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I'm moving to Fort Myers and Need to Find a Job!
Finding Employment upon your Fort Myers Move
If you're moving to Fort Myers / SW Florida and you haven't won a recent mega powerball lottery, there's a good chance you're still working and will need to locate a new job upon your arrival. The Fort Myers economy has been very strong in recent years with a low 3% unemployment rate. The sectors which drive the Fort Myers economy are tourism & hospitality, healthcare, real estate and professional services. Our downtown and river districts are booming with new construction and large cranes just about everywhere you look. For your convenience, I've listed the largest Lee County and Collier County employers below as well as our top and best rated employers by industry.
Locating a Job as a non-Florida Resident
As a Realtor, my relocating clients often ask about the best strategy to land a job in Fort Myers while still living residing outside of our state. Do Fort Myers employers give preference to the local candidates? Should I purchase a home and move to the area first? Should I find my job before moving to Fort Myers? These are all common questions I am frequently asked. My best response is to be honest with local employers and to be upfront, letting them know that you are in the relocation process and that you'll be in town to interview in person on specific days, as well as available for phone and/or skype interviews while you’re still living outside of Florida. Let potential employers know your planned move date as they most often have a start date associated for a given position. If you’re a qualified candidate and have the desired skills they’re seeking, they will work with you to make it happen!