ExxonMobil emphasizes increasing Houston-based workforce

Consider an investment in one of the homes for sale in Houston if you're looking for an affordable, high-quality house. The metro features a variety of employment opportunities that may help attract more potential property buyers.

ExxonMobil intends to relocate 2,000 workers to its new 385-acre north Houston office buildings. The company will move workers from its Fairfax, Virginia, and Akron, Ohio, facilities and plans to have 10,000 employees work in Houston by 2015. This could help rejuvenate home sales in the north side housing market, especially in areas like The Woodlands, CultureMap reports.

As the largest publicly traded oil and gas company in the world, ExxonMobil's growing presence in the Houston community might have a significant impact on the local economy. New residents could arrive in the area, which could lead to increased home sales and additional profits for locally owned businesses. 

ExxonMobil has already made a difference in several local neighborhoods. For example, the company has partnered with United Way of Greater Houston in the past, and helped raise $12 million during the 2009-2010 Caring Champions campaign.