Best Resources For Job Seekers In Houston

February 22, 2013 7:00 AM

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Finding a job is not always easy, and finding the right job is even more difficult. For the job seekers in the Houston area, there are numerous online resources to assist in locating available positions and submitting applications or resumes.
Houston Jobs
(713) 553-6212 is an excellent resource for local jobs. This website has made it easy for employers to list vacant positions and recruit new prospects for their organization, including hosting local  job fairs. Houston Jobs makes searching for a position in a particular field quick and simple. The job seeker may choose from many options such as job category, work type and specific location in and around the Greater Houston Area. This allows the database to filter only those positions that would be appropriate for the person seeking a job. Another very helpful feature of this website, is that job seekers may register on the site and then post their current resumes. This allows employers to also search through the submitted resumes for potential employees that may fit their needs.Related: Best Resources For Single Moms In Houston

Murry Resources
800 N. Gessner Road, Suite 170
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 935-0009
www.murrayresources.comMurry Resources is a premier recruiting and staffing firm in Houston, Texas. This organization has assisted over 8,000 job seekers with their career paths and helped over 800 Houston employers, including eleven Fortune 500 companies, build their teams. The average client-recruiter relationship at Murray Resources is over eleven years, with staffing services such as permanent to direct hire, temporary and contract staffing, and temporary to hire. This firm has also earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for excellent service. The Murray Resources website is an excellent source of information for job seeker tips and advice and in addition, a valuable site to post a resume so that prospective employers may have access. Helpful articles include resume improvement, interview skills, negotiating salary and benefits, and much, much more. This site is an excellent resource for those seeking a true career path and not merely a job.

City Of Houston Human Resources
611 W. Walker Tunnel
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 837-9887

For those desiring a position within the local government, The City of Houston maintains an official website, offering various services for not only current employees, but perspective employees. A job candidate may complete the online employment application, find links to available job opportunities and receive online help getting started with this process. Once the account is created, the candidate may search for and apply for open positions and also check the status of his or her application. The Human Resources Department is committed to making sure that the process is easy and very user friendly.

Labor Force Staffing Agency
12751 East Freeway, Suite C
Houston, TX 77015
(713) 453-3500

The Labor Force Staffing Agency offers Houston clients solutions to temporary and temp-to-hire requirements. Since 1970, this agency has provided quality employment services to clients through personal attention and innovative problem solving solutions. Labor Force Staffing Agency is completely free for anyone searching for employment in the Houston, Texas area.

Houston Veteran Job Fair
Recruit Military
501 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77002

Hours: April 4 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For those who have served our country and are now seeking employment outside of the military, there is an annual Houston Veteran’s Job Fair sponsored by Recruit Military and attended by over 8,000 job seekers since the events have been in place. This extraordinary event allows companies and veterans to meet face to face in an open setting. Interested candidates may register on the website in order to secure placement at the next job fair.

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