St. Petersburg a Top Draw for Millennial Job Seekers

Most of Florida has a reputation as the place northeasterners go to retire. A new study from NerdWallet, however, points out the best places to look in the state if you're young and looking to start a career.
February 2, 2015, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"St. Petersburg has been singled out by credit card promoter NerdWallet as the best city in Florida for drawing in millennials," reports Jeff Harrington. "Across the bay, Tampa was nipping at its heels as the third-most-attractive market for those ages 20 to 34, while Clearwater came in at No. 12."

Harrington reveals the method behind NerdWallet's metric, which "dissected conditions in 93 cities and towns statewide based on four factors: number of jobs, salaries, rent and the number of other millennials living there."

St Petersburg took the top spot thanks to an average payroll salary of $47,471, or $13,500 higher than the average among the cities studied. NerdWallet also cited "headquarters like Raymond James Financial, EverBank and Jabil Circuit; median rents of $924 a month; and a "bustling" restaurant and entertainment district downtown."

Spencer Tierney also wrote a post about the Florida rankings on NerdWallet's website

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Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Tampa Bay Times
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