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Outlook for San Antonio job growth remains positive

The new year is off to a good start in terms of job growth.  JPMorgan Chase recently announced plans to hire 250 full-time workers this year in San Antonio.  Similarly, locally-based SWBC plans to fill more than 150 positions.

Gearing up for the 2014/2015 school year, the City of San Antonio is actively looking to hire 100 teachers and staff for the Pre-K 4 SA early childhood education program.  Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction, a key contractor on OCI Solar Power’s 400-megawatt solar project here, will hire up to 40 people to staff a new regional office in San Antonio.  Retail giant, Walmart will also contribute to job growth with the opening of several new stores in the area.

Of course, it’s not all good on the job front.  For example, health-care products company Kimberly Clark Corp. announced that it will close its San Antonio plant by the end of June, laying off 90 workers.  San Antonio dodged the J.C. Penney bullet – Penney recently announced that it will be closing 33 underperforming stores across the country but none of the stores are in Texas.

Click to read related articles: Chase Bank will hire 250 in San Antonio in 2014 (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-13-14); SWBC hosting job fair to hire 150 people in San Antonio (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-13-14); Pre-K 4 SA to hire 100 teachers, staff for school year (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-17-14); Solar contractor Mortenson Construction to open regional office in San Antonio (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-14-14); Walmart opening first of new Supercenters in San Antonio (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-10-14); Kimberly Clark will close San Antonio plant and lay off 90 (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-15-14); J.C. Penney to close 33 stores across the U.S., but none in San Antonio (San Antonio Business Journal, 1-16-14)


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