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Old 06-13-2012, 01:07 AM
 
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I have been considering relocating to Austin. One of my main concerns is the job market. I live in Oklahoma, and the economy hasn't effected us all that much. Is it the same in TX? Also if anyone happens to work in the same fields.. I am a hair stylist, and my husband works in a warehouse and would prefer the same type of warehouse work. forklift, pulling orders.. stuff like that. I imagine it may be competitive there with all the young people..it may be difficult to find a job. Any advice or opinions I can get would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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here, try this:

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Old 06-13-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Excuse me, I didn't realize it was discussed so much.. New to these threads. Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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LOL that is good!!

I don't see a lot of hair salons around the Round Rock area myself...but of course I am bald and have no need for them so I don't really pay attention.
There are a ton of Supercuts places around, not sure if you are looking for high end salon or a budget cut type of place?

I am looking for work here myself and don't think I will have a problem as I am in the hvac/refrigeration service area and this place is booming. I have been told all the skilled trades are booming, and from my research both tech and medical are the hottest markets down here so....imo if you are ok with the economy where you are at I would stay there.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but some/most of the lower skilled/lower paying jobs are taken by the young rookies, and recent grads....and also the Hispanic population. Now if you are a high end salon type of stylist then maybe that area is fine, as I see many executive type ladies around here in their mercedes benz's all done up.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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I was a hairstylist in Austin for 3 yrs and it is tough to build clientele. I am trying to move back because I love Austin, but I almost wish I did something else for a living.
The problem is there are too many stylists and too many salons. Anyone that hasn't been working there already for ten years or more cannot seem to build enough clientele to sustain themselves. Salons will hire you, but you'll find you're working with 5 other stylists that all want the same walk-ins you do. The salons don't care if you can make a living. I would try Round Rock or outlying towns around Austin.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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This is very helpful thank you I live in Tulsa and you would think that it is easy to build in a smaller Oklahoma city like this but I'm finding it's very difficult! It may just be rough out there for all stylists in general. Maybe I'll try to live in the city but work in round rock. Thanks again.
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