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Old 12-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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I am currently living in Indiana right now and am going to move to Colorado hopefully by the end of March. I am 23 years old, single, work for the carpenters union. I would like to move somewhere I can meet good people around my age and get a good job with the union. I would really like to get into heavy highway construction. I will prob have around a 40,000 a year income if i get to work with the union in colorado. Can anybody give me any advice on any of this. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks I really appriciate it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I thought a lot of the highway work now was being done by illegals hired as non-union "independent contractors" to get around documentation requirements. At least that's what's happening a lot here on the East Coast.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Get something straight--the union doesn't hire you or pay you, a contractor does. Construction is Colorado, like the rest of the US, is in poor shape now. There are tons of unemployed construction people already rattling around this state. Like it or not, Colorado tends to be fairly strongly anti-union, as well. Road construction in Colorado, though it pays well, is highly seasonal. There are a couple of major road contractors based in Colorado, but a number of contracts often go to out-of-state contractors. Government funding for a lot of those projects has also been canceled or delayed in the last 12-18 months. I suspect that problem may get worse as time goes on.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Government funding for a lot of those projects has also been canceled or delayed in the last 12-18 months. I suspect that problem may get worse as time goes on.
Did you not get any stimulus bucks?
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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So I shouldnt move to Colorado?
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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So I shouldnt move to Colorado?
If you like Colorado come out and visit and see what you can find. I know there is a lot of union work around the Pueblo area and it is also a hub for the region for CDOT.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Pueblo is actually where I have really been looking to visit to see whats out there. Just dont want to waste a trip.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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So I shouldnt move to Colorado?
Colorado is scenic and has a nice climate which makes a lot of people want to move here. With all those people knocking on our door, wages are driven down and rents are driven up.

Whether you should move to Colorado depends on whether you're willing to make the economic sacrifice to do so.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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If you're moving to Pueblo, you're going to find this city a lot cheaper than most cities in the U.S., rents are fairly cheap here.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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I just came from fresno ca. because of the state unemployment rate which was the highest in the U.S I was out of work for about 7 months i worked in the concrete business. I came down to colorado and had 3 job offers non union of course worked for about 5 months and got laid off along with half of the company now im looking for work again.
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