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IT job front looks good in Austin, Texas

Home of over 80 video game development companies, Austin may be the place to be for IT pros.

Austin, Texas has been in the news a lot lately but only because it is the home of Sandra Bullock, America's Most Recently Scorned Sweetheart. Austin may also be the place to be for techs.

According to BNET.com, the city has seen tremendous growth in digital media. And according to a survey done in 2009 by the city's Chamber of Commerce, the area is a hotbed for video game developers-it's currently the home of 80 video game shops employing about 3,000 employees.

Among the tech companies with locations in Austin are Dell Inc., Electronic Arts, IBM Corp., and Advanced Micro Devices. Austin is also home to the University of Texas, one of the leading research institutions in medicine, tech, and engineering.

Here's a job board that lists some of the openings:

http://www.jobserve.us/JobListing.aspx?shid=366B8CAD09D11DEC36&lid=101382

About Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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