Interested in Austin careers? A 2013 study by The Business Journals just named Austin the “Best Place for Young Adults.” Forbes also named Austin “America’s Fastest Growing City” and NerdWallet named Austin the “Best City for Job Seekers.”
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What is special about Austin?
- 300 days of sunshine per year
- Fun, progressive vibe
- Reputation as “Live Music Capital of the World”
- Citizens who care about the environment
- Unique restaurant scene
- Friendly, laid back people
- Highland Lakes in and around Austin
- Being a thriving technology center known as “Silicon Hills”
- Entrepreneurial culture
- Being the home of the “Keep Austin Weird” campaign
In 2012, the Austin American Statesman published this list of best workplaces in Austin.
According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the largest employers in Austin are (not in order, all have more than 6000 employees):
Primary industries in Austin include semiconductors, software, digital media, wireless technology, biotech, and pharmaceutical.
If you are one of the people exploring Austin careers, here are some employment resources to assist you:
Austin American-Statesman and Yahoo! HotJobs
Austin Craig’s List
Austin Jobs by Indeed.com
Austin Jobs by SimplyHired
Austin Jobs Online
GreenLights (nonprofit jobs)
List of Austin Recruiters and Employment Agencies
Monster.com for Austin
For more general information about Austin as a place to live and work, Austin resident Brad Castro maintains an excellent resource to all things Austin at Real-Austin-Texas.com.