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Old 03-18-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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I'm looking to move to Houston asap from Chicago.

I'm curious about what kinds of jobs are here and if Houston is experiencing and layoff issues. Chicago is really bad right now.


Is relocation impossible right now?
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Go for it. Me and my family are leaving everything in Michigan and going. I love houston. I love hot weather too! We will be there in July. We have our house up for a short sale. I cant wait and we dont even know if we'll have jobs ready.Thats the scary part. We dont care. Were going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Rosenberg
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My husband our baby and I just moved to Houston and we haven't found jobs yet, however there are lots of places that have hiring signs all over the city. We are lucky we have family here that are helping us get through until one or both of us finds a job. Good luck to you!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Like I said I am hiring and I am in the Houston area

There are jobs here. I hire people all the time. There is almost a shortage of people in the service industry especially in the West/Southwest Houston area.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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There are jobs here. I hire people all the time. There is almost a shortage of people in the service industry especially in the West/Southwest Houston area.
Maybe because those places dont want to pay a living wage. When some of these people can collect more on unemployment insurance then they can if working then guess what they will choose.

Try paying a living wage and the young, the old, the educated and the honest dedicated workers of all kinds will be banging down your door. And how much extra will that cost you? Teach your employees suggestive selling and you will find the extra sales will way more then pay the extra wages.

Remember what those big companies claim??? You have to pay if you want to recruit and retain quality employees?
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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I love Houston and coming from Chicago I am definately worried about the wages. I have a feeling I will end up having to take a pay cut.

Right now I work in Corporate Retail, I can do anything business related but it seems as if every business is having problems
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