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Old 07-14-2014, 05:01 PM
 
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I realize that cities in Texas are pretty outwards sprawl from its city proper for many many miles as well as zoning doesn't have a meaning on the most part (stand to be corrected). I just need an idea if I decide to pay you all a visit to see SA areas where employment could happen so I can get an idea what it's like - if that all makes any sense.

I'm a early 50's Caucasian Straight male and wondering if I'll even fit in due to my age mostly.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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What is your industry? It really depends on what you want to do. If you want to work in tourism you'll be working downtown. If you want to do something in oil you'll be well far away from the city center.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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What is your industry? It really depends on what you want to do. If you want to work in tourism you'll be working downtown. If you want to do something in oil you'll be well far away from the city center.
Are you saying jobs downtown are mainly related to tourism?
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Are you saying jobs downtown are mainly related to tourism?
I'm saying a good majority are. I worked downtown at a non-profit up until this past Saturday so, yes, it was a generalization, but I do know there are several other options in the area. I also just threw out two random things that someone may be interested in. Since I don't know what the OP's background is in I can't really help yet.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:05 PM
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The San Antonio metro area is a bit unusual among large US cities, because its population density drops quickly in 3 directions (E, W and S), once you get to the outer edges of Bexar County. Most employers are in the county. Most of the county is the city of San Antonio.

Most of the aforementioned oil jobs are 2 or more counties away from the city, because that's where the oil is.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses, I'm in the Accounting/Accounting Support realm of work with no oil industry experience.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Are you saying jobs downtown are mainly related to tourism?

I would reword that to say the jobs related to tourism/hospitality are mainly in the downtown area (not all, obviously). Not the other way around.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses, I'm in the Accounting/Accounting Support realm of work with no oil industry experience.
A lot of financial sector businesses are located on the North, Northwest, & West sides of town. There are two Accounting firms in the building I work in (I-10 & 410W), along with USAA's campus being right up (west) I-10. My wife is currently working temp job near 281 & 1604 for an accounting firm that handles financials for a transport company. I'm not sure if the Wells Fargo, Citi, and other Far West side call centers have accountants on staff.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A lot of financial sector businesses are located on the North, Northwest, & West sides of town. There are two Accounting firms in the building I work in (I-10 & 410W), along with USAA's campus being right up (west) I-10. My wife is currently working temp job near 281 & 1604 for an accounting firm that handles financials for a transport company. I'm not sure if the Wells Fargo, Citi, and other Far West side call centers have accountants on staff.
I know wells Fargo and Capital Group have accounting departments here in San Antonio on the westside.

To the OP if you look in Seguin, Boerne, or New Braunsfels I'm sure you can find an accounting position.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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A lot of financial sector businesses are located on the North, Northwest, & West sides of town. There are two Accounting firms in the building I work in (I-10 & 410W), along with USAA's campus being right up (west) I-10. My wife is currently working temp job near 281 & 1604 for an accounting firm that handles financials for a transport company. I'm not sure if the Wells Fargo, Citi, and other Far West side call centers have accountants on staff.
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I know wells Fargo and Capital Group have accounting departments here in San Antonio on the westside.

To the OP if you look in Seguin, Boerne, or New Braunsfels I'm sure you can find an accounting position.
Thanks to both of you for your input, so very much appreciated.
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