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Old 06-19-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think the best way is to have the Georgia Department of Labor link up with Labor Departments in other states and have a job database that will put qualified people in the pipeline for immediate gainful employment outside of Georgia as soon as possible. Our GADOL should then advertise this feature in a major media blitz utilizing the most watched channels so people that will be aware of employment opportunities in other states and then will visit GADOL's satellite offices.

Then hopefully, if people start to pick up on this program they will then leave the state, which will bring great relief to our overstretched unemployment programs.

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There needs to be a immigration halt into the metro for like 2-6 months. I bet in that time frame if no more people are allowed to move in unless they are BRINGING jobs then we can possibly reach some equilibrium.

It's like as soon as we get 1 job 10 people are moving into the metro. We gotta balance things out or keep people from coming for a little bit.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: GA
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Sometimes we have to take a hint. Try another market. If you're not networked in here good luck. IT is a great field and although your husband may not have his degree, he should be able to work. If you MUST move to the ATL, which I do not recommend, then use a local address and don't put the city and state of your previous jobs. You may way to leave off the name of the college you attended as well. That way, the person that contacts you won't be able to screen you out before talking to you.
Try North Carolina, I've heard good things and jobs are easier to find. Good luck. Has your husband considered going into business for himself or have you considered this as well? Sounds like both of you have a lot of experience in your fields so why not hire/contract out your work.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Walton County, GA
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It took me nearly two years to land a permanent job in Georgia. I have a IT and help desk background but no degree. Just experience. I had to take on gigs and work a temp job for 10 months. I must have put in hundreds of applications, networked with dozens of people, and spoke with most of the staffing companies out here. It sucked. I've never had an issue finding a job in my life.

I did have to take a pay cut, which I can deal with. I had to use savings and 401k. I love it out here, I'm still glad that I moved.

Good luck on the search, don't give up. The jobs are out here, its just getting the callback!
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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When I moved here I transferred with my job. I have been trying to get something else since I've been here because the job's benefits aren't good at all and hours have been cut a lot. I've been looking for 3 years for something here and nothing. It is very difficult to find a job here and there is a lot of competition very very limited jobs. To the OP, I think it's best to try Texas as mentioned maybe Dallas or Houston. I am planning on moving to Dallas myself. The Dallas and Houston economy has been doing very well for an economy that's not fully back yet.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Man! When I was in high school I figured no matter how much things changed. No matter how much automation came about or no matter how many manufacturing jobs moved to low wage countries there would still remain a need for knowledgeable geeks to design the products we all used and the processes to make them and highly developed countries like the U.S. would be the ones capable of providing this service. Therefore figured Engineering would always be a safe bet rewarding field to get into. Never ever guessed that one day companies would not only be sending factories overseas to have low wage workers do unskilled work but that highly technical engineering jobs would also be outsourced in mass to places like India, Bulgaria, and Brazil. How disheartening. Everything's FUBAR.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Man! When I was in high school I figured no matter how much things changed. No matter how much automation came about or no matter how many manufacturing jobs moved to low wage countries there would still remain a need for knowledgeable geeks to design the products we all used and the processes to make them and highly developed countries like the U.S. would be the ones capable of providing this service. Therefore figured Engineering would always be a safe bet rewarding field to get into. Never ever guessed that one day companies would not only be sending factories overseas to have low wage workers do unskilled work but that highly technical engineering jobs would also be outsourced in mass to places like India, Bulgaria, and Brazil. How disheartening. Everything's FUBAR.
It is disheartening, but not a huge surprise if you look at education in the US. American students score 23rd in math and 31st in science when compared with 65 other top industrial countries. We're behind Finland and even Lichtenstein. China is #1 for math, science, AND reading.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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So many responses and not one single positive one!? That is disheartening and perhaps a validation of what we've been experiencing in our hunt. So many questions now loom: How long is long enough to search for a job before giving up? If we stay put where we are, should we take advantage of interest rates and refinance our home? Should we consider other cities and, if so, which are most like Atlanta in terms of size, diversity, climate, cost of living?
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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There's plenty of software developer/engineer jobs available, regular IT I'm not sure about.

I'd get an Atlanta phone number and/or p.o. box
I think that would help the OP somewhat. We've ever had posters here say that one of the things they use to weed out potential hires is their location within the Atlanta metro. Outside of it would probably be worse.

In terms of there being "plenty of software developer/engineer jobs" available, a lot depends on precisely what (and precisely who) you know. Some employers are open to approximate matches, while others want to find a precise match and won't compromise at all.

To the OP: saying "IT" doesn't mean a whole lot by itself, since there are dozens if not hundreds of different roles which fit under the IT umbrella. A Windows server admin is probably not going to have it as easy as a senior project manager or an Oracle specialist, for example.

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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That's anywhere in Georgia.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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So many responses and not one single positive one!? That is disheartening and perhaps a validation of what we've been experiencing in our hunt. So many questions now loom: How long is long enough to search for a job before giving up? If we stay put where we are, should we take advantage of interest rates and refinance our home? Should we consider other cities and, if so, which are most like Atlanta in terms of size, diversity, climate, cost of living?
Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Austin.
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