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Manhattan - Largest Number Of Job Openings

Updated on April 12, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.


When you look across the United States for employment opportunities in nationwide job search engines, the most job listings are always in NYC, largely Manhattan, followed by cities in Texas. Now, this large number includes many listings in green jobs and sustainability industries.

Success In New York City

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The M & M Store at 1600 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Open until 1:00 AM!M & Ms by the millions!NYC theater district street scene.
The M & M Store at 1600 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Open until 1:00 AM!
The M & M Store at 1600 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Open until 1:00 AM! | Source
M & Ms by the millions!
M & Ms by the millions! | Source
NYC theater district street scene.
NYC theater district street scene. | Source

The Personality of Manhattan

Because NYC has dedicated resources to building and maintaining parks within all five of its boroughs with nearly 30% of its total land, the city is known as the Greenest Big City in America. Manhattan is a large borough that is home to the famous Central Park with its Central Park Zoo and acres of trees, grasses, and flowers.

Manhattan is a densely populated borough of New York City with a vital waterfront sector as well as its extensive parks. The West Side of Manhattan has undertaken "going green" in a much larger way than the remainder of the borough, resulting in the creation of many green collar jobs in that region.

If you look at the map below, you will see that the western portion of the borough contains the Upper West Side as well a portion of Midtown, Chelsea, West Greenwich Village, Soho, Tribeca and Battery Park City. All of these areas front the water of the Hudson river and offer city parks.

Over the last year (January - December 2014), job postings on in Manhattan, NY have increased by 145% relative to a national decline of 32%.

— Indeed Job Search

Reference Map of Manhattan

Upper West Side:
Upper West Side, New York, NY, USA

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Chelsea, New York, NY, USA

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West Greenwich Village NY:
Greenwich Village, New York, NY, USA

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SoHo, New York, NY, USA

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Tribeca, New York, NY, USA

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Battery Park NY:
Battery Park, New York, NY, USA

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Park Slope:
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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The Greening of Manhattan

Green Construction

Energy efficient construction is likely to continue to offer high demand jobs in the commercial and residential sectors as lands are developed and older buildings rehabilitated or replaced.

Several organizations that are interested in the waterfront of Manhattan work toward conservation of resources in the area and the promotion of green businesses and sustainable resources that include clean energy. Some of these organizations include:

Business news in green and sustainable energy companies can be located at this link to the Gotham Gazette, which gives the highlights daily of the online newspapers for all of Manhattan's neighborhoods.

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Sailing on the Hudson River.
Sailing on the Hudson River.
Sailing on the Hudson River. | Source

Greenways Increasing in the City

Manhattan maintains the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway along the Hudson River as part of the larger NYC waterways, open spaces, and greenways initiative and encourages cycling as a means of transportation in Manhattan and other boroughs.

An anchor point for the greenways initiative in NYC is Central Park in Manhattan with over 840 acres, along with many small neighborhood parks.

Jobs are increasing in all the business related to this green living project throughout this borough. Manhattan is improving the waterfront with energy efficient construction and moving in new green businesses, establishing additional public piers and recreation areas, expanding existing commercial and residential areas, and continuing its urban renewal projects with a new greener approach.

Art installation on a Manhattan Bridge
Art installation on a Manhattan Bridge | Source

Floating Farm Markets Are Successful

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Carrie Floating Farm Markets

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway:
Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY, USA

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Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

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Castle Village on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.
Castle Village on the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

150,000 Jobs Advertised

During September 2015 through April 2016, Manhattan job listings across the Internet stood at approximately 150,000 or more on any day.

Top 15 Job Advertisers in 2015 - 2016

  1. NYU Langone Medical Center
  2. New York Presbyterian Hospital
  3. McKinsey - Highly responsible IT positions, including management.
  4. Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital
  5. CompHealth
  6. Cornell University
  7. CyberCoders - IT and Accounting.
  8. Duane Reade Inc. Retail sales, drugstore
  9. FCB Global - This is a giant advertising and marketing firm with jobs available in many categories..
  10. Viacom - Telecommunications, other.
  11. The New York Public Library
  12. Hospital For Special Surgery
  13. PVH Corp. - Design, production and sales of dress shirts, sportswear, neck-wear, footwear, and accessories.
  14. CVS Caremark - Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Retail Salespeople
  15. Yeshiva University
  16. SMBC Group - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Worldwide financial business, including many offices in America, one site in Moscow, Russian Federation; and very big in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Consistent High Demand Jobs

Many of the above employers offer job titles found in the official forecast of high demand jobs listed below. These companies will likely continue to offer high demand jobs in current job titles and in new occupations of the near future.

