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Old 06-29-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Hi there, my husband and I are very seriously considering moving to Charleston from Upstate New York. We've booked a road trip to drive down the coast next month and see the area in person. We're going to want to look around at all the possible towns and get an idea of specifically where we might fit best. I was hoping that someone could give me an idea of what might work for us. We'd like to be somewhat near a beach (15 min. away or less would be ideal). We're going to want to rent a 2 bedroom apartment at first, for no more than 1000/month. It's important to me that this apartment has a pool, so I guess it would probably be in a complex or something. I'd also like to be in an area where there are things to do with my son who will be a year old. We would love to live near a village, or some place that would be considered "charming" (I don't know how else to put that lol).

Also, my husband is in the engineering field, so he's going to need a job. He has a masters in electrical, but he's working in systems, and experience in software, so he's pretty marketable. I was wondering what companies are in the area that he might be able to look into.

Thank you so much!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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Tell him to try Boeing, they are bringing in people from all over...
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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The defense contractors in the area will pay better. They're always hiring engineers. I would say SRC, SAIC, ManTech, Honeywell...I know there's others but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses! He's worked for a couple of defense contractors up here, which he really enjoyed. I'll pass all of this info along to him.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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The defense contractors in the area will pay better. They're always hiring engineers. I would say SRC, SAIC, ManTech, Honeywell...I know there's others but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
There is also General Dynamics but I'm not sure if they are hiring. It is worth looking into.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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There is also General Dynamics but I'm not sure if they are hiring. It is worth looking into.
Thanks, I'll just have him look into all of these places. It's really helpful to have some company names to start with, I really appreciate it.
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