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Old 01-11-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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I would stay optimistic about Houston, this city has always fared well amongst the poor economic situation.
I assume you didn't live here from the mid 80s to mid 90s?
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I assume you didn't live here from the mid 80s to mid 90s?
Houston only lost population for two years, then gained it all back (and more) in just one (this all took place in the late 80s): Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA) Population and Components of Change
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So will all jobs be affected ? Will it just be business ? Oil-related ?

Will lower end labor jobs like Kroger, Whataburger, McDonalds, ect, ect have layoffs ? not be affected ?

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Old 01-12-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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I too am packing as we speak to make a move from South Dakota to Houston. My fiance and I are are planning to move by mid Feb. I have done a LOT of research and looks like there are jobs out there, We are both hard workers so we feel like we are not going to have much trouble finding work We hope. We are debating Austin or Houston we should know today whether he may already have an "IN" on a job in Houston.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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So will all jobs be affected ? Will it just be business ? Oil-related ?

Will lower end labor jobs like Kroger, Whataburger, McDonalds, ect, ect have layoffs ? not be affected ?


Layoffs are already on-going. The A-bomb has already gone off. Everyone is just waiting for the fallout. Just give it another 4-8 weeks. This may be ugly. The good part is it won't be as ugly or long-lasting as most of the country.

I doubt Jack-In-The-Box jobs will be affected. Those types of jobs are always around.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I would stay optimistic about Houston, this city has always fared well amongst the poor economic situation. I guarantee you'll be able to find something here. The Chron is somewhat on point but dropping fuel prices wont hurt us that much. Whats happening at my company is that we are slowing up on drilling new wells (natural gas engineer) and maximizing production from the ones we have. We still have several hundred miles of land to drill and purchasing will continue mid next year. This is the case for many exploration and production companies. What type of pay are you aiming for? I may be able to help or atleast point you in the right direction.
gas is expected to be up to 4-5 dollars by February.
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh N. Hills / Houston-Clear Lake
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If it's over $2.40 in February I'll eat my hat.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It's already $1.63 where I live. It's gone up about twenty cents in the past week.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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We had gas here already over $4 but has gone down to $1.54 the last couple of months now just began to go up again here too. We have also gone up about 20 cents in a week
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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gas is going up because of the brief rally of oil back to $50 but it has already dropped under $40 again so gas prices will follow.
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