UMW Featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” Ranking

The University of Mary Washington is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.”

NS-Fall-2-1The financial literacy and consumer advocacy website named Fredericksburg number seven in the study, based on population growth, median household income and unemployment rate.

“The University of Mary Washington focuses on developing the region’s economy with a Small Business Development Center to help local businesses grow and prosper and an UMW Entrepreneurs Club to encourage students to start and grow businesses,” said NerdScholar author Annie Wang.

Fredericksburg had a 15.1 percent population change from 2009 to 2011, the median household income in 2011 was $44,498 and the 2013 unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, according to the study. Mary Washington Healthcare, the University of Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg City Government were named as the top employers for the area.

Check out the full list: Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.