Neighborhood Turkey Trot tomorrow


The First annual neighborhood 5 and 10k turkey trot starting at 13403 apple tree tomorrow at 8:20 am. (Remember – bring your own water! This is a fun but completely unsupported run/walk).  I just mapped it and put up a couple signs. You’re responsible for the rest!
And good news for all local runners – the favorite to win, Meb Keflezighi, just scratched!  That means this is anyone’s race.  There will be medals for top 2 or 3 kid finishers boys and girls (depending on how many show up and how we divide up the divisions).
This is a fun run/walk but there are always a few folks well past their prime willing to blow out an Achilles for glory.  For those people, we will be presenting the first-ever Neighborhood Runner’s Cup.  Each year the top men’s and women’s finishers will win one of the 2 cups and forever have their name engraved on it. (Under 30 not eligible. You haven’t been beaten down by kids and/or life enough yet!  You also must live in or around the local Neighborhoods)  The Runners Cup is yours to keep until the next race (which may be before Turkey Trot 2019) where you will have to relinquish or defend to keep it!
For a competitive edge: If you promise to use one of our sponsors, you get a 10-second head start!.
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Course Map.  (see below)
Starts at 13403 Apple Tree, Houston TX 77079.  From there you run on the south part of the loop on the map and go all the way to the end of Ramblewood where it meets West Forest near Memorial, turn around then when you get back to Yorkchester you run the north part of the loop – that’s 5k.  Do it twice for the 10k.
Get there at 8 and warm up.  Will start promptly at about 8:20 for racers and 8:30 for casual runners/walkers/people wanting to make room for turkey.
Thanks for the support from the folks below:
Rekruiters, (IT, Finance and Accounting staffing and consulting services)
Rayne Staffing (Engineering, Skilled Trades staffing services)
Network Datacom Solutions (consults, installs, integrates services and manages IT, communication and security system infrastructure)
Screenerking, Bill Jackson, (parts for Sweco)
Lyon and Tara Smith (Get your running shoes at Academy! Same prices as Amazon but you get to try them on!)
Kari and Ryan Oatman
Robbie and Anna Bellamy


1. Please come out. If you’re a last minute decision, please come or please let us know if you feel you need that extra bit of commitment to get out of the house on Thanksgiving – If you’re planning on running anyway, come on over!
2. There may or may not be awards for leaders and/or best Thanksgiving costume. It just depends if I have time to go pick them up. (kids or adults may enter.)
3. Competitivish Run begins at 8:20. Fun run begins at 8:30 for all puppies, kids, strollers, family and pet turkeys. (Please keep dogs on short leash for the safety of runners).
4. There are three portapotties on the course (Sponsored by Harvey the Hurricane.). I know they’re unlocked, but, that’s all I know. Our house is also open but it seems you always need one about mile 2.
5. If we have too many people for parking, is overflow parking across Wilchester at the park.
6. This is the first year so don’t expect a lot of support! We will have water, Gatorade, coffee, donuts, bananas, and granola but they might all run out… or we may have too much – (Everyone’s gung-ho until you have to wake up at 7 on Thanksgiving. .
7. Bring your own water for the run, the only water station will be at 5k
8. The route will be marked with spray paint and or signs on the roads at each turn.
9. We still have a few extra shirts – first come first serve.
10. Let’s have fun!

See you there,

Rekruiters Employment Report – Houston

First off, special thanks to all of our clients and candidates for helping us to be ranked as both on the Fastest Growing Houston Based Companies and Top Twenty Largest Placement Firms In Houston according to the Houston Business Journal. It has been an incredible four year journey and we couldn’t have done it without you.

With regard to employment, we see a robust professional employment picture at this time. We are still seeing high demand for skillsets in Accounting, Finance and Technology. Positions most in demand, as usual are developers (C# and Javascript) and Staff Accountants.  Management positions are less in demand at the present time, however we are still seeing a need in the marketplace.

By the Numbers:

Metro Houston added 5,500 jobs in June, bringing total nonfarm employment to 2,998,700, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. In a glass half full view, when looking at employment during the great recession, we have significantly grown the Houston hiring picture. June’s job growth is stronger than June of last year as well.

Houston’s growth showed wide variance by sector.  Houston also posted the largest ever one month gain for June and had the greatest gains in the state for the leisure and hospitality sector.  Manufacturing and professional and business services also showed increases. While June’s job growth is stronger than the 3,500 jobs added in June of last year, it falls below the 25-year average of 7,200 net new jobs for this month. On a seasonally adjusted basis, Houston added 100 jobs in June, far below the 25-year average gain of 3,400 jobs. Since peak employment was reached in December ’15, Houston is down 22,600 jobs (not seasonally adjusted) and down 11,500 (seasonally adjusted). Sectors recording notable growth in June were leisure and hospitality (+9,000 jobs), manufacturing (+1,900), and professional and business services (+1,600). Not only did leisure and hospitality post the largest-ever one-month gain for a June, it was also the largest monthly gain on record for this sector. The 1,900 jobs added in manufacturing were the highest monthly increase since October ’14. Nondurable goods manufacturing added 1,100 jobs and durable goods manufacturing added 800 jobs. Professional and business services grew by 1,600 jobs, the strongest over-the-month gain since June ’15. The sector has never posted job losses in June―not even during the Great Recession.



Houston’s unemployment rate still remains higher than the Texas average.


Energy Specific Industry Information

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts WTI to average $48 through the remainder of the year and $52 in ’17. Similarly, Goldman Sachs sees prices remaining between $45 and $50 until mid-’17. Supply and demand will need to balance before prices rally to sustained higher levels.




The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts WTI to average $48 through the remainder of the year and $52 in ’17. Similarly, Goldman Sachs sees prices remaining between $45 and $50 until mid-’17. Supply and demand will need to balance before prices rally to sustained higher levels.


If you are interested in more detail or different information, please let us know.