Austin is Included on Yahoo's "10 Great Cities for Salary Growth" List
According to Yahoo's HotJobs, Austin is one of the top cities in the country where you could expect a salary increase in 2009! The article states that the most recent salary increase figures available are from 2007, but these figures are strongly indicative of places where workers can expect increases in 2009 and beyond. For the most recent statistics, Austin posted a 7.7% increase, which was the 6th best in the country.
Here's what they had to say about Austin:
"Building off of an already robust government labor sector, the University of Texas at Austin is a huge source of innovation. The area has been using UT's excellent programs from bioengineering to pharmaceutical research programs to invigorate both the technology and burgeoning pharmaceutical industries."
Having just passed my 12-year anniversary selling real estate right here in Austin, I can state with confidence that this is a terrific place to live and work.
Currently, the buying activity levels are strong, although mortgage financing has been tougher to obtain for many lately. Consequently, those who are pre-approved will find a variety of homes to choose from, and less competition than previously.
If you are interested in reading the entire article, visit http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/salary-articles-10_great_cities_for_salary_growth-27.
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