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Old 01-29-2009, 04:44 PM
 
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Are there jobs there? Are there top companies that are still good to work for in this market? Are there any companies that come to mind to stay away from?
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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I know a few of the companies in our direct area are hiring; however they're sticking to temp positions. No benefits, retirement, etc.

I see hiring signs in front of MANY restaurants/retail stores.

I know USAA hired a bunch just a month or so ago.

What industry are you in?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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What industry are you in?

Panhandling....any openings in my field?
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:56 PM
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USAA:
https://www.usaa.apply2jobs.com/inde...nal.searchJobs

Valero:
https://valero.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/searchjobs.cgi (broken link)

KCI:
https://kcissl.kci1.com:10003/OA_HTM...7tTQieVNnBDKHg..

Frost Bank:
https://www.frostbank.com/cgi-bin/ecomm/frost1/scripts/career/start.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1578804173.1233287387@@ @@&BV_EngineID=ccciadeggdmjlkdcfngcfkmdgfkdgng.0 (broken link)

Pearson Education:
Pearson Education: Job Search

It's late, I can't think of any more right now.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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Panhandling....any openings in my field?
Culebra and 1604 is mine!!!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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The job market here is better than most other cities, but has started to slow.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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OK, I needed to be more specific. I am not in the job market. DH is looking at a position there...sounds good, but we don't know anything about the area. This would not be a major career change, but it would be a major move for us. So I was wondering what the market was like there. For example, if this were to happen and then the company went bust, would there be other opportunities available? I mean are there a lot of major companies like banks, etc. Are the banks holding their own? I know it's hard to answer without knowing more details, but I can't be more specific at this time.

There are no guarantees with his company nor would there be any guarantees at another company. So I am trying to get a feel for how San Antonio is doing as a whole.

Are banks stable there right now? Is the real estate market like a lot of the country or is it more (or less) stable? Are lots of local stores/restaurants closing?

Under normal circumstances, it would be easy to say go for a job that "seems" like a better opportunity, but in this day and age, all bets are off.

Thanks for all of your replies.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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USAA:
https://www.usaa.apply2jobs.com/inde...nal.searchJobs

Valero:
https://valero.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/searchjobs.cgi (broken link)

KCI:
https://kcissl.kci1.com:10003/OA_HTM...7tTQieVNnBDKHg..

Frost Bank:
https://www.frostbank.com/cgi-bin/ecomm/frost1/scripts/career/start.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1578804173.1233287387@@ @@&BV_EngineID=ccciadeggdmjlkdcfngcfkmdgfkdgng.0 (broken link)

Pearson Education:
Pearson Education: Job Search

It's late, I can't think of any more right now.
Do you consider these major players in SA? Are they stable (as stable as anyone can predict)?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:29 AM
 
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I think USAA and Valero are the top employers in town, next to the government. Neither are going anywhere.

Frost Bank is based in Texas.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I know of some large aerospace companies out there who seem to have a smaller presence in San Antonio. However, I'm not sure how many of them are hiring at the moment.

Last edited by Bo; 04-10-2009 at 07:39 AM.. Reason: orphaned - the post it refers to was deleted
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