Houston, a great place to live and work
Houston is a business leader with a vibrant economy and an abundance of amentities and resources.
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) employs a competitive hiring process for Faculty, Staff and Administrators. We offer a wide-range of benefits for our employees and their family members. To view our employee benefits, visit HCC Summary of Benefits. We employ full-time, part-time/adjunct and temporaries for a composite institutional staffing of approximately 6,000 employees.
Houston Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.
James David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance
3100 Main Street, Suite 702
Houston, TX 77002
713.718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu
Houston, with 2.2 million residents, is the fourth most populous city in the United States, trailing only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The city is the largest in the South and the Southwest.
Interesting Facts about Houston
Houston is the nation’s demographic future. In racial and ethnic composition, the Houston of today very much resembles the U.S. 40 years hence.
- 38.8% Anglo
- 35.9% Hispanic
- 16.7% African American
- 6.7% Asian/Other
More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston. That's the third largest number of languages spoken in a U.S. city behind New York (192) and LA (185). More than a third of Houstonians older than five speak a language other than English at home.
Houston has a very young population. Approximately 22.6% of residents are age 5 to 19, the largest population segment.
Houston ranks first among U.S. cities where paychecks stretch the furthest, according to Forbes.
Houston is home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country (49) behind New York (72).
There are more than 10,000 restaurants in the Houston area with culinary choices that represent more than 70 countries and American regions.
The Greater Houston area has 14 major institutions of higher learning and more than 60 degree-granting colleges, universities and technical schools.
Houston has 17 sister city relationships promoting business opportunities across five continents: Australia (1), Asia (6), Europe (7), Africa (1) and Americas (2).
Houston’s cultural events and exhibitions report 9.2 million visits per year.