How to Hire in Sacramento: Sacramento, CA Hiring Trends for 2022

Businesses hiring in Sacramento can tap into the region’s large, well-educated workforce with the right recruitment strategies. Sacramento city is home to just over half a million residents, while there are 1.5 million in Sacramento County. One in three adults in the area holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher credential.

When it comes to attracting top-tier talent, it’s important to stay on top of local job market trends. Before posting your next Sacramento help wanted ad, look through our guide to hiring in Sacramento. You’ll learn what job seekers are searching for, where they live and how you can recruit the area’s best talent.

Related: Our step-by-step guide to write a help wanted ad in any location

Below are Indeed’s insights* to help you create your next help wanted ad in Sacramento:

*Indeed data (US) — April 2021
As of April 2021, jobs in Sacramento are moderately competitive compared to other job markets.

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Competing for talent in Sacramento


Job seekers that clicked Sacramento job postings


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Average number of job seekers per job posting

Who else is hiring in Sacramento?

Below are the most popular employers in the Sacramento metro based on job clicks in April 2021 on

Here are the top employers by clicks:

  1. Sutter Health 1.72%
  2. UC Davis Health 1.68%
  3. Dignity Health 1.39%
  4. UC Davis 0.97%
  5. Kaiser Permanente 0.78%
  6. United States Postal Service 0.62%
  7. Amazon DSP 0.50%
  8. Fortuna BMC 0.47%
  9. City of Sacramento 0.47%
  10. Aerotek 0.47%

Sacramento is known for its thriving health care sector, considering four of the top five employers in the city are in the health care industry. The city is also home to the Sacramento Mail Processing and Distribution Center, which serves as USPS’s regional hub and frequently recruits temporary workers during the busy holiday season. Amazon DSP also ranks as one of the top 10 employers in the area, thanks in part to the sharp increase in online shopping over the past year.

Job seeker search activity in Sacramento?

There are 446K resumes from job seekers available in Sacramento on Indeed that you can source talent for your open positions from. Learn more about what to look for in a resume.

There are 603K job seekers who have clicked on jobs leading to 12 job seekers per job on average.

Here are the top search terms job seekers click on:

  1. Hiring Immediately 1.04%
  2. Warehouse 0.87%
  3. Administrative Assistant 0.61%
  4. Remote Work From Home 0.57%
  5. Receptionist 0.56%
  6. Medical Assistant 0.56%
  7. Customer Service 0.54%
  8. Cannabis 0.47%
  9. RN 0.45%
  10. Data Entry 0.42%

In April 2021, the top search term clicked on by Sacramento job seekers was Hiring Immediately, followed by Warehouse and Administrative Assistant. Remote Work From Home received a fairly high percentage, which could be linked to workers wanting to reduce their contact with others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care jobs were also in demand, with Medical Assistant and RN ranking 6th and 9th on the city’s top 10 most searched job terms.

Sacramento salaries

According to Indeed Salaries, the average salary in Sacramento, CA, ranges from approximately $31,758 for a Warehouse Worker to $109,175 per year for a Travel Nurse. According to Payscale, Sacramento’s cost of living is 17% higher than the U.S. average.

Before posting your job, visit Indeed Salaries to check how you compare to reported salaries from other employers and job seekers.

Where are the candidates for Sacramento jobs?

Over half of the candidates searching for Sacramento jobs live outside the city limits, so when you’re hiring in Sacramento, it makes sense to post your job ad in nearby areas.

Below are the top 10 listed locations for resumes in the Sacramento area:

  1. Sacramento, CA 48.65%
  2. Elk Grove, CA 7.12%
  3. Roseville, CA 6.35%
  4. Citrus Heights, CA 4.34%
  5. Davis, CA 3.23%
  6. Rancho Cordova, CA 3.17%
  7. Rocklin, CA 2.87%
  8. Folsom, CA 2.74%
  9. Woodland, CA 2.65%
  10. Carmichael, CA 2.43%

Indeed requires location information for job postings and is one of the first pieces of information that is needed to list a job.

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Recruit from Sacramento universities, colleges and trade schools

Expand your recruitment efforts to local postsecondary institutions by including the names of specific trade schools, colleges and universities in your Sacramento help wanted ads. You can also reach new grads by participating in college job fairs and contacting the career placement office at various Sacramento educational institutions.

Sacramento colleges and universities

Sacramento’s colleges and universities offer a wide range of academic and career programs that produce thousands of skilled job seekers each year. Sacramento State is known for its high-quality engineering and computer science programs, while Sacramento City College has several health care programs, including nursing, dental assisting and hygiene and occupational and physical therapy assistant certification.

Northern California Construction Training specializes in preparing men and women for work in the construction trades, while MTI College has career programs in health care, barbering and cosmetology, business and information technology.

  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Sacramento City College
  • American River College
  • Cosumnes River College

Sacramento trade schools

  • MTI College
  • Northern California Construction Training
  • Asher College
  • UEI College — Sacramento Campus

Hiring and other resources for Sacramento businesses

City of Sacramento: The City of Sacramento’s website contains up-to-date information on the city sales and business operation tax, business permits and local incentive programs for business owners. Visit the City of Sacramento.

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1895, the Chamber has 1,400 member businesses that employ 200,000 in Sacramento and the Capital Region. The organization promotes professional networking, business-friendly government policies and economic growth. Visit the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce: Works to promote the establishment and growth of African-American-owned businesses through educational workshops, business referrals, entrepreneur education and training programs and online marketing. It also maintains an online job board. Visit the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce.

Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce: A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a prosperous, fully inclusive business community throughout the Greater Sacramento region with a strong focus on LGBT business development and advocacy. Visit the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce.

The Women of Sacramento: Membership-based networking organization focused on building skills, connections and awareness among female small business owners. Visit the Women of Sacramento.

Find Sacramento talent: best practices for creating a help wanted ad

A number of factors contribute to Sacramento’s moderately competitive job market, including steady population growth. Taking the time to understand the market will help you reach and attract a qualified talent pool.

Ready to create and distribute a help wanted ad in Sacramento? Check out our guide on how to write a help wanted ad or get started by posting your job on Indeed.

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