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Old 06-12-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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Awesome!
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more reaction on this forum. Atlanta has seemed to have much more in-migration than many other metros around the country.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Great press for those that say "Atlanta is dead".
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more reaction on this forum. Atlanta has seemed to have much more in-migration than many other metros around the country.
Only negative post receive attention on here. If the post would have been "atl job growth looking bad" this thread would be at 12 pages by now
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: upstate NY
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I am very interested in what people who live in ATL have to say about the area. I am considering re-locating in the near future. I am married, have grown children so schools are not an issue. We are in our late 40's and seeking a friendly, quiet neighborhood in a nice suburb. I am finishing up a BS in Community Health and Human Services w/con in Health Care Admin, my husband has 30 years experience in all phases of residential/commercial construction but would prefer to work in commercial. We will likely rent for a while, preferably a nice 3 b/2 b home, not an apt. Would like to find work within a 30 mi radius of our home. Also seeking a safe, low-crime area. Appreciate any responses. Thank you.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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I am very interested in what people who live in ATL have to say about the area. I am considering re-locating in the near future. I am married, have grown children so schools are not an issue. We are in our late 40's and seeking a friendly, quiet neighborhood in a nice suburb. I am finishing up a BS in Community Health and Human Services w/con in Health Care Admin, my husband has 30 years experience in all phases of residential/commercial construction but would prefer to work in commercial. We will likely rent for a while, preferably a nice 3 b/2 b home, not an apt. Would like to find work within a 30 mi radius of our home. Also seeking a safe, low-crime area. Appreciate any responses. Thank you.
You're looking at two fields with pretty poor outlooks overall.

Construction is dead here- both residential and commercial, and unlike some areas of the country, commercial contractors here cover huge geographical areas. Unless your husband is willing to spend months/years living at a jobsite in Alabama, Mississippi or Florida (even though he's working for an Atlanta-based contractor), he's not going to have much luck finding work, and even with that caveat, positions are still few and far between. His chances of ever working within 30 miles of the house are pretty slim unless he's in an office-based position.

Georgia (and the South in general) isn't known for having vast social services programs, and those positions that do exist aren't usually high paying positions. If you're spending the time and money on a degree and you want to get paid for that effort, this probably isn't the place to do it. If you're doing it for the love of the field, you'll still have a hard time finding a spot, but the poor pay may not bother you as much.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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Yes, Bob's post about your job sector is accurate. There is some job growth here, but it largely depends on your field. Real estate, construction and areas related to it are still hurting quite a bit. I don't know much about social services, but you will find some other job threads here that say the same thing.

If you want to work in government sector, try the federal government, not positions with the state or with the counties, as they all have budget problems all over Georgia, not just Atlanta specifically.

If one of you can secure a job before moving, then try, otherwise, I would switch fields if you really want to be in Atlanta.
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