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Old 03-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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299 federal job listings from a search within 100 miles of Jacksonville, NC. with the mode salary being in the 40K-59.9K range which is more than enough for the cost of living in the area in general. As I've said before, I dispute the claim that there are no jobs in Coastal NC, only no jobs for the untrained. There's actually a shortage of skilled labor in coastal NC. If there weren't there wouldn't be threads about people moving here for job relocation.

Norfolk and Charleston are better for job prospects. Both those places as a whole have lower unemployment rates. I'm just saying if there is something in particular drawing you to NC there is no reason to write it off. Anywhere the Federal Government is presene there will be jobs.

As for places to live for said employment you are restricted to the NE corner of NC, where you could find employment in the Norfolk area and from Craven County down south through Wilmington

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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Except for in Wilmington and Jacksonville, there are few businesses large enough to need someone with physics or business degrees. I think y'all would end up under-employed, working in retail or hospitality jobs.

I think the Virginia Beach area, including Norfolk, Portsmouth and Hampton Roads is a better prospect for technical jobs.
But keep in mind that the coast near Wilmington is on the South Atlantic Bight and Norfolk/VA Beach area is not. Between that and the latitude, IMO the beach season near Wilmington is about 50 days longer. If I were 20-something, that would matter to me. Heck, I am 50-something and it still matters...
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