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In-House Corporate Attorney Jobs in Houston Rise as Energy Companies Seek Solutions
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In-house corporate attorney jobs have seen a recent spurt, which is hardly surprising since law firms, independent lawyers and attorneys have always had it good in Houston. In spite of a lull elsewhere in the country, the demand for trained legal staff has remained hot here. In fact, such is the demand that energy companies are saying that they have expanded their in-house legal departments and have even had to award work to outside attorneys.

Experts opine that in-house corporate attorney jobs in Houston are on the rise because of the booming oil and gas industry that is seeing corporate houses scrambling to take on board trained staff to oversee their legal operations. Since this industry is prone to accidents, energy companies are keen to ensure that they have people to deal with industrial accident response and employee litigation. Further,the state and federal governments have stepped up monitoring and enforcement of workplace safety practices and environmental regulations forcing companies to play safe. In the aftermath of the explosions in a plant in Texas sometime ago, companies are anxious to have corporate attorneys on their payrolls.


Browsing, a comprehensive job resource site, will validate the fact that there are many in-house employment opportunities in Houston open for the keen corporate attorney. In-house attorneys will be expected to access new resources, initiate regulatory policies, address environmental concerns, resolve party conflicts and disputes, and generally serve as the legal advisor to the company’s executives.

Furthermore, the money is very good, especially for the experienced worker. Companies, apart from experience, look for people with sharp minds, the ability to think on their feet, and that have good communication skills. In addition, it is not as if  there are job openings only in the energy sector. Business services, education, and health are all areas where there is potential for employment.

Over the last few years, thousands of people relocated to Houston. Only New York experienced a faster growth. The weather here is nothing to worry about, but people don’t come for the weather, they come for jobs which are available in plenty. It is a very strong job market and no place in the U.S. generated as many jobs as Houston has over the years. The unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country.Apart from a boom in the oil and gas industry, it has also seen a spurt in technology and manufacturing industries.

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Living in this city means that your dollar can be stretched a little further. Housing costs are low and there is no personal state income tax. Furthermore, the city has a fun side to its business angle. It hums with vibrancy and it is remarkable how it has metamorphosed from being a swampland to the fourth largest city in America.Known for its fine art traditions, it is a haven for those who enjoy ballet, symphony and theater.

The relatively affordable housing market, an unending supply of jobs, a booming economy, and a welcoming clime make in-house corporate attorney jobs in Houston a very lucrative, fulfilling, and anticipated proposition.



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