Picture this: You’ve landed a big interview for the job of your dreams. You’re well-prepared and feeling pretty confident. Only, the job and the interview are hundreds of miles away. This scenario is happening more frequently according to the Forbes’ list The Cities Workers Are Flocking To. You book an early flight with a late same-day return. You’ll be in town all day in case the interview suddenly gets changed. But what do you do while you’re waiting for your interview? That’s where a day stay hotel booking from HotelsByDay is a lifesaver. Instead of burning yourself out, you can relax and get ready to shine at one our many partner hotels.

Here are four cities on the Forbes list that are seeing tremendous growth.  They’re also where a day stay hotel could be the difference between acing the interview and showing up tired and jet-lagged.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Job hunters have a southern paradise in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte’s job growth rate is 3.5%. And the number of jobs is expected to increase by nearly 50% over the next ten years.

Charlotte is the country’s second-largest banking center after New York. Wells Fargo and Bank of America are some the area’s largest employers. Charlotte is becoming the destination of choice for many businesses. Electrolux and Husqvarna have both moved their headquarters to this city. And there are already plenty of Fortune 500 companies that call Charlotte home: Lowe’s, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Goodrich and Time Warner Cable.

Charlotte is one of the biggest cities between D.C. and Atlanta.  So it’s got plenty of activities to do. Many concerts, festivals, comedy shows and other traveling events usually make stops there. The River Jam concert series runs all summer long on more than 1,300 acres. Charlotte Motor Speedway features regular NASCAR races. Football fans have the Carolina Panthers, and basketball fans have the Charlotte Hornets.

Ask locals and they’ll tell you living in Charlotte is like living in a park. Just a few hours from the beach and the mountains, Charlotte is the perfect city for outdoorsy types.


Charlotte is also close to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the only artificial whitewater center on the East Coast. It features whitewater rafting, ropes courses, rock climbing, zip lines, and bike trails. Located just 20 minutes away from the center of the city, it’s the perfect escape from the summer heat.

Natural beauty and a growing economy make Charlotte an ideal destination for job hunters from across the country. And a HotelsByDay hotel partner is the perfect place to relax and prepare for a big job interview.

Austin, Texas

Recently, Austin has seen more than 3% job growth and has an expected 43.13% increase in jobs over the next 10 years.

Although it’s located deep in Big Oil territory, Austin is called “Silicon Hills.” It boasts a large number of tech companies that have set up shop: Apple, Google, PayPal, eBay, Dell, Intel, IBM, Oracle, Samsung, AMD, Bioware and Blizzard Entertainment. Although lots of Fortune 500 companies and other multinationals call Austin home, local companies still account for about 80% of all new hires.

Austin is the cultural center of Texas. Home to Austin City Limits Festival, the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, Formula One Weekend, the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo and the Trail of Lights. The city bills itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” with hundreds of venues featuring live performances of every musical genre.


If you’ve got a big interview coming up in Austin, book a daystay at one of HotelsByDay’s many partner hotels and be refreshed for that big interview.

Tampa, Florida

The Tampa Bay area leads Florida in job creation. It is also ranked 5th in the national for expected jobs growth in 2017. There’s a huge cottage industry to support Florida’s aging population. Healthcare is growing rapidly as hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices hire more employees.  The two largest healthcare employers in the Tampa area are BayCare and the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Together they employ more than 21,000 people. Local, privately-owned companies like Publix, the country’s largest employee-owned supermarket chain, is based here. RTG Furniture and Beall’s also make a big contribution to job growth in the Tampa Bay area.

Not only are jobs plentiful, the quality of life is superb. The Tampa Bay features more than 20 miles of sandy beach. The weather is also perfect with an average temperature of 82 degrees. It’s not hard to see why retirees and workers in their prime alike are flocking to this western Florida city.


There’s also plenty of local sports. Football fans have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium. Baseball fans have the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. And hockey fans have the Tampa Bay Lightning (the Bolts).

Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Florida Aquarium, the Busch Gardens are some of the city’s many attractions. Fishing off the coast is world-class. Plus there are many opportunities for dolphin and whale watching.

Homes are affordable with a median price of $275,000, according to Zillow. And the state income tax is capped at zero percent, another draw for young workers and older retirees.

Trying to land a job in the Tampa Bay? Let HotelsByDay help you get ready to reel in your dream job with a day use hotel.

Las Vegas, Nevada

The City of Sin needs no introduction, but you may not know that it’s also a jobs capital as well as a posterchild for vice. The main industry is obviously tourism, with resorts, hotels and casinos making up the largest employers. But the construction industry is also booming to make housing for Las Vegas’ constantly booming population. After tourism and construction comes healthcare to attend to the city’s population of aging retirees.


Las Vegas isn’t just the perfect city to land a job, it’s also the great place to start your own business. Nevada’s taxes are extremely low and there are plenty of state and local incentive programs for entrepreneurs who want to start new businesses.

You don’t have to go a casino and gamble to have a good time in Las Vegas. Although many casinos and resorts offer free musical events, displays, and shows to lure people into their doors. Leaving Las Vegas can be just as fun.  Red Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, the Grand Canyon, ghost towns, and hundreds of miles of walking, biking, horse and quad trails are just outside the city.

Whether you’re searching for a job or looking to start your own business, there are plenty of HotelsByDay partners nearby. A day stay hotel can mean the difference between looking fresh and ready or tired and unprepared!

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Scott Dylan graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in History, a Minor in Economics, and a firm belief that financial knowledge is a human right. When Scott's not writing about financial matters, he's traveling to new places, cooking strange foods and getting to know good people.