Springfield Jobs

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    ShopperLocal - Springfield, MA

    Always dreamed of the 6-figure lifestyle but seem stuck in a dead end job making peanuts? Do you feel like the right opportunity could be the difference between living the life...

    from ShopperLocal - 3 days ago
  • Truck Driver - Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Solo Over the Road

    Schneider - Springfield, MA

    Owner-Operator Truck Driver - Pick Your Freight-10000000B2 This Percent lease Owner-Operator truck driver position provides you total control of your business and your bottom...

    from Schneider - 2 days ago
  • Class A CDL Company Truck Driver - Regional Lanes

    Knight Transportation - Springfield, MA

    Company Truck Drivers (Regional Dry Van)What’s your why? Choose the Right Path,Your PathYou’re connected to other drivers by a common calling for the road. Beyond that, your hopes...

    from Knight Transportation - 1 day ago
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Springfield, Massachusetts

Springfield is a city in Massachusetts, United States. It is the county seat of Hampden County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 152,082. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and fourth largest in New England . According to a July 1, 2003 Census estimate, there were 152,157 people in the city. Springfield holds two nicknames The City of Homes and The City of Firsts. The city is one of the largest city called Springfield in the United States. It is also the largest city on the Connecticut River and the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. It has a notable history as the home to Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, and as the birthplace of basketball, invented by James Naismith at Springfield College. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons hockey team. It is also home to the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonné at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum. In an economic and...more

Springfield Economy

For nearly six decades, Springfield has been slumping economically, due largely to a decline in manufacturing. Many major companies that maintained factories in the city closed their facilities, moving to the suburbs or out of New England all together. In 1968, the Springfield Armory was closed by the Pentagon. Another large manufacturer, American Bosch, shuttered its doors in 1986. In 2005, this exodus continued, with the closure of the Danaher Tool forge, maker of Craftsman tools. Many Springfield residents moved to the suburbs to escape inner-city crime and urban decay. Because manufacturing had been a large part of Springfield's economy, it proved difficult to fill the void with a service-based economy, more so than in similar cities with more diversified economies. Local department stores, Forbes & Wallace and Steigers, shuttered in 1974 and 1994, respectively. Johnsons Bookstore closed a few years later, though this was due less to a decline in retail downtown than competition...more

Springfield Careers

Among the most common occupations in Springfield are Service occupations, 22%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 22%; and Sales and office occupations, 19%. Approximately 69 percent of workers in Springfield, Massachusetts work for companies, 14 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Springfield Industries

The leading industries in Springfield, Massachusetts are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 23%; Manufacturing, 12%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Springfield job listings indicate that the following industries in Springfield are hiring the most workers:

Springfield Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Springfield, Massachusetts is $34,548, and the median income of households in Springfield was $29,922.
 

Average Salaries in Springfield, MA

Springfield, MA

$35,000
 

According to our Springfield Trends data, the number of Springfield, Massachusetts jobs has increased by 5% since July 2013.
Springfield job trends

Springfield Employment Statistics

Population of Springfield
Total population 146,948
Male 48.44%
Female 51.56%
Median age 33.5
  
Springfield Housing
Owner-occupied homes 48.1%
Median cost of a home $140,700
Median mortgage payment $727
Renter-occupied homes 51.9%
Vacant housing 7.5%
Median monthly rent $603
  
Average Income
Median for all workers $23,435
Median for all male full-time $39,575
Median for all female full-time $29,522
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 17%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 12%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 15%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 11%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18%
High school graduate 31%
Some college, no degree 15%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 12%
Graduate degree 8%
  
Marital Status
Never married 43%
Currently married 35%
Separated 5%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 11%
  
Race
White 49%
Black or African American 23%
Asian 2%
Other 25%
  
Springfield Commute
Carpool 12.3%
Public transportation 4.0%
Average travel time 21 minutes