Top 20 metro areas for shared services graduates

by Josh Bays, on May 19, 2015 1:56:00 PM

Several companies in recent months have announced large consolidations in order to bring all of their business units under one roof. As a result, corporations are seeking talent from a variety of disciplines, especially accounting, finance, human resources and marketing. 

“Companies are looking for locations that offer a diverse group of graduates to fill their pipeline of talent. education_smColleges may need to consider adding new programs or new campuses within larger metro areas to fill the gaps in their current offerings,” said Josh Bays, Principal at Site Selection Group.

Site Selection Group profiled the top 20 markets that have the largest clusters of shared service completions in the country. These completions are a combination of finance, accounting, human resources and marketing. 

20 Metro Areas for Shared Service Graduates

Metro Area2014 Graduates
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 14,063
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,506
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,335
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,892
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,287
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 3,909
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,738
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,319
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,241
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,566
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,409
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,292
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,224
Columbus, OH 2,126
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 2,062
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,993
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,957
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,949







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