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how is the job market in austin?

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how is the job market in austin?

My wife(communication/PR) and I (electrician) are thinking about relocating to Austin and we were just wondering how is the economy and the job market out there. Any info would be much appreciated!

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1. Re: how is the job market in austin?

Dont know about your wife's chances but yours should be good if you can wire new houses. New housing market is booming in the area. Real estate market is just beginning to increase, and you can expect to pay around $125 to $150/square foot for an average quality home in an average to good neighborhood within 30-45 minutes of downtown.

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Thanks stanchsteve for your info and thanks to the soo called experts for nothing

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Now there's the California attitude we all know and love!

Sorry you didn't get more responses. This expert has no experience with either the PR or electrician markets. Now if you were asking about engineers, you'd have seen more replies.

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I'm not an expert by any means but I apologize for not answering sooner . We've been out of town. As for economy, it's strong and getting stronger by the day. As for job prospects, I think you'll have no trouble if you're a licensed electrician with a good reference. As far as your wife, she'll have to compete with lots of UT grads who've decided they want to stay in Austin. That's not to say she won't get a great job, but it will involve a lot more work on her part to land that perfect position. The competition from UT grads always keeps the Austin job market tight.

I'd suggest you subscribe to the local paper, www.austinstatesmen.com for a couple of months to get a feel of Austin and the job listings.

Good luck in whatever you decide.

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austinite, how is the job market for engineers in austin? especially ee

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I'm only familiar with the job market in my industry (marketing), but I can say from a few former colleagues experience that the market is decent there in marketing and account management type jobs.

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7. Re: how is the job market in austin?

My perception of the ee market is that it's good. I'm not sure if it's as good now as it was before the dot-com bust, but everyone I know who lost a job then is now employed.

Disclaimer: I'm not an ee, nor would I choose to be one on TV.

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