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Old 07-20-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Default Is it safe to move to Houston without a job?

Hi I would like some words of wisdom, I keep debating with my husband that just because Texas might be doing better than other states, you still should not move there cold turkey. What do you guys think? Thank you for all of your input. Is it easy to find a job in Texas? We are from Wisconsin and just can not take another cold winter.

 
Old 07-20-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It's not easy to find a job anywhere, now, I think. What type of work do you do?
And I wouldn't move unless you have a support system here to help you until you do find jobs.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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You have triple the amount of applicants these days for one job. And most of the applicants are way over qualified.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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Moving anywhere without a job can be dangerous. I would definitely get some places you'd like to work for and do some research before considering a move without a source of income, unless your coffers can get you by for an undetermined amount of time. Like asked above, what lines of work are you in?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:17 AM
 
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Default Are you employed?

If neither of you have jobs at the moment, then why not? However, if you are gainfully employed, don't risk it. Wait until you have something lined up in Houston. It's bad all over, but Texas/Houston is doing great compared to the rest of the states.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: houston
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The unemployment rate in houston is 8% and climbing. Personally I'd make sure I have enough savings to survive a while without work. At least 6 months worth of cushion. More than 6 months would be better though. If you have enough money to survive, I'd go for it. If not, I wouldn't do it.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 07:51 AM
 
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If neither of you have jobs at the moment, then why not? However, if you are gainfully employed, don't risk it. Wait until you have something lined up in Houston. It's bad all over, but Texas/Houston is doing great compared to the rest of the states.
I agree with this. Houston's doing ok, but there are plenty of people here also having trouble finding a job. Companies are still having lay offs and/or shutting down. If you have a job there, wait until you have something lined up here, or have enough money saved to go without working for several months. I wouldn't just assume that you can find something here.
 
Old 08-02-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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I also want to move to Houston. I'm from NJ. I figure I come with a yr. worth of rent and car money with some bank.I would be ok. I am a hairdresser. Licensed in NJ, NY, TX. DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE HARD TO FIND A SALON TO WORK AT?
 
Old 08-02-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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No, bad plan.
 
Old 08-02-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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NO!!! DO NOT MOVE TO HOUSTON WITHOUT A JOB!! I DID IT A YEAR AGO!!...I HAD ATLEAST 10 INTERVIEWS IN 1 YEAR and NO ONE HIRED ME..I FINALLY GOT A JOB 2 MONTHS AGO AFTER MOVING HERE A YEAR AGO!!! JUST BECAUSE THE REPORTS SAY HOUSTON HAS PLENTY JOBS..YOU STILL HAVE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR THE SAME JOB and alotta these people who have the authority to hire are 1) RACIST 2) HIRING PEOPLE THAT THEY KNOW 3) HIRING THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS...
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