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Old 04-05-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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We are moving to Colorado Springs in August 2007 and are curious about the job market...Are there jobs readily available? I am an office manager in southern California and my husband works for a large corporation in the customer service department but also has lots of experience as a warehouse manager...We don't know what to expect when we move there as far as pay and job openings...I have done research on the web searching Monster etc., but would like to hear some first-hand information. Any advice for us???

How about the pay scale? Is it much lower than southern California?

Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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Default Job Market in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has a huge military population that seems to be given first choice for job openings. Having lived in the area for 14 years I found that military retirees and/or spouses are willing to work for much less than the going wage for a particular job. Most, because or their retirement income, can afford to work for less which in turn lowers the wages for the rest of the community. There are also a lot of highly educated people competing in the Colo. Spings job market, maybe Colorado in general. I have 2 undergrad. and 1 grad. degree and found the job competition much less in Denver.

There are many workers that will commute to Denver because the same position will pay sometimes 25% more there than it will in the Springs. The Springs area has become a huge call center mecca so your husband may be able to find customer service work in that area.

Good luck.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hey there-

Not sure if you have done this, but you can go to the link below and it is a cost of living calculator. http://www.bankrate.com/brm/movecalc.asp

I think compared to California you will see a big difference in the cost of things. Are you hoping to find jobs before you move out here?
bashep
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Thanks for the link to the site! Very interesting to see how much less expensive it is there.

We would like to be able to move there already having a job secured. However, either way, August 1st we will be there. We are ready to get out of southern California. It is so expensive here and although we both earn a decent income, we cannot manage to get ahead at all. One of the main reasons we chose Colorado is because we both love the mountains and love to be outdoors. So, we are looking forward to all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Thanks again for the info.
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