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From the Houston Business Journal
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 2:36pm CDT
Texas added 251,900 jobs in the private sector for the year ending in June, said the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
Texas’ 3 percent growth rate beats the nation’s rate of 1.7 percent.
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro area posted an annual employment growth rate of 2 percent for the period and ranked ninth among Texas metro areas.
Texas’ mining and logging sector ranked first in job creation, posting an annual employment growth rate of 16.8 percent and the construction industry was second with 30,900 new jobs with a 5.4 percent growth rate.
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Here is an enouraging article from the Daily Tribune:
MONDAY DECEMBER 27, 2010 Last modified: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:35 AM CST
Texas employers add 19,100 jobs during Nov.
AUSTIN – Texas total nonfarm employment was up by 19,100 jobs in November, representing the addition of 192,100 jobs in the last year. The Texas unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.2 percent in November and continued to trend well below the U.S. unemployment rate for November at 9.8 percent.
The Texas unemployment rate has ranged between 8.1 and 8.3 percent during 2010.
“Texas employers have added jobs in eight of the last 12 months, setting the pace for the rest of the nation,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Tom Pauken. “Most industries recorded positive growth over the year.”
Professional and Business Services increased by 5,600 jobs in November, adding 61,200 positions from a year ago. Leisure and Hospitality employment increased by 4,700 positions in November for a total job gain of 19,100 jobs since November 2009.
“Consistent job growth over the past year offers employment opportunities for Texas workers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “Staff at TWC and the 240 workforce centers across the state are committed to assisting those job seekers who remain unemployed.”
Employment in Education and Health Services increased by 4,300 jobs in November with a total of 47,900 jobs added in this industry since November 2009. Financial Activities employment increased by 2,000 jobs in November, adding 5,900 jobs over the year.
In November, Information employment increased by 1,700 jobs; Construction added 1,000 jobs; and Mining and Logging grew by 300 positions.
“Recent job growth has spurred an increase in the Texas labor force which has continued to expand for the third consecutive month, currently at 12.2 million workers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar. “Job seekers should take advantage of the many services available at no-cost from their local workforce development boards across the state.”
The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the lowest November unemployment rate in the state at 5.3 percent. The Amarillo MSA had the second lowest unemployment rate in November at 5.7 percent, followed by the Lubbock MSA at 6.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted).
A few points about this article:
-Texas employers have added nearly 146,000 jobs this year, after slashing more than 350,000 jobs last year.
-It’s also one of four states where payroll employment is expected to reach pre-crisis levels by the end of next year, Diffley said.
-The state is “No. 1 in many, many indicators,” Diffley said. “Certainly No. 1 among the largest states.”
The comments section of this article contained a swarm of negative comments. My comment? The tougher your competition the more you must commit to savvy job search methods and making sure your target goals, your marketing material and your message are top notch. A postive attitude – a focus on POSITIVE information will help you tremendously in your job search. My vantage point is an interesting one: my clients who are landing jobs follow this to a tee. Those who are “still looking” seem more inclined to adopt, focus and comment on what is negative. My question: what good does that do if it prolongs your job search? Just my personal observation. I am not saying this is true in all cases but I do see a definate trend. Take from it what you will.
This just in….
I got a tip from my friend Mark Hovind, President of Jobbait.com. Here is what he shared with me: Texas added more new jobs in the last 12 months than the next 5 highest states combined. Check out the graph below.
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Tech is bouncing back in Austin and DFW.
The Austin area continued to add jobs last month, with a 2.5 percent growth rate compared with last year.
The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that Central Texas gained 18,700 jobs from August 2009 to last month, for a total of 769,200 jobs.
Read the full article here: http://www.statesman.com/business/austin-job-market-keeps-growing-923316.html
I am a big advocate of sidestepping the middleman and going direct -
however I am not completely opposed to employing various methods to secure multiple interviews.
One of my linkedin contacts, a senior corporate recruiter, just emailed me to share the following:
…we are hiring top sales talent throughout Texas. If you or anyone you know is looking, please feel free to contact me or share my contact information.
For any sales executives interested in positions in Texas, please contact Jennifer (contact info below) and feel free to share that you heard about her through my blog post.
KFORCE – Internal Staffing
Sr. Lead Corporate Recruiter
Texas Direct: 972.383.6123
Fed. survey shows Texas economy grows while US growth slows -
Read the full article here: http://www.statesman.com/business/fed-survey-shows-slowdown-across-u-s-continued-904852.html