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Survey: NLV one of worst places to start career

Posted at 10:45 PM, May 09, 2016

North Las Vegas has been called one of the worst cities in the country to start a career, according to a new survey.

WalletHub compared 150 of the largest U.S. markets. North Las Vegas came in at 145. Scoring lower were Hialeah, Fla., Akron, Ohio, Moreno Valley, Calif., Fresno, Calif. and Detroit, Mich.

Meanwhile, the city of Las Vegas was a little higher on the list at No. 115 and Henderson at No. 117.

WalletHub looked at the number of entry-level jobs, median starting salary and housing affordability.

The city of North Las Vegas responded to the study with a statement:

"The out-of-date statistics Wallethub used for its study paint an incomplete, inaccurate picture of the City of North Las Vegas.  

The Wallethub study failed to account for all of the game-changing projects taking place in North Las Vegas, projects that will create thousands of permanent jobs in the City. For example, Dignity Heath is building a hospital in North Las Vegas that will create more than 100 permanent jobs; Faraday Future broke ground on a manufacturing plant that is expected to create 4,500 jobs and pump millions of dollars into the local economy; Hyperloop Technologies is developing and testing its high-speed transportation system at Apex Industrial Park; and Cracker Barrel will open this summer on Craig Road, just to name a few. There also are numerous small- and medium-sized companies, and multiple mom-and-pop businesses, relocating to the City.

They all know what Wallethub overlooked: The City of North Las Vegas is the city of choice for business growth, career opportunity and economic development."