|Perusing the job classifieds in the Newton Citizen will quickly show that finding a professional job in Newton County is not easy - if not darn near impossible. It almost seems as though you have to go straight to the source to find viable job opportunities.|
The chart below shows the largest employers in Newton County. I assume Baxter will be added when they officially open. The fact that the job board on the selectnewton.com site has nothing posted is a troubling sign. But, according to this column, you have to create your own job opportunities these days. It appears that this advice especially applies to places like Newton County. I've been working on suggestions 1 and 2 for a number of years now so I have a pretty good idea of the job I would like to have and the kind of company I would like to work for.
The list below comes in handy for suggestion number 3 - Reach out to potential employers. Based on my previous job experience, there are very few companies on that list that I can feasibly target. My general business and analysis experience could be useful to all these companies but most companies want industry experience as well. Since I have energy industry experience, Metadigm is really the only company on the list that I think I should bother sending a query letter.
The more I research, the more it seems the chances of actually working in Newton County get smaller and smaller.
Large Employers in Newton County
|CR Bard Inc.||1967||3499/3841/5047/5999||565|
|General Mills, Inc.||1989||2043||363|
|Clairon Metals Group||1989||3469/3544||270|
|Specialty Yarn & Converting||1917||2281/2399/5099||250|
|SPG (Storage Products Group)||1986||2542/3496/3841/5046||175|