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Old 06-23-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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Question Moving to Chicago from Michigan

Within the next month would like to move to chicago from Michigan...the job market here is ridiculous.....would like to know should my husband and I secure a job first before moving there or would we have a better chance of finding a job once we've moved there? His background is Shipping/Receiving coordinator.....mine is Customer Service and Sales.....We're looking to get an apartment there and we don't have much we're taking with us. We've already visited the city and really love it there! Any advice would be great! Thanks
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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There should be jobs in those professions here, but to be safe definitely try to secure something ahead of time. What type of neighborhood are you looking for, alot will depend on job but in general what are you looking? (i.e culture, urban environment, peaceful environment, young people, good bars, cheap rent etc.)
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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As mentioned above neighborhood depends a lot on what you prefer personally.

When it comes work if you plan on keeping a car it would probably be good to be in a less congested area where parking is more reasonable and affordable. A neighborhood close to the highway like Roscoe Village or West Loop would give you easy access to jobs in the suburbs. It isn't required but it helps.

Obviously there is a ton of retail in the area, both in the city and the suburbs. You can get to the downtown ones via bus/train easy enough.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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I know job situation is very bad in MI, but honestly the low demand for most jobs is also very frustrating in Chicago region. If you have friends in the Chicago area it might make sense to use their address for contacts, as I hear that out of area applications are tossed...
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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Looking for cheap rent, but nice family area....very peaceful environment. When we visited we stayed in Schiller Park, which was really nice.....so somewhere in that area toward downtown chicago (which I'm assuming will be expensive).
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Within the next month would like to move to chicago from Michigan...the job market here is ridiculous....
It is not much better here.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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Within the next month would like to move to chicago from Michigan...the job market here is ridiculous.....would like to know should my husband and I secure a job first before moving there or would we have a better chance of finding a job once we've moved there? His background is Shipping/Receiving coordinator.....mine is Customer Service and Sales.....We're looking to get an apartment there and we don't have much we're taking with us. We've already visited the city and really love it there! Any advice would be great! Thanks
While I realize Michigan is down in the dumps for jobs, in all honesty, where isn't it? WLS reported yesterday morning that really the only state which is seeing ample growth in jobs and population is Texas and they also stated if anything Chicago is stagnant population wise and loosing jobs. That said, you better have a job lined up ahead of time before coming here because Chicago isn't cheap and those savings can get chewed up real fast here and it may take a while to find a job that pays more than minimum wage.
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: GLOBAL
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There are not many jobs here and rent is expensive as heck here. I suggest you bring enough monies to pay rent and grocery for six months. Labor jobs re usually in Bensenville,Bedford Park towns like that
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Chicago is probably better then Michigan for jobs, but not a lot , I live in Michigan and I'm probably moving near Chicago myself, I have a business degree, but I plan on having a job before I move.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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I am from the Chicago are originally but I went to Michigan for school and moved back. The market here isn't nearly as bad depending on what you do anyway. Michigan was in a downturn before this recession. Things have only furthered it.

The bottom line is there are more jobs here to try and get. In Michigan there are really very few.
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