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Old 06-19-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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I think both of you are correct... GDS is just saying some people on here have a different check list when it comes to moving to a new city.

Some people move without jobs and make it work... others try and fail. Every person and situation is different based on skill, age, job history, hustle, etc...

I don't think GDS is saying come down you will be fine... but more of a "if you don't have dependents, major bills and have friends in the area and can afford to try and fail, come on down and give it a shot"
Exactly.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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PLEASE have the job before you move. There are few (if any) jobs that are in demand in Charlotte. It is a poor market and it is not easy to navigate.
Agreed. Charlotte is one of the worst places you can move without a job right now. Charlotte's unemployment rate is as bad as Detroit's when you factor in suburban Detroit (Detroit proper is much worse). Most of the jobs created around here since the start of the recession have been low-end service or call center jobs. Question for the OP. Why do you want to move to Charlotte?
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Huh?
Felt explained things. I see what you are saying now.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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Agreed. Charlotte is one of the worst places you can move without a job right now. Charlotte's unemployment rate is as bad as Detroit's when you factor in suburban Detroit (Detroit proper is much worse). Most of the jobs created around here since the start of the recession have been low-end service or call center jobs. Question for the OP. Why do you want to move to Charlotte?
Absolutely not true and utterly baseless. Fact, Charlotte continues to grow at a faster rate than other places including Detroit, so absorbing the in-migration will inflate or impact the overall unemployment numbers. Basically, the probability of landing a job in a particular city/metro with lower unemployment could be more difficult due to a lower overall job growth in that city/metro. In other words, it's gonna be equally if not more competitive.

I agree with GDS and Felt, depends on one's situation as to whether moving ANYWHERE without a job is good/bad idea.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:11 AM
 
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According to our President & Governor " the business development" experts, we have millions of available jobs.
We have been out of the recession for years. Come on down.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd go ahead and scratch the real estate idea, though. Not the best time for that unless you have some really good contacts or an established reputation where you are.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I'd go ahead and scratch the real estate idea, though. Not the best time for that unless you have some really good contacts or an established reputation where you are.
I agree...
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Absolutely not true and utterly baseless. Fact, Charlotte continues to grow at a faster rate than other places including Detroit, so absorbing the in-migration will inflate or impact the overall unemployment numbers. Basically, the probability of landing a job in a particular city/metro with lower unemployment could be more difficult due to a lower overall job growth in that city/metro. In other words, it's gonna be equally if not more competitive.

I agree with GDS and Felt, depends on one's situation as to whether moving ANYWHERE without a job is good/bad idea.
some posters are on "Charlotte is the next Detroit" auto-pilot.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It may not be the next Detriot, but it sure ain't experiencing a boom in employment.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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It may not be the next Detriot, but it sure ain't experiencing a boom in employment.
And from what I have heard, aren't rental prices, overall, going up (or haven't they gone up in consistently since 2009?) That also has an impact on how much it costs to move here (in planning how much $$ to set aside til you find a job).

I do think it would help if OP filled us in a bit more about WHAT TYPE of job, in particular, he would be looking for.
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