What To Know About A Move To NH For A Career
Why move to NH? It's no secret that New Hampshire is one of the best places to live in the country. The state consistently ranks in the top 10 for states in which to live, and gets high marks for health care, education and quality of life. For decades, New Hampshire was a popular place for job seekers and families to move to, especially those who were looking for a home with clean air, quiet nights, beautiful landscapes and plenty of fun things to do. The influx of people has quieted some in recent years, but New Hampshire still remains one of the best places to come to if you're looking for a job.
NH has a great economy!
If you are looking for work, the job market in New Hampshire is heavily favored towards the job seeker. The unemployment rate has been below 3 percent for nearly three years, is expected to remain below 3 percent for the foreseeable future, and the state has officially declared a worker shortage. What does that mean for people looking to move to NH? Employers are offering higher wages, more benefits and added perks to entice the top candidates for the positions.
Move to NH for the beauty
Time and again, New Hampshire is recognized for its natural beauty and stunning landscapes. The country roads that wind throughout the state showcase covered bridges, rolling fields of farmland, stunning mountain vistas and glimpses of crystal-clear lakes. For those who love hiking, the White Mountains deliver challenging hikes and big payoffs. For a more moderate hike, Mount Monadnock - just a short drive from Hitchiner's headquarters in Milford - has views of Southern NH, Vermont and on a clear day, Boston. It's considered to be one of the most hiked mountains in the world, and once you get to the top you will see why.
Learn More About Living In Southern New Hampshire
We hear from people who move to NH that they love how centrally located the state is. It's a place where you can swim in the ocean in the morning and be in the mountains by the afternoon. It's also one of the reasons why NH is ranked 5th best state in the nation for quality of life by U.S. News and World Report.
Education and health care rankings
While Ivy League Dartmouth College may be the most well-known school in NH, the state has long been at the top of the rankings in both K-12 and post-secondary education. The University of New Hampshire is one of the top 50 public schools in the country and a substantial investment in the state community college system makes it easier than ever for people to get training or add classes that could help advance them in their careers. U.S. News and World Report ranks NH's K-12 education system as the second best in the country, with students graduating high school ready for careers or college.
NH has many top-tier hospitals, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and its affiliated children's hospital, Elliot Hospital in Manchester, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua and Concord Hospital in the state's capital. NH is also often recognized for the general health of its population. Despite an aging population, NH residents are considered to be healthier than the national average. Maybe it has to do with all that fresh air we get here.
Move To NH For The Restaurant Scene
Whether you like seafood or steak, diners or fine dining, NH has you covered. There are thousands of locally-owned restaurants, bakeries and cafes throughout the state serving freshly made food with love and care. Many restaurants serve food that is locally-sourced, since NH is home to many farms from the Seacoast to the mountains.
Craft beer lovers have also come to appreciate the state's exploding beer scene. NH has even launched a website dedicated exclusively to covering news about NH's breweries. Of course if old fashioned American beer is more your speed, NH has that too. Anheuser Busch has a brewing facility in Merrimack.
As you can see, NH is a state full of opportunities and fun activities. It's why we've seen so many move to NH over the years and expect to see many more in the years to come.
Career Opportunities At Hitchiner Manufacturing
Full-time careers are available now in New Hampshire. At Hitchiner, we are dedicated to investing in your health and success by providing free on-site health care and tuition assistance. Hitchiner is a leader in workforce development, placing a high value on training and education, through our generous tuition assistance benefit. View our current career opportunities and learn why 60% of our employees have stayed with Hitchiner for over ten years.