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Old 07-20-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Nowhere worth mentioning
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My husband is a commercial electrician. Is there a decent job market in Jacksonville? Is new commercial construction plentiful?

Any info you can provide will be great. I am really hoping to relocate to a place that is close to the shore, and I just had to rule out South Carolina because all evidence leads to no work for my husband. Please help!
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Swansboro
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Jacksonville will boast more residential and light commercial electrcian work....I do not know what he would expect to get paid......because of the bases here, there are some very large electrical shops here....just pull out the phone book or look on line....
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Jacksonville will boast more residential and light commercial electrcian work....I do not know what he would expect to get paid......because of the bases here, there are some very large electrical shops here....just pull out the phone book or look on line....
Well right now he works out of the DC/VA corridor and makes $30/hr. but the cost of living is very high here. From what I can tell, the cost of living in the Carolinas is more reasonable, so we would expect a lesser rate of pay. However, if the rate of pay for his line of work is in the teen's, well, that would be a problem!
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Swansboro
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He might make 15-20 something an hour...I do not believe that most electricians here are in any unions, except those at an industrial site...
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I'm not sure where they are down at Lejeune (Jacksonville), but up at Cherry Point (Havelock) I know that there is a good deal construction going on due to them building new housing and new facilities for the incoming hornet squadrons.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Default job market for electricians

The job market for electricians is very good! There is a lot of new construction going on, both in local housing and on the military bases. That's with civilian firms, plus all of the bases, city and county governments, and school systems have their own electricians on staff, with great benefits. Camp Lejeune is increasing troop strength, which means more Marines and their families moving here, which means more houses and apartments, schools, stores, restaurants, etc. Jacksonville is growing quite a bit. Plus there's all the work to be done for renovations that people are doing (including myself). Cost of living here is pretty decent and the beaches are nice. You can still find some nice houses in the $130-$180K range.
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