Turns out Houston, the top U.S. city for job creation, is also a good place to hire!
As the U.S. still struggles to create enough jobs to address the massive unemployment hangover from the Great Recession, Houston is seeing extremely dynamic job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that Houston has seen the largest employment growth among top metro areas during the past year. Houston even added a lot more jobs than were lost during the Great Recession.
Using CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal, we can analyze which industries and job titles were at the forefront of job creation in the Houston area this past year.
It’s not just oil and gas anymore
While traditional Houston-based industries around oil and gas have contributed importantly to the job boom, there are also other dynamic industries doing their part; in particular, health care, banking, IT and engineering industries.
In terms of job titles, a graph of top job titles shows that many jobs were created in service roles, at various levels of qualification and hierarchy.
Recruiting opportunities abound
What makes the case of Houston even more interesting is that, despite its amazing performance in terms of job creation, it remains an area where it is relatively easy for companies to recruit (see the CareerBuilder hiring indicator).
Strong job creation and recruitment opportunities suggest that Houston’s star will continue to shine as America’s most dynamic labor market.