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Old 07-14-2012, 05:07 PM
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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Originally Posted by portlanderinOC View Post
Houston? Are you kidding me? When I lived there as a child, my dad ended up going to California for a better job because he couldn't find anything decent in Texas (computer programmer btw). Mum and I stayed in Texas until we could afford a house in California though. This was only 5-10 years ago mind you, I'd be surprised if things have really changed THAT much.
Well, they have.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:51 PM
Location: Near L.A.
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I somehow knew Houston would be #1. Not surprised.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:24 PM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Originally Posted by Min-Chi-Cbus View Post
Yep, although the "secret is out", so to speak, and I think either COL will increase or salaries will decrease (overabundance of supply -- people with resumes), or both, as market forces continue to change.
Has already been happening in Austin.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:51 PM
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Houston added 88,000 jobs last year (more than just about any state)
The largest sector was Health with 21,000 jobs (not service or retail like some have been implying)
Resources (including mining, oil, gas and lumber) accounted for 9000 new jobs.

Houston's medical/ health sector has been growing phenomenally in the past decades and the Texas Medical Center has long been the largest private employer in the city
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