Houston TX

Houston Texas Jobs

Houston is the fourth largest American city and the largest city in Texas, it was founded in 1836 and is named after Sam Houston. The city has 2.1 million people according to the U.S census in 2010. Oil discovery in 1901 combined with the growing railroad and port has stimulated the continual growth of the city's population. Houston is home to the world's largest concentration of research and health care institutions with Texas Medical Center, Mission Control Center and Johnson Space Center located here. Houston has been rated as a global city with its economy mainly based on energy, transportation, aeronautics and manufacturing.

Jobs in Houston

Houston city leads in building oilfield equipment as well as the health care sector with a lot of job opportunities in these sectors. A lot of people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds converge here for jobs. There has been an increase in the international visitors with over 7 million visitors to the Museum District. The tourism industry employs a lot of people here and continues to grow creating more opportunities. The Huston economy generate 24,000 local jobs which was in addition to the over 12,000 graduates who were absorbed into the workforce in the city and throughout Texas. Most of the graduates prefer working in the city and at least 80 percent of them still work and live in the city even after five years.

City of Houston Jobs Ranking

In 2006 the Forbes magazine ranked Houston third in United States and first in Texas as the best place for jobs and business. There are over 92 consular offices of foreign governments making it the third highest in America. 40 foreign governments maintain commercial and trade offices here and at least twenty three international chambers of commerce and trade located here. There are 25 banks from over 13 different countries operating in Houston providing financial assistance to the growing international community. Other companies located here include baker Hughes, Halliburton, Apache Corporation, KBR, Kinder Morgan, Calpine, Frontier Oil, Spectra Energy.