Working in the United States to have a quality of life, security, and to be paid in dollars is the dream of many Brazilians. According to Itamaraty, more than 1.4 million Brazilians are living in the USA. There is one specific city that stands out as one of the best options to live in the USA. Austin, the capital of Texas, offers an enviable life and attracts more and more immigrants.

The capital of Texas has about 880,000 inhabitants and combines, besides good job opportunities and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States, quality of life, very low levels of pollution, affordable cost of living, above-average income, and excellent educational institutions. The city has no less than 8 universities. Among them is the University of Texas, which is one of the top 20 in the country.

According to Forbes magazine, Austin is home to the best job opportunities in the USA. The city has become a technology center generating many jobs since several high-tech companies decided to “escape” the high costs in Silicon Valley and migrated to Austin. Nicknamed “Silicon Hills” in the 1990s, Austin is among the top venture capital investment areas in the country.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Austin ranks first in the nation’s job market. Due to Big Tech companies’ high activity, Austin was ranked in 2020 as the top job market in the U.S. for the second year in a row.

The ranking was based on unemployment rates, new jobs, wage growth, and other factors. Austin’s core revenue is partly driven by the rapid expansion of offices from some of the world’s largest technology companies. Apple, for example, is building a billion-dollar campus in northwest Austin. Meanwhile, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Dell, and Apple have all recently opened new offices in the city. In addition to skilled labor in computer science, the technology industry requires many different types of professionals such as software engineers, financial managers, accountants, and marketing professionals.

But the city wasn’t just chosen by the tech industry. There are also companies from the food and biopharmaceutical segment, for example. There is also an intense growth of startups, both local and coming from other metropolitan areas.

The unemployment rate in and around Austin is lower than the national average. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranked the Austin metro area as the best performing area among the top 50 metro areas for jobs. In August 2020, Austin had a 2.7% decline in jobs, which was the smallest percentage change recorded compared to other cities.

If your dream is to live and work legally in the USA, count on AG Immigration. AG’s legal department offers a free evaluation of your professional profile and your immigration possibilities.

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