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Old 06-25-2009, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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Closest from where? You can fly to Kodiak from Anchorage. Anchorage is available from most major western US cities, as well as Chicago, Twin Cities, NYC, etc.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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im flying out from Charlotte NC. Whats my best route to Kodiak? 2 flights? a flight a taxi and a ferry? Thanks in advance anything else u can tell me would be much appreciated also. and thanks bud for the live cams
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Just go buy a plane ticket from whatever source you normally would, like Orbitz or whatever and it will do that for you. If you plan on bringing a vehicle and goods, then you would want to schedule a ferry.

Those weather cameras are right on top of the tower I work at.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: texas
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i am thinkin of doing agency nursing in Alaska. after my year of icu exp . i am thinking of anchorage, since i have seen nursing jobs there with 6 figures in a cpl agency companies. i am a lil anxious, and excited same time. good luck and hope everything works out.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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I had no trouble finding work in Kodiak, of course, this was in 2005, when the economy was, umm, different. Within a few days I was working at a processing plant, and a week later i was on a salmon boat, I just walked into the office and asked for a job, then spent my lunch breaks at the dock, getting to know the fishermen. I really liked Kodiak, everyone was so friendly(which seems to be my experience with Alaska in general.) Good luck, and make every effort to go to the whale watching look out and see some whales.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Thanks Alot to all of you for all the help, so what all should i have lined up before i go?
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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i know a hotel room,and im waiting till i get there to get any kind of gear,im just getting anxious
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: In my own world
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I currently live in WA state and am considering a move to Alaska as well. Kodiak looks like exactly the type of town I'm interested in (Anchorage is too big for my tastes). I do worry about finding work, and the economy in general, but it is what it is. From all the research I've done, it seems like Alaska is faring better than where I'm at. Many suggest that it's important to find work prior to relocating, but for someone like me that's just not possible. I'm not a 'professional' per se, and can ill afford to fly back and forth for interviews, etc.

Housing does seem quite pricey, from the research I've done, so it would appear that there has to be well paying work in order for locals to afford the prices. I'm at a disadvantage since I'll only have one income. My goal is to head up there, with my travel trailer, and camp cheaply (free would be a HUGE bonus) while I look for work. If/when I find something, then I will look for a place to live which is affordable based on what I am earning. I have a 120lb dog which makes the task more difficult. Just my two cents!
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Wasilla
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I currently live in WA state and am considering a move to Alaska as well. Kodiak looks like exactly the type of town I'm interested in (Anchorage is too big for my tastes). I do worry about finding work, and the economy in general, but it is what it is. From all the research I've done, it seems like Alaska is faring better than where I'm at. Many suggest that it's important to find work prior to relocating, but for someone like me that's just not possible. I'm not a 'professional' per se, and can ill afford to fly back and forth for interviews, etc.

Housing does seem quite pricey, from the research I've done, so it would appear that there has to be well paying work in order for locals to afford the prices. I'm at a disadvantage since I'll only have one income. My goal is to head up there, with my travel trailer, and camp cheaply (free would be a HUGE bonus) while I look for work. If/when I find something, then I will look for a place to live which is affordable based on what I am earning. I have a 120lb dog which makes the task more difficult. Just my two cents!
Kodiak is beautiful, even though I admittedly only spent a week there while my wife was undergoing training. However, it's not exactly a hopping place in regards to employment. There are plenty of other great places within commuting distance of Anchorage where you will find a far better chance of finding a job.

Just my two cents.
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