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Old 11-16-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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Coming from Houston where not much is going on. In collections, administrative assistant, mortgage closer, customer reps, looking to make about 38k and up. Is the job market strong here? Can anyone help?
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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Can't imagine the market is better in Austin than Houston. Sign of the times.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There are still jobs, but it is really starting to slow down considerably. A lot of the semiconductor companies have been laying people off lately.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: In the sticks of Colorado County
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Default Likely going downhill...

Does anyone know the source of the rumor that Dell will be moving most of it's ops to Mexico? Any truth to it?

I've heard other companies are considering similiar moves if it ever becomes likely that the Employee Free Choice Act will pass congress.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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Yes, if you are having a hard time in Houston, then Austin will not be better. I'm always telling folks struggling to find work in Austin to try Houston!!

Maybe try Dallas?
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It's slowing down here. Could be 4Q belt tightening added to the current economy.

Probably best wait til January when budgets get replenished a bit and hiring can pick up.
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