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Photos: Ten best places to find a job in Colorado

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Number 6: Broomfield
Broomfield is a part of the Denver metropolitan area, approximately 18 miles northwest of Denver and 13 miles southeast of Boulder. Broomfield is surrounded by Pikes Peak to the south, Mount Evans to the west, Longs Peak in the northwest and the plains in the east, and the city itself is located over one mile high, at 5,344 feet above sea level. Broomfield's households earned a median income of $76,531 while the city's unemployment rate has remained low at 6 percent. Top employers included Level 3 Communications, Oracle and Ball Corporation. The Broomfield Workforce Center offers job postings, workshops on job searching and special employment services for veterans.
Number 5: Centennial
Situated in Arapahoe County, Centennial is approximately 13 miles southeast of Denver. Centennial is a young town -- it was established in 2001. Since then, the city has been on the rise. From 2009 to 2011, Centennial's working-age population grew 2.6 percent. Additionally, households in the city earned a median household income of $88,474. Centennial's top employers include Comcast, Oppenheimer & Co. and United Launch Alliance. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center provides job seekers in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties workshops for job searching, one-on-one counseling and job training programs.
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