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Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hello All,

I'm not too familiar with the Charleston area but I'm just curious about the job market there. What is there a need for in Charleston? What kind of businesses thrive there? How is the cost of living? Like I said, I'm just curious. Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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Cost of living really depends on where you want to live in the Charleston area. If you are going to try to live in or really near DT Charleston be prepared to pay through the nose, Mt Pleasant is a little less but still higher while Moncks Corner is dirt Cheap...

Boeing has 50+ jobs listed on their BESS website, if you look at indeed or Monster there are atleast 50~100 new job listings per day, some are repeats of older jobs that are hard to fill.

It really depends on your skill set and what you bring to the table....
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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I recently moved to Charleston because my husband accepted a position here as a general manager. I have an MBA and a BS in chemistry, 12 yrs of experience, applied about 100 jobs and has not gotten single call.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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I recently moved to Charleston because my husband accepted a position here as a general manager. I have an MBA and a BS in chemistry, 12 yrs of experience, applied about 100 jobs and has not gotten single call.
As I replied to you in the thread you started ... the economy is really on an upswing around here.

(Details posted in your thread Recently moved and finding it difficult to find a job in Charleston, SC! )
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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It all depends on what field you are looking in. There are a ton of jobs in my field and I had no problem finding a job before I moved here and found another job recently without trying very hard.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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My wife and I set a goal of relocating here last year. It took me 8 months to land a position and 10 for her. We were very fortunate and didn't do anything beyond sending resumes and making follow up calls. Just be persitent.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I believe there are plenty of less then $25K per year (less then $12 per hour) jobs in all of SC, including the Charleston area. One you want over that with benefits, the jobs are a bit scarcer.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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I believe there are plenty of less then $25K per year (less then $12 per hour) jobs in all of SC, including the Charleston area. One you want over that with benefits, the jobs are a bit scarcer.
Not really anything skilled or that require any special training will pay more than that, unskilled labor gets about $12.00/hr, forklift drivers can expect up to $14.00/hr, maintenance workers are north of $20.00/hr. There are lots of these jobs, the problem is that there are even more people applying for them...
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