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Amid Oil Sector Layoffs, Who Is Hiring in Houston These Days?

Posted on · Amid oil sector layoffs of the past year, we discuss what industries are hiring these days. What qualifications are needed to make a go of it in a new career space? And are there enough jobs to absorb the hit the Greater Houston region is taking? We talk with Tanya Cook, vice president of talent […]

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Economic Forecast for 2016: Will Houston Still See Job Growth?

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership is unveiling its annual economic outlook and employment forecast at an event today (Dec. 7, 2015). The report provides an outlook for business and job growth in Greater Houston for 2016. Michael Hagerty spoke with the GHP's Senior Vice President of Research, Patrick Jankowski, and asked the pressing question: despite low […]

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The Perfect Indicator for Houston These Days: The ‘Economic Anxiety Index’

Posted on · Last week, the folks at Marketplace launched a new indicator called the "Economic Anxiety Index." It's designed to offer a snapshot of how Americans are experiencing the economy – how they feel about their personal finances and how confident they are about their ability to address any societal economic ups and downs. An economic index […]

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Oil Layoffs: Where Are the Jobs Being Lost?

Posted on · With low oil prices, we’ve all heard about the thousands of jobs being lost. But what jobs are they and where were they? We talk with Adam Perdue, an economist at the University of Houston's Institute for Regional Forecasting at the Bauer School of Business and Parker Harvey, senior regional economist with the Houston-Galveston Area […]

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Lost Oil Jobs and Invisible Cyclists: Thursday’s Show (October 29, 2015)

Posted on · The effect of low oil prices continues to ripple through the Houston community. Just this week, the Houston Business Journal reported that Houston-based Deepwater Drilling Inc, announced 135 job cuts due to a plant closure in the Gulf of Mexico. The one thing the company didn't mention was which positions were being cut. Announcements from […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Destination Texas, Imprisoned in China and Free Opera for the Laid Off: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas being the top destination to move to from out of state; to a Houstonian being jailed in China; to free opera subscription renewals for laid-off oil and gas employees: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: Wayne Ashley, the author […]

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The State of Houston Radio: Friday’s Show (September 4, 2015)

Posted on · Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? On this […]