Houston

HOUSTON EMPLOYMENT

Sometimes looking for a job may seem like  a full-time job itself! Firstly, you may want to do your own research and familiarize yourself with the Houston employment market. You’ll also want to develop new contacts and learn about ways to use your expertise. This section will familiarize you with local job search ideas as well as online resources. As many experience when they relocate here, it’s a welcoming region with limitless opportunities, however, finding your ‘ideal job’ may not be as easy.

The Houston region supports a diversified employment base that extends beyond the energy market. Other vibrant market sectors include health care, biotechnology, aerospace and information technology (IT) that supports all of these efforts. Additionally, due to the region’s location, it is a hub for many international companies. As a result, Houston enjoys a competitive advantage in industries such as oil and gas, geology, construction, chemicals, aerospace, information technology and medicine.

Houston’s Largest Employers

The list of the top 30 largest employers reveals the diversity of opportunity open to newcomers.  Here are some of the companies in order of ranking:

 

Company

Employees

1

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System 

19,500

2

United  Continental Holdings

17,000

3

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

17,000

4

ExxonMobil

15,000

5

Shell Oil Company

13,000

6

The Methodist Hospital System

13,000

7

Kroger Company

12,000

8

Schlumberger Limited

10,000

9

National Oilwell Varco

10,000

10

BP America, Inc.

9,537