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Los Angeles offers a wide range of jobs in many different industries. The City of Angels is home to the Hollywood area. Hollywood is the hotbed of the United States entertainment, film, music, television, and fashion industry. These industries open up many job opportunities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles also has many medical, healthcare, and rehabilitation centers, offering a variety of jobs for nurses, doctors, counselors, and health professionals.

This large and bustling city is home to the largest manufacturing center in the United States, offering a variety of jobs in the manufacturing industry.

A leader in technology, Los Angeles is considered an early birthplace for the Internet. Many opportunities are available for those that have specialized in technology.

In addition, six Fortune 500 companies are deeply rooted in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman, and aerospace contractor is one of these companies. As petroleum is a major industry in Los Angeles, Occidental Petroleum is based in the city. The large healthcare provider, Healthnet, is anchored in the City of Angeles. KB Homes, a major homebuilding company is another of these six Fortune 500 Companies. The metal distributor Reliance Steel & Aluminum and real estate group CB Richard Ellis finish out the remainder of the Fortune 500 companies that occupy Los Angeles.

20th Century Fox; Latham and Watkins; Univision; Metro Interactive, LLC; Premier America; Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher; Guess?; The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; Korean Air; 21st Century Insurance Company; O'Melveny and Myers; Paul, Hastings, Janofskosy, and Walker; Tokyopop; The Jim Henson Company; Paramount Pictures; Robinsons- May; Sunkist Growers, Incorporated; Fox Sports Net; and Capitol Group are all based in Los Angeles.

Because Los Angeles is such a large city, and the hub of so many different industries, it offers a plentiful job market. It is also one of the most culturally diverse cities, making it easy for expats to find jobs and become part of the city.

As with re-locating anywhere, it is always important to begin looking for employment before you arrive. You may not receive a job offer until you have established residency in Los Angeles, but you can make contacts with hiring personnel and recruitment agencies that will benefit you when you arrive. Also, research the many companies in Los Angeles, and meet with natives and expats to find out about prospective job openings in the companies they work for.

Also, check with local employment agencies to see what jobs are available. Working at a company as a "temp" can help you establish a relationship with the employer, which can lead to a permanent position. Two of the largest employment agencies in Los Angeles are Manpower (www.manpower.com) and Act 1 Staffing (www.act-1.com

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.


Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.