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Posted September 10, 2009 by

Houston Jobs Among the Best

If you’re unemployed and looking for work, you may want to consider finding a Houston job.
Forbes recently named Houston second on its list of Best U.S. Cities to Earn a Living. The city is home to 16 Forbes’ 400 Best Big Companies and 22 Forbes’ 200 Best Small Companies.
On top of that, the medium income in Houston is about $26,561. The ACCRA Cost of Living index is rated at 90, with 100 being the median. Perhaps best of all, Houston has a 1.73 percent forecasted annual job growth for the next five years.
During July, the Houston- Sugar Land-Baytown area saw its unemployment rate increase from 8 percent to 8.4 percent, which was lower than the national unemployment rate at the time of 9.4 percent. Prior to June, the area’s unemployment rate had stayed relatively low around 6 percent.
The area had a total non-farm employment of 2,523,100 workers during July, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 2,542,400 workers during June and a 3.1 percent decrease from last year.
Houston was second only to Dallas. Denver, Colo., was ranked as the 10th best city to earn a living, followed by Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta, Ga.; Seattle, Wash.; St. Louis, Mo.; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Texas; Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston and Dallas.
The list was compiled based on rankings for cost of living, strength of industry and economists’ predictions for the future state of employment in the 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas throughout the country.
Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Council for Community and Economic Research, Moody’s Economy.com, Forbes’ 400 Best Big Companies and Forbes’ 200 Best Small Companies were all considered when compiling the list.

Posted August 25, 2006 by

Hot to Find Houston Entry-Level Jobs

So you are in Texas (Houston to be exact) and you don’t know where to turn, where to look, where to work!! You are hot, sweaty, and ready to hit the pavement, but you don’t want to waste your time. Great. You don’t have to. Make sure you do your research first and that entry-level job will be yours after the required legwork.
I love job sites that are specifically tailored to cities; it’s so much more useful sometimes then trying to filter out irrelevant information. Especially if you know that Houston is where you want to be, browse through the Houston employment guide as well as jobing.com. Both of these sites allow you to search throughout the Houston area for entry-level jobs in a multitude of fields. If I were going to be in Houston this is where I would look first.
Then there is jobs.net and jobs.com, where you can specify a Houston focus and they’re not bad either. Remember that not all jobs listed are entry-level opportunities but see what you can find, it can’t hurt to search, then there is always the tried and true sites: collegerecruiter, careerbuilder, craigslist, hotjobs and monster. Look into it and soon you will work the entry-level job you always wanted in your beloved Houston. (Pep talks are great).
Houston Tailored Sites:
http://houston.jobing.com/search_power.asp
http://houston.employmentguide.com/
Other Resources:
http://www.jobs.net/Texas-Houston.htm
http://houston.jobs.com/
http://nyjobsource.com/entry/houston.html