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Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Dallas/Fort Worth Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • In May, the unemployment rate was 3.5% in Dallas and 3.8% in Fort Worth.1
  • Year-to-date job gains were strong in Dallas at 4.1%, but slow in Fort Worth at 0.6% where there is a greater dependency upon the energy and manufacturing industries than in in Dallas.2
 
 
 

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Houston Oil & Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the Houston, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Houston’s unemployment was unchanged between April and May, remaining flat at 4.8%. It was the worst May job growth for the city since 1990.1
  • The Brexit decision in the UK has weakened the British Pound and strengthened the U.S. Dollar; however, a strong dollar puts downward pressure on oil, which is traded in dollars. The price per barrel had climbed to $50, but within days of the Brexit vote it had already slipped to $47 per barrel.2
 
 
 

San Antonio Oil and Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

San Antonio Oil and Gas Hiring Trends: March – June 2016

Welcome to the San Antonio, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of the local Oil & Gas talent market for March – June 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Unemployment in San Antonio was at 3.5% in May, edging down from 3.7% in March.1
  • San Antonio added 31,400 jobs in 2015, creating a robust job growth of 3.3% and helping the metropolitan area weather the slump in oil prices that is impacting much of Texas.2
 
 
 

7 Questions You Need to Ask at the End of an Interview

7 Questions You Need to Ask at the End of an Interview

You've probably been through enough interviews to know what questions you're likely to be asked. But are you prepared for the final question your potential employer will likely ask: "Do you have any questions for us?"

Here are seven great questions you should be asking at your interview. And no, "When will I get a raise?" definitely isn't among them...

1. "What do you like most about working for this company?"

Interviewers will often ask you why you want to work for them. So why not turn the tables?

 
 
 

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Recruiting New Employees

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Recruiting New Employees

To Find The Best Candidates: Use All Available Recruiting Resources, Ask Interviewees The Right Questions, And Understand The Role You’re Hiring For


Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don't follow these common practices.

In my 16 years in recruitment, I've seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited, and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most expedient and commonly used. But unfortunately, these rarely achieve what you really want: a new hire that goes on to become a star performer in your business.

 
 
 

Washington D.C. Hiring: More Jobs than Available Talent

Washington D.C. Hiring: More Jobs than Available Talent

David Rubenstein of The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity and alternative investment firms in the world, called the D.C. area one of the country’s three big power centers, alongside New York City and Silicon Valley. “Increasingly, Washington is going to expand,” said Rubenstein. “Government is probably going to grow inexorably and the city will probably grow around it.” He cited D.C.’s high per-capita net income and low unemployment as reasons to be optimistic.i

 
 
 

Dallas/Fort Worth Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Dallas/Fort Worth Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of business services talent market for March 2016 – May 2016

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Both Fort Worth and Dallas showed job gains on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, with the Fort Worth-Arlington jobless rate at 3.7 percent and Dallas-Plano-Irving at 3.4 percent. The job market remains tight in the Metroplex, presenting challenges to employers. 1
 
 
 

Houston Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Houston Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Welcome to the Houston Area, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of business services talent market for March 2016 – May 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Heavy job losses in the oil and gas industry stalled employment growth in the Houston area. The unemployment in Houston hit 4.8 percent, exceeding the national average of 4.7.1 The unemployment rate only captures people actively searching for jobs, so the real number of joblessness may be even higher due to oil and gas workers taking severance packages or early retirements instead of looking for more work.2
 
 
 

San Antonio Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

San Antonio Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Welcome to the San Antonio Area, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of business services talent market for March 2016 – May 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • San Antonio metro area unemployment dropped to 3.4 percent — down from 3.7 percent in March. 1
  • The city hit an historic point in April, with its total workforce count eclipsing 1 million jobs for the first time ever. In April, the San Antonio-New Braunfels area produced 1,001,700 jobs, an increase of 25,400 jobs since April 2015, representing a growth rate of 2.6 percent.2
 
 
 

Austin Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Austin Business Services Hiring Trends: March 2016 – May 2016

Welcome to the Austin Area, TX Hiring Trends overview. In this edition we examine the state of business services talent market for March 2016 – May 2016.

Business Activity Snapshot

  • Austin’s continued growth belied the energy sector’s drag on much of Texas. The Austin-area unemployment rate in April slipped below 3 percent for the first time since the dot-com boom’s heyday, as local tech and other employers boosted hiring during the month. Local employers added 4,800 jobs, a 0.5 percent increase that was in line with typical rates for April. The last time the Austin metro area’s unemployment rate was lower than the 3 percent mark was in November 2000.1
 
 
 
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