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Old 09-19-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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My husband and I are thinking very hard of moving to the Shallotte area. How is the job market in that area? My husband is a trim carpenter, I do mostly office work, administrative. Are there any demands for these professions? We love the area, found a great house for rent, but do not want to move if jobs will be a problem. We live paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford any surprises! Any comments would be a great help!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Faerie88 good question. My husband has been in the constuction field for many years and we used to live in California until two years ago we moved to NC and now we living in Missouri. Let me tell you my husband was able to find a job right away when we moved to NC but it didn't last long as soon the job was done it was hard to find work and at least decent paying wages. I am a stay at home mom and live of pay check after pay check and the stress level was high.You have to realize pay in NC is very low do to the immigration population and housing market slowing done as well right now. You would be lucky to get at least 10-15 dollars an hr and no medical insurance. Now we lived on the Coast at the time maybe inland you get paid better.Hopefully someone can help you out on that.Don't get me wrong there is alot of building going on but when it comes to hiring they rather pay low wages for ok work than a decent wage for a excellent craftmanship.Well I hope I help you out some.Oh why we are in Missouri my husband got a better paying job in the nuke plants.
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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My husband and I are thinking very hard of moving to the Shallotte area. How is the job market in that area? My husband is a trim carpenter, I do mostly office work, administrative. Are there any demands for these professions? We love the area, found a great house for rent, but do not want to move if jobs will be a problem. We live paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford any surprises! Any comments would be a great help!!
I live in Myrtle Beach and I actually found a job in Shallotte. I do accounting. Pay is not too bad and I have medical.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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Faerie88 good question. My husband has been in the constuction field for many years and we used to live in California until two years ago we moved to NC and now we living in Missouri. Let me tell you my husband was able to find a job right away when we moved to NC but it didn't last long as soon the job was done it was hard to find work and at least decent paying wages. I am a stay at home mom and live of pay check after pay check and the stress level was high.You have to realize pay in NC is very low do to the immigration population and housing market slowing done as well right now. You would be lucky to get at least 10-15 dollars an hr and no medical insurance. Now we lived on the Coast at the time maybe inland you get paid better.Hopefully someone can help you out on that.Don't get me wrong there is alot of building going on but when it comes to hiring they rather pay low wages for ok work than a decent wage for a excellent craftmanship.Well I hope I help you out some.Oh why we are in Missouri my husband got a better paying job in the nuke plants.
That is what we are worried about, he makes really good right now, so he could relocate with his company to Mrytle beach, but I do nat want to live there. We had thought of gettting a house in teh Shallotte area, but are having a hard time finding a rental house. Thanks for the info though, this is good to know just in case he ever wanted to leave his current employer!
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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I live in Myrtle Beach and I actually found a job in Shallotte. I do accounting. Pay is not too bad and I have medical.
How far is the drive for you? Like I had said in my last post, if we can find housing there then my husband would be commuting to Mrytle Beach.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Woodlynne NJ
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How far is the drive for you? Like I had said in my last post, if we can find housing there then my husband would be commuting to Mrytle Beach.
Faerie,
Shallotte is 18 miles to Our Lady of The Star Church in North Myrtle Beach.
You can cut time taking Hickman Rd to Rt 9 and Then Rt 31 into Myrtle proper.
Good Luck
Dennis
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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How far is the drive for you? Like I had said in my last post, if we can find housing there then my husband would be commuting to Mrytle Beach.
30 minutes but I live in Myrtle Beach. Is your husbands job in N Myrtle? If so it would be about 20 minutes.
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Faerie,
Shallotte is 18 miles to Our Lady of The Star Church in North Myrtle Beach.
You can cut time taking Hickman Rd to Rt 9 and Then Rt 31 into Myrtle proper.
Good Luck
Dennis
You got it.....Shhhhh don't tell any more people about that way

So far I am loving life!!! I really am
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Old 09-26-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Woodlynne NJ
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You got it.....Shhhhh don't tell any more people about that way

So far I am loving life!!! I really am
Sheena,
OOPS, I'm sorry. It really does help using that route especially 31. It is an adventure at night though.
I would just love to be DOWN THERE NOW.
Will be as soon as we sell this place but I just have to wait it out.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Sheena,
OOPS, I'm sorry. It really does help using that route especially 31. It is an adventure at night though.
I would just love to be DOWN THERE NOW.
Will be as soon as we sell this place but I just have to wait it out.

I know the waiting is the hardest part. You probably feel like your life is on hold.
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