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Stony Brook: Top Job Hub on Long Island

Report also states that living in the area is much more affordable to other hubs on Long Island.

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A recent Long Island Association report based off 2010 census data notes that Stony Brook University was Long Island's top employer, with over 15,000 employees between the hospital and school.

According to the Newsday report, between the SBU system, a job incubator that has lit a fire under 70-plus start-ups, and nearby proximity to two more hospitals in Port Jefferson, the report pushes Stony Brook ahead of Mineola, Hauppauge, and other locations across the island when it comes to finding a place to find a well-paying job.

According to the report, "Stony Brook is a standout in all three of Long Island's fastest-growing job categories: health care, education and technology."

Comparing Stony Brook to other job hubs across Long Island, the report also points out that living in the area also happens to be the most affordable among the other options: a median house value of under $340,000, compared to up to $100,000 more in an area such as Hicksville, or nearly $90,000 more in Mineola.

Would you place Stony Brook in the number one spot on Long Island to find a job? For those who work in Stony Brook, do you live in the area as well? Why or why not?

Click here to read the article on Newsday (subscription required).
mary ann August 10, 2013 at 09:21 AM
I think MELVILLE has so many companies that it is the No. 1 choice location for finding a job. I live in 3 Village school district and love the conveniences and the ambiance of my neighborhood. Stony Brook has some nice areas...especially North near the water; otherwise, it's too busy and getting crowded. Many of the jobs at the university and the hospital are STATE jobs and hard to come by. I would not want to live in Melville, but now with Canon's new headquarters open...it's a good place to find a job.

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