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Old 06-30-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Round Rock Texas
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I recently moved to this area from a small town in Colorado where jobs have all disappeared. I worked in the oilfield for over 30 years with jobs inbetween in the trucking and transportation area. Anytime I have been laid off due to reduction in the workplace, I have been able to go out and find a job. I am finding it so difficult here in this area, although there are many jobs out there. I am an honest person, lloking for a job. I work long hours and do physical labor. If anyone out there knows what else I can do to find a job please post a comment. Looking and praying!
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I wish I could point you towards something helpful, obviously there are no oil-field jobs in Austin, and while there is projected job growth, from what I can see it is not in the construction or transportation fields. Except for "HVAC Mechanics and Installers", "Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters", "PV Solar Installers" and "Weatherization Technicians". There may be more call for your skills in the oilfield areas of TX or the more industrial areas such as along the coast.

Projected job growth

Ecomomists do predict there will be a housing shortage in 2010 so construction will probably pick up then.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Have you tried looking for employment with the city or state govt? There will be infrastructure improvements over the coming years, and they may be hiring. I would google the City of Austin, Texas DPS and TxDOT for employment opportunities. It's no guarantee, but the govt. presence here can float demand for labor a little further than other cities.

Good luck.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I recently moved to this area from a small town in Colorado where jobs have all disappeared. I worked in the oilfield for over 30 years with jobs inbetween in the trucking and transportation area. Anytime I have been laid off due to reduction in the workplace, I have been able to go out and find a job. I am finding it so difficult here in this area, although there are many jobs out there. I am an honest person, lloking for a job. I work long hours and do physical labor. If anyone out there knows what else I can do to find a job please post a comment. Looking and praying!
Depends on how much you need....surely there are plenty of service stations and grocery stores(HEB) that are hiring($9.00/hour), and call centers($10-14/hour)......if you do physical labor, unless you have a specific skill, ala electrician, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, automotive related, you will be competing for day labor jobs with the illegals at best..........

Surely you can get a trucking job with a CDL license, or some other driving job......I thought they were always looking for experienced drivers?
Dallas and Houston has reams of trucking jobs.....try them if you find Austin's ops spare.......

Austin is, and always was, a service/white collar city.......I honestly would imagine you would be far better off in Houston or DFW if you are looking for physical jobs(blue-collar)
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