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Old 05-09-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Those annual rankings are just a snapshot in time and should always be viewed in context. San Antonio overall is and has always been relatively *consistent* -- when other cities lag, we're still chugging along, which causes us to rise up above them in relative rankings; conversely, when other cities surge, we're still chugging along just as before, which causes us to drop down relative to them. We're still growing and doing so at a sustainable, healthy clip; we just don't do it in the fits-and-starts, boom-and-bust cycles that other places tend to do. IMO, that's not a bad thing-- there's a lot to be said about consistency and stability. "Slow and steady wins the race."

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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San Antonio is increasingly become less diverse and unfortunately that means less view points and less different opinions.


Businesses want to be diverse. Options to change and grow.

San Antonio is the total opposite of that.

San Antonio can be summed up with this.

Change = bad

Besides, no San Antonio locals care about job growth.

It's all about Spurs basketball, Fiesta, Beer and Cowboys football.

Not true....DWI's and child abuse are also two favorite past times

If you want a laugh go to Work In Texas...click on jobs in San Antonio......thats all you will need to see
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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If you want a laugh go to Work In Texas...click on jobs in San Antonio......thats all you will need to see
I did. I see jobs like Operations Director, Cisco Telepresence Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Web Designer, Recruiter, Investigator, Benefits Specialist, Pediatrician, IT Project Manager, Senior Program Manager...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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Those annual rankings are just a snapshot in time and should always be viewed in context. San Antonio overall is and has always been relatively *consistent* -- when other cities lag, we're still chugging along, which causes us to rise up above them in relative rankings; conversely, when other cities surge, we're still chugging along just as before, which causes us to drop down relative to them. We're still growing and doing so at a sustainable, healthy clip; we just don't do it in the fits-and-starts, boom-and-bust cycles that other places tend to do. IMO, that's not a bad thing-- there's a lot to be said about consistency and stability. "Slow and steady wins the race."
Yeah, that's probably it. Austin has been consistent too and at a faster pace, but it probably has more to do with the state government jobs in the area.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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San Antonio's job growth will not have the major swings as long as the military bases are here. Like I mentioned in another post, 50-70% of job growth in the US is through small businesses.

There are plenty of great small business owners in San Antonio, but as a total group way more small business owners who could run their business much better compared to other cities. They rather do business as usual instead of trying to improve their business. Unfortunately, I have seen many a business closed that could have been saved.

The last thing I will mention that the wages are lower here compared to the other places in Texas. I can see why the young college educated would move to other areas.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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I need to start looking for work somewhere else because every job I interview for has way too much competition from older workers.
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So, I know people who are hiring entry level positions. What is your area of expertise?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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So, I know people who are hiring entry level positions. What is your area of expertise?
I'm currently employed, so I'm not desperate for work; but, I need a better paying job with benefits. My areas of expertise are criminal justice and substance abuse counseling, but I need to finish internship hours in order to become fully licensed. I've noticed that TDCJ and Bexar County have openings that keep getting extended. Maybe they could find fully licensed counselors if there were more internships around here. In the meantime, I'm trying to get into probation and might try out for SAPD. I've given up on social services; everyone wants experience. When I show up places that are holding back-to-back interviews, there are always plenty of people 10 to 30 years older than me waiting to be interviewed. Not too long ago, I lost out on a security specialist job because they chose a man in his late 50s or early 60s to replace another man who just retired. Surprisingly, this man wasn't much further in his career. This job started in the low 40s; most of the social service jobs start in the low 30s. I have experience in security, but I'm not old enough to have 20+ years of experience.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I'm currently employed, so I'm not desperate for work; but, I need a better paying job with benefits. My areas of expertise are criminal justice and substance abuse counseling, but I need to finish internship hours in order to become fully licensed. I've noticed that TDCJ and Bexar County have openings that keep getting extended. Maybe they could find fully licensed counselors if there were more internships around here. In the meantime, I'm trying to get into probation and might try out for SAPD. I've given up on social services; everyone wants experience. When I show up places that are holding back-to-back interviews, there are always plenty of people 10 to 30 years older than me waiting to be interviewed. Not too long ago, I lost out on a security specialist job because they chose a man in his late 50s or early 60s to replace another man who just retired. Surprisingly, this man wasn't much further in his career. This job started in the low 40s; most of the social service jobs start in the low 30s. I have experience in security, but I'm not old enough to have 20+ years of experience.
Sorry, not the area they are hiring for. Good luck in your search.

By the way, I have friends in largers cities like LA and NYC who also face the same challenges you are facing. Seems like the recession has not been kind to most everywhere.
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