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Old 09-11-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

My wife and me are thinking about relocating to Texas. We prefer Austin, but we are not sure about it. Maybe San Antonio, Houston..

I have a bachelor degree in telecommunications (from another country - Spain). In usa I think is BD in electrical engineering and I have computing skills (programmer, help desk).
My wife has banking skills. She is working like a sales and service associate or banker.
Please we need some help about the city, what is better for these jobs. about the weather...Somebody told us is much better SA but we want more information.
We don't know if we can get a job in Texas since California. Any help.
Please thanks in advance.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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flipacas,

If I may make a quick suggestion...there are a lot of transplants on this board and if you look thru a bit of the older posts you will quite a few takes on the move from Cali to Texas.

There are numerous job sites: Monster, Career Builder, MySA.com, etc. that can give you some insight to the job market here in San Antonio. There is a huge amount of growth here now and the job market seems to be growing accordingly.

Good luck on your possible move where ever you decide.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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and don't forget you can do this.. http://www.city-data.com/city/San-Antonio-Texas.html
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't agree that the weather is better in San Antonio (or anywhere in Texas) than in Orange County.

Both of your job fields seem to be areas that always need employees, so I think you would find good opportunities in those areas in any major city in Texas.

Good luck.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:40 PM
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We moved to San Antonio from Orange County about a year and a half ago, and though it has taken a bit of getting used to the area, the longer we're here, the more we like it.

The people are WONDERFUL in San Antonio--friendly, courteous, helpful, fun.

The weather in Orange County and San Diego county can't be beat, and, of course, the LA/OC area has more of a metropolitan edge, as far as shopping, restaurants, and entertainment goes. But...San Antonio is growing like OC on steroids, when OC was only a few tracks of houses amid vast open spaces. This growth may not appeal to people who loved San Antonio before the growth, of course, and I can appreciate their feelings.

In the short time we've lived here, we've noticed that some of the things we missed at first, are now following us here: better shopping, for one thing.

San Antonio also has some first rate restaurants--even world-class restaurants. I haven't had a bad meal here, ever, at any price range!

I also find the weather, uh, interesting. So it is hot in the summer, real hot, and sometimes it is very humid. But we've worked our days around the temperatures. We love the clouds, the vast open skies, the constant change. And the nights are glorious, reminding me of Palm Springs at night, with soft, fragrant, warm breezes. Winters feel more like winter here, but generally not too cold for very long.

Salaries in San Antonio are a lot less than in the OC region, but the lifestyle here doesn't necessarily call for spending as much on expensive entertainment and other glitz. But, you can find it, if you want it!

We've had no problem making great friends here, too. In fact, we've met more interesting people in San Antonio, than we ever did back in OC.

So, that's my take on living here... Hope it helps a bit.
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