Memphians lead in job security

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — The business networking site LinkedIn says Memphis is one of the most confident cities for workers. The company’s study found Memphians feel a strong sense of job security.

“Memphis has handled COVID and other challenges this year very well,” said Jennifer Oswalt, Downtown Memphis Commission President/CEO.

While many cities across the country face economic turmoil because of the coronavirus pandemic. Memphis is flying high.

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“Except for the significant tourism industry, which was the most impacted, but besides that, the companies have seemed to fare through 2020′s challenges,” said Oswalt.

A recent study by LinkedIn ranks the Bluff City sixth for worker confidence. The study measured how employees feel about their job security, financial situation and career outlook.

“A lot of corporations that invest in our city are growing here. FedEx, AutoZone, Indigo,” said Oswalt.

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Oswalt says that’s a major attraction to young people. Adding, “Affordability, which allows for a lot of options. You could buy a house and spread out, or live in the core of the city.”

According to the Downtown Memphis Commission, there are 34 projects under construction and 27 in the planning stages. Hitting at the right time in the development cycle.