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About Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest city in the sprawling state of Texas. A melting pot of cultures, Houston has something to offer to everyone, evidenced by the fact, perhaps, that only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 companies than Houston.
Houston, Texas History
Houston, Texas was incorporated as a city in 1837 and was named after the then President of the Republic of Texas, General Sam Houston. By 1860, the city had become the commercial and transportation hub for the cotton industry, and by 1890, it had become the railroad center of Texas as well, bringing all types of new businesses and new jobs to Houston. The city continued to grow, but after World War II its industrial economy began to diversify. NASA arrived to build the 'Manned Spacecraft Center' (The Lyndon B. Johnson Space center these days), and the advent
of air conditioning meant that all kinds of businesses could now comfortably relocate to the city, where the sweltering humidity had kept them away before.
Houston, Texas Jobs
Who is hiring in Houston? Houston is of course a worldwide leader in the energy industry, but oil is not the only business in the city. The aerospace industry provides thousands of jobs in Houston. and the already significant health care industry is continuing to expand. In fact the single largest non-government employer in the city is the Memorial Herrmann Healthcare System, which provides over 19,000 Houston, Texas jobs. Memorial Herrmann, along with many other large hospital systems, are hiring in Houston all the time. The travel and leisure industry is also expanding in Houston. Continental Airlines is headquartered there, and over the last few decades, Houston has become the cultural center of the Gulf Coast boasting a world class art scene and hundreds of restaurants, stores and recreational facilities, which provide thousands more Houston jobs.