Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood, a pulsating entertainment industry with a myriad of employment opportunities. This industry has a trickle-down effect into employment in other industries including tourism, professional services, trade, food and beverage and health services.
The busy port in Los Angeles also offers employment opportunities in the growing import and export industry that has been improving from 2011 to date, as well as in the trade industry. As of November 2014, the manufacturing industry has seen a consistent decline in employment, while the fastest growing industries include tourism, education and health.The tourism industry saw a 2.8% increase in number of visitors, from 42.2 million visitors in 2013 to 43.4 million visitors in 2014. The highest paying jobs can be found in the healthcare industry, with a range of career choices including obstetricians, general practitioners, psychiatrists, surgeons, physicians and paediatricians can earn annual salaries of up to $228,ooo.
The largest employers can be found in the education industry and include Los Angeles Unified School District, University of California Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Other leading employers include Starbucks, McDonalds and Safeway. Head hunters can choose from a pool of up to 398,900 qualified individuals, as Los Angeles is currently improving its unemployment rate that was 7.9% as of November 2014.
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