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Old 11-30-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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Hi everybody.How good of a economy and job market does Waco have? How wealthy or poor of a town is Waco?Ive only been there once.I am not very familiar with Waco.Are there good-paying jobs in Waco?I am just wondering.Is it easy to find entry-level jobs there?I know entry level jobs typically aint the best-paying.I am just curious.Thanks in advance yall.

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Old 11-30-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Overall, Waco isn’t a wealthy town and doesn’t offer a whole lot of lucrative employment opportunities. That being said, parts of it are green and wealthy and your dollar stretches long for housing. I have two friends there, one is an orthodontist and other teaches at Baylor. They are paid well, have huge houses, play golf, have part time maids, kids go to private schools etc etc. For people like them Waco is a great place so it all depends on individual circumstances.

I wouldn’t recommend moving there without lining up a job but you sure can build a decent life and for things you can’t find there, DFW, Austin, Houston and San Antonio aren’t too far to have a good weekend.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Kaufman County, Texas
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There are plenty of reasons that Chip & Joanna are always able to find run-down houses in Waco to flip for their Fixer Upper TV show...

The major employers in Waco are:
1. Waco ISD
2. Baylor University
3. Providence Healthcare (hospital)
4. Hillcrest Healthcare (hospital)
5. City of Waco
6. HEB

Look for a job with those six employers. That will be your best odds of finding work in Waco.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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Well, there are way more opportunities than those six but yeah not an ideal destination to look for jobs. First get a job aligned before you take the plunge. Bigger cities like Dallas, Austin and Houston offer more opportunities. In fact Chip & Joanna really did wonders for proving that Waco has serious potential.

http://wacochamber.com/wp-content/up...eCompanies.pdf
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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City-Data should give out money to those on CD who create topics for discussion on CD. As poster has stated before on here, CD encourages bringing back or up again, previously discussed topic. No poster, to my knowledge has not brought back this topic before. But gee, I think he needs to be paid. Let's ask this question about anyone one of a hundred other cities in Texas. I thought I didn't have a life. lol
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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Overall, Waco isn’t a wealthy town and doesn’t offer a whole lot of lucrative employment opportunities. That being said, parts of it are green and wealthy and your dollar stretches long for housing. I have two friends there, one is an orthodontist and other teaches at Baylor. They are paid well, have huge houses, play golf, have part time maids, kids go to private schools etc etc. For people like them Waco is a great place so it all depends on individual circumstances.

I wouldn’t recommend moving there without lining up a job but you sure can build a decent life and for things you can’t find there, DFW, Austin, Houston and San Antonio aren’t too far to have a good weekend.
Thank you UnfairPark for your info.I may have some passive income to support me in addition to a job if i have one so the job may not have to be the best paying.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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i moved close to Waco in April- there are service jobs everywhere, Coke had employment signs out the other day, along with other bigger companies. Construction is going good and jobs there - opportunities to start lots of services business

housing is alot cheeper than Austin and Dallas - there are many parts of Waco that are very wealthy and some that need help -

southern hospitality is the norm here - lots of churches this is the bible belt
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There is actually a quite robust 'medium manufacturing' economy in Waco - metal fabrication, steel foundries, field service supplies, etc. They don't pay huge, but are there and the cost of living is low.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:00 PM
 
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Does anyone know if there's plenty of office jobs in Waco?I would imagine there would be some at least.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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Does anyone know if there's plenty of office jobs in Waco?I would imagine there would be some at least.

Yep, this thread almost dropped off the first page, it was 3 threads from the bottom. Again, C24L should be paid by CD for keeping or bringing back threads. Anyone want to start a petition to have this presented to CD. I'll be gland to be the first to sign it. Let's get this started. A part time job should work well.
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