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Knoxville picked as one of best retirement cities

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Knoxville is one of the best places to retire, according to a new list of the top retirement locales in the country.
Knoxville is ranked No. 7 on the list compiled by the website Livability.com.
The list includes a broad range of cities with Cincinnati ranked No. 1. Rounding out the top five are St. Louis, Baton Rouge, La.; Provo, Utah; and Pittsburgh.
The rankings were based on criteria identified by the website’s survey livability survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs.
“We found that health care, housing and cost of living were most important to seniors, followed by transportation, parks, crime and cultural amenities,” accordiong to the website.
Compiling “Best of” lists has become a cottage industry and it seems a new one is published every week. For the most part they are an eye-of-the beholder thing, so if you find some of the cities on this list questionable, you are not alone. Here’s an excerpt from the website’s description of Knoxville. Here’s an excerpt from the website’s description of Knoxville.

“Each season brings new sports to watch, activities to try and natural blessings. Knoxville’s rolling hills, historic architecture and college town vibe create an innovative atmosphere. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the Tennessee River and surrounded by seven lakes, the city pops with color during the fall. Outdoor recreation options in Knoxville keep residents on the go. The city scored high in parks, and its residents frequently engage in cultural activities,
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New grad job market improving, but still intense

Job OpeningsCompetition will be intense when new college grads hit the job market this spring, but their chances of landing a job are improving, says a report from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Some 1.7 million graduates are about to start the grand post-college job hunt. As is usually the case, new grads who are flexible about relocating and those in hot job fields will fare best.

Fields with the best job prospects include: accounting and finance, engineering, computer science, sales and marketing, education, and health care and social services among, according to Challenger’s annual look at the new grad job market.

 

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