. They range from job opportunities to employment growth to monthly average starting salary.
Irvine, with its proximity to UC Irvine, is a tremendous source of technology talent, making the city particularly attractive to employers. More than 900 technology companies now call Irvine home.
“The Master Plan set aside land for businesses to create jobs,” says Bryan Starr, CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “It ensured the local government is adequately funded. This is not the case in most other cities that struggle to make ends meet.”