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Old 06-13-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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I am newly married and do not have children. I would like to start a family and currently live near St. Louis where I have lived almost all my life. My husbands mom lives in Atlanta and we are considering moving there. I really dislike winters here in the Midwest but I love the small town feel I get from my town. What advise would you give me in terms of moving or staying?
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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If you can get jobs before you come sure. Otherwise, don't move here.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Whittier, CA
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@Onthemove, I thought Atlanta had a hot economy???
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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@Onthemove, I thought Atlanta had a hot economy???
Not really. Definitely secure the job before moving. Things are picking up with jobs a bit in Atlanta, but I would give that advice to anyone wishing to move here.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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@Onthemove, I thought Atlanta had a hot economy???
It entirely depends on your particular industry and qualifications, things are looking up for some, but still very hard for others.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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How is the IT industry (Software) doing? Last time I checked Atlanta had about 5 times the number of open jobs compared to Los Angeles.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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How is the IT industry (Software) doing? Last time I checked Atlanta had about 5 times the number of open jobs compared to Los Angeles.
Lol. where are you looking?
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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How is the IT industry (Software) doing? Last time I checked Atlanta had about 5 times the number of open jobs compared to Los Angeles.
That's my industry as well and I would say yes things are doing pretty well for those jobs.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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I work in IT as well and that Industry is pretty hot here now.

I quit a job that I worked at for 7 years and had a new IT job within a month. Would have had a job sooner but I wanted to find the best possible option.

If you are in IT or the medical industry, you should not have a hard time finding a job in metro Atlanta (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-citi...th.html?page=2).
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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How is the IT industry (Software) doing? Last time I checked Atlanta had about 5 times the number of open jobs compared to Los Angeles.
My son went back up to New Jersey, near the city. Lots of IT jobs there, not so much here. Wish he could stayed with his Mama, but gotta follow the money and the jobs.

Atlanta is seeing tough times. Tough times indeed.
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