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Old 02-04-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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A recent poll found most Texans believe the economy is improving, but more still see a challenging job market.
Capital One Bank released the results of a quarterly survey of Texas consumers and large and small businesses throughout the state. About 57 percent of respondents said jobs are “hard” or “nearly impossible” to find, down slightly from 58 percent in the third quarter. About 37 percent said work is “easy to find” or “can be found with effort."


Poll: Texans see economy improving, jobs still scarce | Houston Business Journal
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I am from the DFW area. I know when I have visited, it was the first time I had seen Help Wanted signs in a LONG time. You certainly don't see them here in Florida, not even for the kind of jobs you wouldn't want to do.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I am from the DFW area. I know when I have visited, it was the first time I had seen Help Wanted signs in a LONG time. You certainly don't see them here in Florida, not even for the kind of jobs you wouldn't want to do.
What is even a better sign is the new construction & tall cranes in the area. There are even a few builders that are building "Spec" homes.

In my area of Las Colinas, there are several big projects that have either restarted or in process.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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In some sectors yes, the economy is especially improving in the private sector, say for example in things like manufacturing, aeronautics, energy, logistical trade, finance, banking, and things like that.

However, Texas is about to be seeing a hit or two in the public sector, with education, medical services, & government held positions being at risk.

It's a trade off, meaning we're going to be in the same boat, its trading the private sector for the public sector, our private sector is coming back and with strong pace at that. Our public sector isn't doing so well right now and can see some more cuts and shortening of government funded services.
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