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Fort Sam Houston: What’s New in Local Industry and Employment


posted Sep 19, 2011

As the seventh largest city in the United States and the second largest city in the state of Texas, San Antonio offers good job opportunities, many within close proximity to Fort Sam Houston. The four main industries are financial services, government, health care and tourism. Obviously since this city is home to one of the biggest military concentrations in the United States, San Antonio's defense industry employs around 90,000 and contributes over $5 billion to the city's economy. The South Texas Medical Center, a conglomerate of several hospitals, clinics and research centers, also another large employer, is northwest of the city center.

If you or your spouse are looking for a job close to the Fort Sam Houston area, you will want to narrow the search a little. Several large companies are located in this part of the city, including Rackspace and USAA. Some of the best employment opportunities are in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy and project management. General hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, clinics and outpatient services regularly recruit new employees in the area. The industries of trade, transportation, utilities, professional and business services, and education services are also thriving. So if you do not want a long commute to work, there is still a good chance that you will find the job you are looking for, provided you have the relevant experience and skills.

Relocating to a new city can be stressful and demanding. Finding Fort Sam Houston housing is only part of the process. Looking for a job near your new home is difficult if you are not familiar with the area or the local job market. By doing a little research, however, you can make the task a lot easier. Start your job search as you would in any town. Get your resume up to date and send it to local recruitment agencies and companies within the industries that you have experience in. Check out the websites of local companies - they will have a recruitment section with details of current vacancies. Think positive, be confident and sell yourself! 

Assisting your family members find employment is one of the cornerstones of Housing 1 Source.  We have partnered with Workforce Solutions Alamo and the Alamo Community College District to help your family make the most of the opportunities in San Antonio.  Contact us today to learn more.