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Old 01-13-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I love how people are quick to congratulate other cities, but than come back downplaying Houston and saying the list is bogus. Nothing biased or hypocritical about that at all.....
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I love how people are quick to congratulate other cities, but than come back downplaying Houston and saying the list is bogus. Nothing biased or hypocritical about that at all.....
Did you read the criteria they used?!

This is using the increase of job listings on a specific web site! It's beyond bunk haha
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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I love how people are quick to congratulate other cities, but than come back downplaying Houston and saying the list is bogus.

and dissecting the information and running it under a microscope picking everything apart.

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Nothing biased or hypocritical about that at all.....
of course not...... it never is. It's always about "setting the record straight"....
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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and dissecting the information and running it under a microscope picking everything apart.



of course not...... it never is. It's always about "setting the record straight"....
You can't possibly think that the article is a reasonably well-researched piece of info. All it takes is a cursory glance to see that the study is very poorly done. It uses completely arbitrary information to arrive at their conclusions. It is good for Houston that the companies in Houston have used this placement agency 147% more than last year, but that is all that the study really says.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I can't believe you are defending this article...
where did I defend it?

I am just asking what the increase represents.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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and dissecting the information and running it under a microscope picking everything apart.



of course not...... it never is. It's always about "setting the record straight"....
they can pick apart all they want. Fact of the matter is we are getting jobs, and a lot of middle class jobs too.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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After being utterly crushed and destroyed by Houston
the Silicon valley has declared a state of calamity, people are heading for the hills!


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Old 01-13-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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Hmmm....not so fast with questioning the methodology of the original article. Check out this article from "2009" by Money Magazine.

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10 Best Places for Tech Jobs - US News and World Report

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Compared with the rest of the country, Houston—like Texas overall—is doing pretty well...........Today, Houston ranks high for total tech job postings and has above-average ratios for tech job postings to employment in multiple occupations.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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Hmmm....not so fast with questioning the methodology of the original article. Check out this article from "2009" by Money Magazine.


Better article and source but still to the point having jobs in IT in a any general corporation is not anywhere near the same as pioneering technology development and the point on the rankings and where those jobs exist. Houston has weathered the recession well. Other interesting piece is that oil companies are cited as the reason, surprise but another point on the biggest driver in the economy, it is oil not tech (even though that and all industry have some tech jobs) the article didnt seem to source these green jobs as the driver in tech though, another surprise

And I dont think anyone argued that Houston is not adding jobs nor doing well; just the particular metric originally sourced was pretty much meaningless

This one is more credible.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Listen, I was paraphrasing the article.....so yeah the topic did closely match the article headline. But anyways, bash away. That's still not going to change the reality of strong progress in the Houston Tech industry. Not Withstanding any questionable methodology the "CALIFORNIA BASED COMPANY" did in compiling it's data, the facts are Houston has an emerging and strong Tech sector in the Green Energy field. That's not going to change anytime soon. If anything it will get stronger. I swear, people on here get their panties in a bunch over nothing.
Why do Houston lovers speak of panties so frequently?
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