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Old 08-23-2007, 01:00 AM
 
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Are there many jobs and what are the normal wages going for? 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 an hour?Any high paying jobs?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:10 AM
 
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What kinds of jobs are you looking for? That question is way too general.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Are you kidding? A person cant live on 10 bucks an hour, even out here. Though many places dont pay much more than that (depending on the field of work youre in) some are having a tough time making it on 13.00 hr jobs.
That really depends too, on what your qualifications might be. Keep in mind a lot of fields of construction have slowed down in some areas. I know several people who are out of work right now.
But again, the work youre looking for will have a factor on what you make or how steady the income will be.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Prescott Valley is something like 2.5%-3% unemployment. If you want a job you've got one. I don't know what the jobs pay though.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow!
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You need to let us know what you do or what your looking for. Your question has many answers on many levels....are you a Doctor, Teacher, Nurse, Police Officer, Painter, Mechanic, Roofer? The job market is not all that diverse in Tucson, but some fields are screaming for help and some are laying off......
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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Ok, what jobs are screaming for help?

$10 an hour is better than no job in the mid-west. And winter is coming.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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In my experience (I am an automotive alignment technician); the Phoenix area and, surprisingly enough, the Bullhead City area I have done well $$$ wise.

Tucson flat sucks probably due to the proximity to the Mexican border------a Mexican citizen can legally commute from Nogales, Sonora to Tucson in maybe one hour.

The Prescott area which includes Prescott Valley seems to have a fair amount of reasonable paying work as well......be advised that rentals there are a tad high.

Flagstaff: expensive with low wages-------but the scenery there is to 'die for' if one can deal with the winters.

In a nutshell: I would steer clear of anywhere south of the 35th parallel (latitude)........which bisects the Phoenix area.

NOTE: I am referring to so-called 'non' professional jobs......the ones that do not mandate college education.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow!
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Smile Got Skills??

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Ok, what jobs are screaming for help?
If your a teacher, registered nurse, roofer, Doctor or can drive a School bus....those fields are wanting for people right now in Tucson.

O.Nana
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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I'm not a Dr., but I can play one on TV--hee hee hee
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I know two-income families where both wage earners make $10/hr in Arizona and own their own home. Honestly, I don't know how they do it, but they do. Of course it probably depends greatly on where you live in AZ.

Regards,
Kdog
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