Because of the population growth of ex-military in this state, the job market in New Mexico is one of the best in the country when it comes to recruiting qualified candidates with military backgrounds.
Companies that have government contracts are no longer forced into simply hiring a warm body that "will do". They have several ex-military candidates to choose from--people that can bring something to the table and make an impact beneficial to the company.
New Mexico has shown economic growth that other areas have not, and it is that growth that brings more people to this state. The activities, the climate, and the scenery are what more families are seeking today. They are bringing their experience, skills, and talents to New Mexico.
With three Air Force bases, three national laboratories, three research universities, Spaceport America, and the White Sands Missile Range, there are endless possibilities for qualified candidates in the area--especially those with experience and knowledge in advanced energy, aviation, and science and technology that can bring many skills to the table of any employer.