NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in California – and Pleasanton is in the top 10. As many people continue searching for employment in this recovering economy, NerdWallet assessed the cities of the Golden State find the best places for jobs. To do so, the company evaluated the state’s cities using the following criteria:
- Median household income
- Monthly homeowner costs
- Population growth of those ages 16 and older
- Unemployment rates
NerdWallet ranked Pleasanton as the fifth best place for job seekers in California. Pleasanton experienced a 5.9 percent increase in the working-age population between 2009 and 2012, and its residents make a median household income of $118,713. Major employers in the city include Oracle and Kaiser Permanente.