New Bedford Jobs

  • Retail Store Manager

    CVS Caremark - New Bedford, MA

    Successful candidates can move from the CVS/pharmacy Retail Management Development Program as a Store Management Trainee to an Assistant Store Manager to a Store Manager in 1-3...

    from CVS Caremark - 1 day ago
  • Senior Scientist, Chemical Biology and Platform Chemistry Job

    Celgene - New Bedford, MA

    Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop...

    from Celgene Corporation - 1 day ago
  • Now Hiring CDL A Drivers with no experience

    Western Express - New Bedford, MA

    New Truck Drivers! Get your truck driving career started today. Western Express has immediate job openings for new CDL A holders that have never driven. Have you held a CDL A for...

    from Western Express - 1 day ago
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New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, located about 51 miles south of Boston, 28 miles southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and about 12 miles east of Fall River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 93,768 . New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" due to the fact that it was one of the most important ports for the whaling industry. The city is considered one of the two major cities along the area of Massachusetts known as the South Coast . The mayor of New Bedford is Scott W. Lang.

New Bedford Economy

Historic The economy of the Pilgrim settlement in the New Bedford area was initially based around a few farming and fishing villages. The early Bedford Village quickly became a commercial zone and from there became a major whaling and foreign trade port. In the early 1700s, the Russell family purchased this area and developed it into a larger village . By the 18th century, entrepreneurs in the area, such as whaling merchants from Nantucket, were attracted to the village and helped make it into one of the top whaling cities in the country. The most significant of these merchants was Joseph Rotch, who bought 10 acres of land in 1765 from Joseph Russell III on which he and his sons ran the family business. Rotch moved his business to New Bedford since it would be better for refining whale oil and manufacturing candles made from whales. As these parts of the whaling industry had been monopolized by a merchant cartel in Boston, Newport, Rhode Island, and Providence, Rhode Island, Rotch...more

New Bedford Careers

Among the most common occupations in New Bedford are Service occupations, 22%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 19%. Approximately 73 percent of workers in New Bedford, Massachusetts work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

New Bedford Industries

The leading industries in New Bedford, Massachusetts are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 23%; Manufacturing, 13%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's New Bedford job listings indicate that the following industries in New Bedford are hiring the most workers:

New Bedford Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in New Bedford, Massachusetts is $34,121, and the median income of households in New Bedford was $31,845.

Average Salaries in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, MA


According to our New Bedford Trends data, the number of New Bedford, Massachusetts jobs has increased by 58% since September 2013.
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New Bedford Employment Statistics

Population of New Bedford
Total population 84,898
Male 47.72%
Female 52.28%
Median age 37.1
New Bedford Housing
Owner-occupied homes 45.6%
Median cost of a home $240,000
Median mortgage payment $957
Renter-occupied homes 54.4%
Vacant housing 9.8%
Median monthly rent $635
Average Income
Median for all workers $24,091
Median for all male full-time $39,812
Median for all female full-time $28,430
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 17%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 16%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17%
High school graduate 32%
Some college, no degree 13%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 9%
Graduate degree 5%
Marital Status
Never married 35%
Currently married 40%
Separated 4%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 12%
White 80%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 1%
Other 11%
New Bedford Commute
Carpool 14.1%
Public transportation 2.6%
Average travel time 21 minutes