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Old 03-06-2012, 10:39 PM
 
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Hey everyone! Might be making the move to CC for my first venture out on my own, and was wondering what the job market is like for a 22 year old college student? I've heard varying stories from there are no jobs, to there being plenty of jobs but not with good pay. Any advice would be much appreciated! Thank you.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It depends what kind of experience you have, how much you consider being good pay, what kind of job you want, and what kind of hours you want to work.

I'm 21 and make good money for my age to support my fiance, son and I. Last year I worked in the oilfield for 7 months and make $45,000 after tax. My friend works in the oilfield and is bringing $3,000 a month after tax. But you hardly get any days off.

There are also plenty of retail and restaurant opportunities. A lot of restaurants and some retail stores actually pay their FULL time employees pretty good.

If none of those interest you, you can always try to get an entry level position at the refineries. Also, if you have ever wanted to be one, CCFD is about to be hiring anywhere from 25-50 firefighters. The applications are open now.

All in all, CC's job opportunities are just like any other larger city in TX. It just all depends on your experience and where you want to work.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Those are major employers in Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi MSA Major Employers
http://www.ccredc.com/index.cfm

Jobs:
http://www.simplyhired.com/a/local-j...us+Christi,+TX
http://www.jobopenings.net/city-empl...rpus%20Christi
http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/h...pus-Christi-TX

Good luck!!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Thank you both for sharing your information. I feel more optimistic about finding a job now. We will be going for a weekend vacation, so I was hoping to do a little more research there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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Don't get your hopes up. Corpus is one of the worst possible places a college educated person could ever hope to find a job and work. You are far much better off going to one of the bigger cities in Texas. Even if you were to find work, have fun being significantly under paid. For comparison, I worked in governmental accounting where we had people with 3+ years of experience making under 40k. A simple re-location would net you an $8-10k raise with a far better quality of life.

Corpus as a whole has a very sick aversion to educated professionals. I was in the market for almost a year and had very little to no luck finding anything. I finally packed up shop and moved back to Austin where I have a very sweet job at a large high tech company. I was using recruiters/head hunters trying to find whatever I could and most of it was crappy to say the least. It's a blue collar/military town where only about 20% have degrees, and the per capita income is somewhere around $30k/yr.

What field are you in?
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:33 AM
 
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Thumbs up hit the nail on the head

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Don't get your hopes up. Corpus is one of the worst possible places a college educated person could ever hope to find a job and work. You are far much better off going to one of the bigger cities in Texas. Even if you were to find work, have fun being significantly under paid. For comparison, I worked in governmental accounting where we had people with 3+ years of experience making under 40k. A simple re-location would net you an $8-10k raise with a far better quality of life.

Corpus as a whole has a very sick aversion to educated professionals. I was in the market for almost a year and had very little to no luck finding anything. I finally packed up shop and moved back to Austin where I have a very sweet job at a large high tech company. I was using recruiters/head hunters trying to find whatever I could and most of it was crappy to say the least. It's a blue collar/military town where only about 20% have degrees, and the per capita income is somewhere around $30k/yr.

What field are you in?





that is basically the most honest description of the corpus job market....
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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There is fierce competition for jobs in Austin.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere between Corpus and Austin, TX
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There is fierce competition everywhere, but depending on what field the OP is in, there are constantly jobs opening up. Corpus may be slightly better for engineers than for finance, etc.
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