Spotlight On Austin Careers

Interested in Austin careers? There is good reason to be. Here is a recent sampling of the awards bestowed on Austin:

America’s #1 Next Boom Town – Forbes – 2016
Top 3 for Job Seekers – WalletHub – 2016
#4 for Job Seekers – Glassdoor – 2015
#1 Tech City – Savills – 2015
Top 10 for Freelancers – NerdWallet – 2014
Metro Area with Greatest Momentum – Forbes – 2014
Top Large U.S. City for Job Growth – Milken Institute – 2014

Austin Careers

Besides a thriving jobs climate, 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
  • Home of the “Keep Austin Weird” campaign

In 2016, the Austin Business Journal named these employers as the best places to work in Austin.

According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the largest employers in Austin are (not in order, all have more than 6000 employees):

Austin Independent School District
City of Austin
U.S. Federal Government
IBM Corp.
Round Rock Independent School District
Seton Healthcare
State of Texas
University of Texas at Austin

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 in partnership with Monster
Austin Craig’s List
Austin Digital Jobs (must join group via Facebook)
Austin Jobs by
Austin Jobs by SimplyHired
Christine’s List (Central Texas jobs in public affairs, policy, politics, media, communications, PR, and nonprofits) – Fee-based
Directory of Austin Career Counselors and Coaches 
List of Austin Recruiters and Employment Agencies for Austin
Texas Blue Pages (jobs in progressive politics)
Texas Government Jobs
Texas House of Representatives Jobs
Union Jobs in Texas