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Old 02-01-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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I've been toying with the idea of relocating to the Boulder area for the past year. My brother-in-law lives in Louisville and my wife and I visited this past summer. We fell in love with the area and immediately put our house on the market here in Florida. I haven't sold yet, so things are a little up in the air, so to speak.
I work as a proofreader, and for the past few months I've been trying to find out about the availabilty of such employment in the area in question. (Obviously I'd feel a little better giving up a steady job that I've had for over ten years, if I knew that such work was plentiful in Colorado)
Unfortunately, I've not had much luck so far, and was wondering if anyone had any information about which(if any) of the towns in the Boulder area, say Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Broomfield etc, might be the best bet, as far as offering employment opportunities in this field.
I'm not really fussy either---ad agencies, direct mail, catalogs --I'll read them all! Thanks in advance for your help. Cheers then, Steve R.
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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Blimey..not a nibble! Ok, I'll sweep floors if I have to...
In general though, would the job market be described as reasonably healthy?
Thanks,
Not yet discouraged in Florida.

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Old 02-20-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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Low paying jobs that will not support living in Boulder are in great abundance.

A specialty job such as you do will require some effort to contact potential employers directly about possible job opportunities. There's a lot of qualified people in the area, so I'm sure that networking will be required to even find out about a job opening.

I have no idea what the pay range is for your profession, but I'd say housing in Boulder is $500K and UP. I have a friend there who lives in an older subdivision of small wood frame houses on tiny lots ... and his last assessor's report was $750K, for a tract house he bought years ago for $35,000. Another friend recently completed a 2,800 sq ft house on a minimal lot and was happy to have only spent $1.6 mil to finish it ... 2bdr/4bath, with an in-home theater and two large offices. Off street parking for 4 cars, and an oversize two car garage.
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