Top 10 Jobs Forecast by Local, State and Federal Agencies

Most construction jobs have been forecasted to increase by thousands of new positions through 2020. This estimation is based largely on a $20 million investment made in West Side Manhattan across to Ground Zero of the former World Trade Center site.

Construction projects include rebuilding efforts put into action after hurricanes and flooding seen in the early 2010s, as well as destruction of the area around the World Trade Center a decade previously. New non-disaster related construction projects are added to the forecasting as well.

High Demand Jobs Forecasted:

  1. Construction Supervisors
  2. Project Managers
  3. Construction Contractors
  4. Contractor Supervisors
  5. Crane Operators
  6. Construction and Civil Engineers
  7. Construction & Landscape Designers and Architects
  8. General Laborers
  9. & .10 - Transit Workers of various titles


  • Computer Engineers are also in high demand in Manhattan (still are in 2011).
  • Find apprenticeship programs and a long list of projects at Lower Manhattan Development Corporation at

Outside of Construction and Transit, these positions will be in high demand long-term:

  1. Retail Salespeople
  2. Cashiers
  3. Registered Nurses [RNs] - Including high-paid Travel Nurses - see HubPages on Travel Nursing Opportunities and Benefits
  4. Home Health Aides
  5. Child Care Workers
  6. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids
  7. Office Clerks,
  8. Sales Reps, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  9. Food Preparation Workers
  10. Teacher's Assistants

The famous Algonquin
The famous Algonquin | Source

Most Highly Demanded Workers In Job Listings 2015

  1. Salespeople, Sales Managers, Sales Supervisors
  2. Financial Services jobs - Analysts, Project Managers, Accountants
  3. CDL-licensed Truck Drivers and Owner Operators - About 10,000 jobs
  4. IT Engineers
  5. RN Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Travel Nurses
  6. Manufacturing and Electrical Engineers
  7. Physical, Occupational, and Medical Assistants
  8. Wedding and Event Planners
  9. A & P company and other grocery jobs
  10. Nannies, babysitters, house sitters, HHAs, non-medical companions, Personal Care Assistants, etc.

Another high-demand industry sector includes dining from fine dining to fast food outfits and coffee shops.

Manhattan Sights

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Grand Central SationManhattan SkylineWTC before 9/11/2001
Grand Central Sation
Grand Central Sation | Source
Manhattan Skyline
Manhattan Skyline | Source
WTC before 9/11/2001
WTC before 9/11/2001

Companies Hiring the Most Workers

  1. USA Truck
  2. CRSt Trucking, all divisions
  3. Thumbtack - Personal enrichment and movement arts instructors.
  4. JP Morgan Chase
  5. Ameriplan - Healthcare insurance coverage
  6. Financial Services Companies
  7. Michael Page Employment
  8. Citi - Bank/Financial
  9. North Shore Iij Health. North Shore University Hospital
  10. Mount Sinai Medical Center
  11. Ernst & Young
  12. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  13. US Navy Reserve

2014 - 2016 Job Surge in the Following Positions:

  1. Project Managers - IT and Business
  2. Sales Representatives and Energy Brokers
  3. Business Analysts
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Shift Supervisors - various businesses and industry sectors.
  6. Physical Therapists
  7. Account Executives
  8. Executive Assistants
  9. Java Developers (Software Engineering specialty)
  10. Medical Clerks
  11. Registered Nurses (RNs and Nurse Practitioners)
  12. Retail Salespeople
  13. Financial Analysts
  14. Administrative Assistants
  15. Postdoctoral Fellows in Medicine

These are High Demand Jobs out of nearly 360,000 positions listed for New York City across all Internet job-listing sites.

Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island
Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island | Source

Additional Job Listings

The following are some additional agencies that provide current job listings for high demand jobs in Manhattan:

Hearst Tower - Steel of 90% Recycled Materials

Manhattan Area Sports and Attractions


  • Central Park Zoo - Located at 64th St and 5th Ave, New York, NY 10021. In the 1980s, I saw the second Smokey the Bear here.
  • Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum - Home of one of the retired US Space Shuttles.Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum - National Historic Site at 97 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. This museum offers guided tours only and involved restored tenement houses used by the Irish and other immigrants. Living history actors portray early US immigrants living in the tenements. Half a dozen different tours are offered, along with special programs and evening lectures.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
  • Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center - 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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Tenements of the 1890s.NYC Public Library in Manhattan in the 19th century
Tenements of the 1890s.
Tenements of the 1890s. | Source
NYC Public Library in Manhattan in the 19th century
NYC Public Library in Manhattan in the 19th century | Source

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

NYC Tenement Museum:
97 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA

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Local Colleges & Universities

Manhattan Subway entrance.
Manhattan Subway entrance.

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