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Best 100 Cities - Loveland and Arvada, Colorado

Updated on June 17, 2015

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Best Places To Live In America

Loveland, Colorado stands as the 38th Best Place to Live in America and Arvada is in slot 58 of the Best 100 Places to Live, determined by analysts at in 2010.They remain on the top cities rosters of several organizations through the 2010s decade,

Both growing communities are suburbs of Denver, near to Denver tourist attractions and offer many attractions of their own. Arvada is located closer to Denver and offers the larger number of job opportunities, but both suburbs offer advantages.

Far Suburbs North of Denver, Colorado

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Corn production in Colorado.
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Gold Nuggets and Fine Arts

The Colorado Gold Rush took over Arvada in the 1850s when the first nuggets were discovered here. The yearly Gold Strike Festival is the city's way of remembering this event and the culture that grew up around gold mining and gold nuggets

Today, Downtown Arvada is entirely registered with the National register of Historic Places fo rits preserved buildings and gold history. The city has adopted arts and culture by opening the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, supporting 3 separate theatesr, 2 full floors of galleries, a popular museum, art studios, and classrooms for classes and seminars.

Arvada - Jobs Increase of 15% February - August 2013

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The Y-axis scale Percentages are higher than in the graph below, indicating ore jobs on this aggregating search engine from all across the Internet. | Source

The largest proportion of jobs available within 25 miles of the center of Arvada are located in Denver, Aurora, and Englewood, as well as in Arvada.

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Kaiser Permanente - Healthcare
  2. DishNetwork
  3. HCA - The Healthcare Company
  4. University of Colorado - Boulder
  5. Robert Half Legal
  6. AT and T
  7. Denver Health
  8. Kforce Professional Staffing
  9. Swedish Medical Center
  10. Temps Inc, Ajilon, an dother staffing agencies 

Top 10 Jobs In Arvada Area

  1. Assistant Managers
  2. Salespeople
  3. General Managers
  4. Customer Service and Support Representatives
  5. Project Managers
  6. Account Executives
  7. Shift Managers
  8. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  9. Sales Representatives
  10. Occupational Therapists

Arvada Labor Market

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Fine Arts In Loveland CO

Loveland offers a growing cultural environment outside Denver, complementing the natural beauty of the region. Outdoor art displays in Loveland create an enjoyable and sophisticated living experience, while drawing many visitors annually. Approximately an hour's transit from Boulder, Loveland hosts the Loveland Sculpture Invitational. This is a festival event held every year for 450 or more artists from many countries as well as USA, Canada, and the Americas. Here, artists are able to show their work and sell their art pieces. Loveland does an admirable job of combining fine arts and natural wonders.

Other outdoor activities and events are popular in Loveland as well. Sports and recreation include golfing, a good system of biking and hiking trails, a far ranging system of parks, and a number of sports arenas. Wildlife refuges are nearby, offering opportunities for photography and birding as well as observing other forms of wildlife and native plants.

Jobs Increasing 2009 - 2016

The bulk of the open jobs listings around the Loveland CO area are found in Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and Loveland. However, some workers live in Loveland and commute an hour or so to Boulder or to Denver.

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Banner Health
  2. Poudre Valley Health System
  3. Hewlett-Packard Company
  4. Colorado State University
  5. DigitalGlobe 
  6. North Colorado Medical Center
  7. Gecko Hospitality
  8. StarTek
  9. Aerotek
  10. Pizza Hut
  11. Verizon Wireless
  12. Volt Workforce Solutions

Top 10 Loveland Jobs

  1. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  2. Salespeople
  3. Retail Customer Service and Support Reps
  4. Store Managers and Assistant Managers
  5. Physical Therapists
  6. General Managers
  7. Occupational Therapists
  8. Retail Sales Representatives
  9. Software Engineers
  10. Restaurant Managers

Additional High Demand Jobs

  1. Financial Adisors
  2. Instructors - Open Pool
  3. Financial Advisors 

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Colorado Employment Projections 2009 - 2019

Colorado and the US Federal Government Department of Labor have already published expected fast-growing job titles expected ti increases in highest numbers and by highest percentages from 2009 - 2019. At this writing, we are in the 4th QTR of 2010 and we can see how actual job listings compare with these official projections so far This is less than 2 years into the projection decade. Let's have a look.

Several job titles are within the Top 10 in both number and percentage of increase all involved in Food Service, Health, and IT - specifically, software.

We can compare October job listings for matches in the top categorizes of Hot Jobs expected officially by state and federal analysts. Read on...

Jobs Expected In Highest Numbers to 2019.

  1. Food Service Staff that do both Prep and Serving
  2. Registered Nurses (RNs) - Includes the lucrative field of Travel Nurses and Travel Medicine
  3. Waitstaff - Waiters and Waitresses in full service and casual dining.
  4. Customer Service (and Support) Representatives
  5. Uncategorized or Misc. Business Operations Specialists
  6. Computer Software Engineers - especially in Applications Software
  7. Retail Salespersons
  8. Restaurant Cooks
  9. Personal and Home Care Aides
  10. Janitors and Cleaners other than Housekeepers

Jobs Expected in Highest Percentages of Increase to 2019

  1. Personal and Home Care Aides
  2. Medical Assistants - The field of Physician- or Physicians' Assistant is also increasing and may not have been considered.
  3. Computer Software Engineers, Applications
  4. Food Staff that do both Prep and Service
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs), Orderlies, and Attendants
  7. Restaurant Cooks
  8. Direct Supervisors & Managers of the Food Prep and Service in #4, above
  9. Waitstaff - Waiters and Waitresses
  10. Management Analysts

Top Hiring Employers

  1. Staffing Agencies
  2. Raytheon
  3. Dish Network
  4. AT&T - Telecommunications and web hosting
  5. Robert Half International
  6. Kaiser Permanente - Healthcare
  7. Centura Health
  8. Aerotek Scientific
  9. Pyramid Hotel Group
  10. Lifetime Fitness, Inc.
  11. Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Sears Holding Company (includes K-Mart)
  12. Pizza Hut

Top 10 Hot Job Listings During 2015

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Registered Nurse (RN)
  3. Salespeople/Sales Associates
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Assistant Managers
  6. Banquet Servers - some are Prep and Serve
  7. Customer Service and/or Support Representatives
  8. Project Managers
  9. General Managers
  10. Software Engineers

Half (50%) of the Top 10 Hot Jobs in Colorado are already matching the official Employment Projections above.

Over 81,000 jobs are listed across the Internet for Colorado, largely clustered in the Denver and Boulder Metropolitan Area, as evident in the listings for Arvada and Loveland, seen above. any of the Top Jobs (openings and increases) for these suburbs match the State profile of job openings and government employment projections. It will be interesting to watch the progress in these areas through 2019 and afterward.


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