People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids

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April 15, 2022
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People from these metros are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids

The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the way we think about the nature of work, and in particular, where we live versus where we’re employed. Pre-pandemic, telecommuting or work-from-home situations existed, but they weren’t the norm. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans rarely or never telecommuted pre-pandemic. Months later, just over half of workers who could were telecommuting. Although vaccines were on the horizon—and with that, an imminent return to office life—many still preferred this new way of working.

Employees discovered that working from home certainly had an upside. No more long, stressful commute. They were more productive. Having more flexibility with time allowed them to better manage a household. For those who live in expensive real estate markets, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to make the leap to a more affordable city without sacrificing a big-city paycheck.

While many employers want to bring workers back to the office in some capacity, the work-from-home trend is likely here to stay. With it, smaller cities may continue to boom, as people leave larger cities for a different lifestyle. So, where in your state are people coming to settle and enjoy this new work-from-anywhere style of living? To find out, Stacker compiled a list of metros where the most people are finding new jobs in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Jobs-to-Jobs Flows. Metros are ranked by the number of people that started a new job in Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI in the first quarter of 2021.

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#20. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from New York in Q1 2021: 41
--- #91 (tie) most common destination from New York
- Started a new job in New York from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 47
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 6 to New York
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#19. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Cincinnati in Q1 2021: 42
--- #53 most common destination from Cincinnati
- Started a new job in Cincinnati from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 35
--- 0.2% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 7 to Grand Rapids
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#18. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Dallas in Q1 2021: 45
--- #98 (tie) most common destination from Dallas
- Started a new job in Dallas from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 17 to Dallas
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#17. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Indianapolis in Q1 2021: 50
--- #39 most common destination from Indianapolis
- Started a new job in Indianapolis from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 52
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Indianapolis
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#16. Bay City, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Bay City in Q1 2021: 64
--- #7 most common destination from Bay City
- Started a new job in Bay City from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 61
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 3 to Grand Rapids

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#15. Monroe, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Monroe in Q1 2021: 74
--- #6 most common destination from Monroe
- Started a new job in Monroe from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 62
--- 0.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 12 to Grand Rapids
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#14. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from South Bend in Q1 2021: 82
--- #13 most common destination from South Bend
- Started a new job in South Bend from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 52
--- 0.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 30 to Grand Rapids
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#13. Midland, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Midland in Q1 2021: 86
--- #5 most common destination from Midland
- Started a new job in Midland from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 84
--- 0.6% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2 to Grand Rapids
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#12. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Chicago in Q1 2021: 192
--- #50 most common destination from Chicago
- Started a new job in Chicago from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 137
--- 0.9% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 55 to Grand Rapids
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#11. Jackson, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Jackson in Q1 2021: 211
--- #5 most common destination from Jackson
- Started a new job in Jackson from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 196
--- 1.3% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 15 to Grand Rapids

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#10. Battle Creek, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Battle Creek in Q1 2021: 236
--- #4 most common destination from Battle Creek
- Started a new job in Battle Creek from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 265
--- 1.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 29 to Battle Creek
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#9. Flint, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Flint in Q1 2021: 299
--- #6 most common destination from Flint
- Started a new job in Flint from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 221
--- 1.5% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 78 to Grand Rapids
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#8. Saginaw, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Saginaw in Q1 2021: 315
--- #6 most common destination from Saginaw
- Started a new job in Saginaw from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 158
--- 1.0% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 157 to Grand Rapids
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#7. Ann Arbor, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Ann Arbor in Q1 2021: 347
--- #3 most common destination from Ann Arbor
- Started a new job in Ann Arbor from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 369
--- 2.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Ann Arbor
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#6. Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Kalamazoo in Q1 2021: 796
--- #3 most common destination from Kalamazoo
- Started a new job in Kalamazoo from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 734
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 62 to Grand Rapids

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#5. Muskegon, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Muskegon in Q1 2021: 838
--- #1 most common destination from Muskegon
- Started a new job in Muskegon from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 816
--- 5.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Grand Rapids
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#4. Lansing-East Lansing, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Lansing in Q1 2021: 857
--- #3 most common destination from Lansing
- Started a new job in Lansing from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 724
--- 4.8% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 133 to Grand Rapids
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#3. Non-metropolitan area(s), MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Non in Q1 2021: 2,357
--- #3 most common destination from Non
- Started a new job in Non from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 2,379
--- 15.7% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 22 to Non
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#2. Niles, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Niles in Q1 2021: 2,906
--- #3 most common destination from Niles
- Started a new job in Niles from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 212
--- 1.4% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 2,694 to Grand Rapids
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#1. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

- Started a new job in Grand Rapids from Detroit in Q1 2021: 4,043
--- #2 most common destination from Detroit
- Started a new job in Detroit from Grand Rapids in Q1 2021: 3,815
--- 25.1% of total new out-of-metro jobs
- Net job flow: 228 to Grand Rapids

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