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High Demand Jobs In Carmel, Indiana - One Of 100 Best Places To Live

Updated on September 8, 2015

Growing Suburbs

In mid-summer 2010, and Money magazine published their yearly list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. While the Top 10 - 20 included past high ranking cities from the current Top 100, some other intriguing cities deserve further review.

One of these interesting cities is Carmel, Indiana, a thriving suburb of Indianapolis that is much like Fishers and slotted at #14 among the Top 100. It has remained high on the list since that time as well. Why is Carmel interesting?

Carmel, Indiana

Carmel IN:
Carmel, IN, USA

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Beginning in Bethlehem

During Andrew Jackson's Presidency, a group of four men joined to lay out a town they named the Town of Bethlehem in the spring of 1837. It contained only 14 plots of land in what was Delaware and Miami Nation territory and would eventually become Carmel in 1874 after the American Civil War. Various stores and a post office were built from 1837 - 1874, but the railroads did not come through until 1882 and electricity went town-wide in 1904, the year of the St. Louis World's Fair. By 2007, the census was about 69,000 people in all.

In the 2000s, a number of improvements and additions to Carmel, including residences and new business, were successfully implemented and in 2010, the town was recognized as one of the best places to live in the country.

Carmel is located just north of the I-465 beltway around Indianapolis, close to all the action of the metropolis and a few miles to the west of Fishers IN, another recognized fast-growing suburb of Indianapolis, birthplace of David Letterman and the Indianapolis 500. If that is not sufficiently exciting, Carmel has several of its own Facebook pages - see the links to Civic Square below).

The entire area to the north of Indianapolis seems to be developing and growing quickly to become very convenient and resident-friendly. Several golf courses are close and accessible and the Merchant Square Mall is located in Carmel between two of them: Mohawk Hills to the north and Woodland to the south, with Lake Woodland less than a mile to the east o fit.

Public Art - Busker Statue


Waterpark at the Monon Community Center:
The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center, Carmel, IN 46032, USA

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Monon Community Center:
Monon Community Center West, Central Park Drive West, Carmel, IN 46032, USA

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CarmelCan! - Community Volunteers

Carmel CAN! is a program for volunteer services established by the Mayor to organize projects and staffing; and to recognize the contributions of the many Carmel volunteers. This this way, it is easy to match volunteer positions and projects with eager volunteers.

Every month around the calendar, volunteers participate in community events or within community organizations and their efforts are showcased in a monthly news show called "Connecting with Carmel" on the Carmel Government TV Channel 16, in the Carmel Newsletter, and on th ecity web pages. Volunteer activities include Hamilton County projects, seasonal, year-around projects, and special events.

Carmel Attractions

Carmel Civic Square

The town square in Carmel is used for annual and special events and festivals in an expansion of well-maintained greenspace. However, it is also the site of city government. Several large and attractive buildings make the square look like a picture postcard.

Ground breaking took place for the Carmel Civic Square in 1986 and the new square became a favorite place for teenagers to hang out. They had their own version of "tag" -CB tag, as in CB radio - and even played an annual softball game. Dozens of people are having fun on Facebook, sharing their CD handles.

Today, the square is used for picnics, concerts, and other special events. Tourists can visit the City Hall, firehouse, gazebo and other structures. A dozen restaurants are located near the square, along with a dozen hotels. An ice rink, performance art theaters, a day spa, and several other parks fill the surrounding landscape.

Nearby, Carmel City Center downtown is a pedestrian-friendly inner village with eyecatching architecture, several piazzas, green spaces, and water features -- 1,000,000 square feet of shops, entertainment, office space, and residences.

Top 10 Hot Jobs

Retail sales and warehousing of Chiquita and other fruit brands provides many more job openings than the reminiang 8 jobs in the Top 10 List below.

  1. Specialists in Retail for Chiquita Brands
  2. Warehouse Supervisors for Indianapolis Fruits
  3. Retail Sales Associates - Various chains and single units.
  4. Drivers - Heavy, semi, industrial truck driving.
  5. Cashiers
  6. Administrative Assistants
  7. Customer Service Representativea
  8. Physical Therapists
  9. Medical Assistants
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs)

Additional High Demand Jobs

  1. Occupational Therapists
  2. Teachers - Educational facilities and day care centers.
  3. Baristas - Starbucks
  4. Shift Supervisors - Starbucks

Major Employers

  1. Staffing agencies for retail, logistics, and healthcare.
  2. Clarian Health
  3. Covance Inc.
  4. Eli Lilly and Company
  5. Hospital Jobs Online
  6. Chiquita Brands
  7. Rolls Royce
  8. Blockbuster
  9. Wellpoint, Inc.
  10. StaffPointe Medical Search
  11. Ajilon Professional Staffing
  12. Kforce Professional Staffing, Inc.
  13. Kmart
  14. Maxim Healthcare Services

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Job Openings Frequently Listed by Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce is in need of approxaimtely 200 workers in Indianaoplis and Plainfield IN in the fllowing positions

  1. Buyer
  2. Process Team Member
  3. Project Engineer
  4. Manufacturing Engineer - Purchasing
  5. Dynamics Engineer
  6. AEC Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Pump Performance
  7. Supplier Development Lead
  8. Sr. Electrical Engineer - PCB Designer
  9. AEC - Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Design
  10. Operations Support Specialist
  11. System Verification Engineer
  12. Aero Engine Controls Quality Engineer
  13. Plant Supplier Quality Engineer
  14. Manufacturing Engineering, Specialist
  15. Senior Specialist - Program/Resource

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Higher Education and Training

  • Butler University
  • Concordia University
  • DeVry - Indianapolis
  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • PJ's College of Cosmetology - in Carmel at 931 S Range Line Rd
  • Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Union Bible College
  • Vincennes University Extension

In Indianapolis proper, we find dozens of additional colleges, universities, technology academies, and career/trade schools. The local possibility range for education and training is very broad and easily accessible from Carmel.

© 2010 Patty Inglish MS


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    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      So much information , as always. What a great job you do, Patty. Thank you.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      That is too weird - my son just moved to Carmel IN and will have to share this with him!

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      G L Strout 

      8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you! I live just tow hurs of so away and I have never been there- but I willgo now! Well done!

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      8 years ago from USA

      This information could help people who are getting ready to move to this city. The references to employment and city life are very helpful.

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Carmel,I was thinking "down by the sea..." in California. I learned something... great hub. Thanks again for sharing your detailed, and comprehensive hub.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You did a fabulous job. The research you did staggers the mind. Anyone looking for employment in that area needs only to visit your hub. Love the graphs.

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your informative hub which bound to be helpful to people who are looking for help.


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