Photos: Ten best places to find a job in Colorado

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Number 10: Longmont
Located in Boulder County, approximately 16 miles northeast of Boulder, Longmont is a great community for outdoor lovers, with easy access to the Rocky Mountains and 1,500 acres of parkland. Longmont's households earn a median income of $56,278, and the city's unemployment rate is a low 5.6 percent. Top employers in the city include Longmont United Hospital, Seagate Technology and Intrado. Workforce Boulder County is a part of the Colorado Workforce Center program that focuses on providing job seekers with a Computer Resource Center, career information and personalized counseling. Additionally, the Longmont Entrepreneurial Center is a not-for-profit organization that supports local entrepreneurship. Experienced advisors volunteer their time to foster small businesses into sustainable enterprises that create jobs.
Number 9: Northglenn
Northglenn is located seven miles north of Denver, bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the west. The city boasts 300 days of sunshine per year and is connected to the Greenway Trail System, 28 miles of walking and biking paths in the Denver metropolitan area. Northglenn saw 4.9 percent growth in its working-age population from 2009 to 2011 and is a fast-growing community in Colorado. Major employers in Northglenn include Ramada Plaza, O'Meara Ford and Lowe's. Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation offers job seekers a full list of online resources to find positions in the Denver metropolitan region, including Northglenn.
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