For those on the job hunt, it’s useful to target specific companies that fall in line with what you’re looking for.  When making the move to New York, you might want to target companies based in New York City to give yourself a head start.

While companies may have many branches, working out of their primary hub will typically give you an advantage moving up the career ladder.  Working next to the leaders of the company and the HR department will get your hard work noticed.  That’s sometimes not the case for employees constantly traveling oversees and out of the boss’s plain sight.

Companies based out of the city are also more likely to stay in the city.  If a company is downsizing, they may close their branches and leave their main office in tact, but not vice versa.

So if you’re looking to start your job hunt, check out this detailed list with companies based in New York City (wikipedia.org)