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Old 01-14-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Good afternoon,
I have finally decided to move to Columbus upon graduation from college in May. I am a 27 year old female and I will be graduating with my bachelor's in Communication. I am an Army veteran and was a human resources specialist and also a postal clerk for four years. I was also an Administrative Assistant outside of the military. I am also currently working on my PHR certification. I was wondering how is the job market there as of right now in Columbus? I am a single parent of a four year old daughter and making sure we are stable is my main priority. My mother is also moving with us so I do have a support system. Any helpful information will be great.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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It depends on the industry you want to get into, but overall, Columbus' economy is very good. The city, county and metro have a 3.7% unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the nation. So there are jobs.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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Good afternoon,
I have finally decided to move to Columbus upon graduation from college in May. I am a 27 year old female and I will be graduating with my bachelor's in Communication. I am an Army veteran and was a human resources specialist and also a postal clerk for four years. I was also an Administrative Assistant outside of the military. I am also currently working on my PHR certification. I was wondering how is the job market there as of right now in Columbus? I am a single parent of a four year old daughter and making sure we are stable is my main priority. My mother is also moving with us so I do have a support system. Any helpful information will be great.
Check with your college's careers department. They may be able to put you in touch with a few HR departments in the area. Moving to a new area with few contacts in your network is always difficult. However, what jb states is quite true. The economy in Columbus for college educated individuals without a criminal record is favorable.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Cbus-Ohio- To Florida
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I would think you would have no problem finding a job any were.. Jobs love to hire military..

Why Columbus??? Its a great place to build.. I been trying to get out of here.. Sick of the weather, no sunshine. Sick of the people..

Hard for me to make the move.. 2 kids in the best private school, built a business here, 2 homes to sell...
Im 34 years old and feel if i don't make the move now i never will.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I would think you would have no problem finding a job any were.. Jobs love to hire military..

Why Columbus??? Its a great place to build.. I been trying to get out of here.. Sick of the weather, no sunshine. Sick of the people..

Hard for me to make the move.. 2 kids in the best private school, built a business here, 2 homes to sell...
Im 34 years old and feel if i don't make the move now i never will.
So your kids go to great schools, you have your own business and 2 houses all at 34... but you want to move? What guarantee is there that you'd be anywhere nearly as successful somewhere else?

I've lived in Florida, and if you're looking for "better" weather, that's not the place. Unless you live on the beach or plan to have a house with a pool that you're going to use every day, the heat/humidity are suffocating for even longer than it's cold in Ohio. And then you throw in the biblical swarms of bugs... snakes, and other dangerous wildlife that could eat your pets from your backyard... it's just not that great. The development is all soulless sprawl and everyone's 65 and older. Worse, like most people, you'll rarely ever get to the beach, but most people think if they move there they'll go everyday. Reality is totally different. I don't know, I know this is paradise for some people, but definitely not for me.

If you want to move somewhere that has "good" weather in terms of being pleasant with sun, you need to find a more Mediterranean climate, like Southern California maybe.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: livin' the good life
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So your kids go to great schools, you have your own business and 2 houses all at 34... but you want to move? What guarantee is there that you'd be anywhere nearly as successful somewhere else?

I've lived in Florida, and if you're looking for "better" weather, that's not the place. Unless you live on the beach or plan to have a house with a pool that you're going to use every day, the heat/humidity are suffocating for even longer than it's cold in Ohio. And then you throw in the biblical swarms of bugs... snakes, and other dangerous wildlife that could eat your pets from your backyard... it's just not that great. The development is all soulless sprawl and everyone's 65 and older. Worse, like most people, you'll rarely ever get to the beach, but most people think if they move there they'll go everyday. Reality is totally different. I don't know, I know this is paradise for some people, but definitely not for me.

If you want to move somewhere that has "good" weather in terms of being pleasant with sun, you need to find a more Mediterranean climate, like Southern California maybe.
Some of your comments are so out of touch and you act as an authority on certain subjects. Just because you experience something and it doesn't 'float your boat' doesn't mean others have different desires. Frankly I don't think you can have empathy for this individual that has had success, is a risk taker and is now looking for better quality of life. Some people are fortunate to build a nice nest egg which allows them mobility to find what they consider is a better quality of life. Business people take risks and usually believe they can be successful any where. Frankly I can relate and have many friends that have done the same. Many folks I know down here have beach homes and are able to spend good amount of time there but I'm sure you are an authority sitting in your oasis somewhere south of the Rio Grande where the climate and quality of life is top shelf, you can have it...
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Some of your comments are so out of touch and you act as an authority on certain subjects. Just because you experience something and it doesn't 'float your boat' doesn't mean others have different desires. Frankly I don't think you can have empathy for this individual that has had success, is a risk taker and is now looking for better quality of life. Some people are fortunate to build a nice nest egg which allows them mobility to find what they consider is a better quality of life. Business people take risks and usually believe they can be successful any where. Frankly I can relate and have many friends that have done the same. Many folks I know down here have beach homes and are able to spend good amount of time there but I'm sure you are an authority sitting in your oasis somewhere south of the Rio Grande where the climate and quality of life is top shelf, you can have it...
It's an opinion based on my own experience, chill. You always chime in when I mention my negative views of any Southern state.

In terms of comfort, yeah, the climate where I am is almost perfect. Though for me, as someone who likes 4 seasons, it's somewhat boring.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Cbus-Ohio- To Florida
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Some good points... Last week we had temps below zero.. In my line of work i got to be out in it at 2am salting parking lots.. Bring on the bugs and the swimming pool.

Its scary to drop it all on a wish. Im confident i can build another company.. Plan is to have 1 year of bill money saved. Maybe rent out one of the houses here for a backup plan so we own it. Subcontract out my big contracts so i still have work if i need to come back home.. Head south and hope for the best..
Im board here.. Feel like i've done it all, reached my goals here. Time to set bigger and better goals
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:27 AM
 
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Some of your comments are so out of touch and you act as an authority on certain subjects. Just because you experience something and it doesn't 'float your boat' doesn't mean others have different desires. Frankly I don't think you can have empathy for this individual that has had success, is a risk taker and is now looking for better quality of life. Some people are fortunate to build a nice nest egg which allows them mobility to find what they consider is a better quality of life. Business people take risks and usually believe they can be successful any where. Frankly I can relate and have many friends that have done the same. Many folks I know down here have beach homes and are able to spend good amount of time there but I'm sure you are an authority sitting in your oasis somewhere south of the Rio Grande where the climate and quality of life is top shelf, you can have it...
Don't waste your time trying to argue any common sense into him. Like the saying goes people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I've been waiting to hit him with some hardcore facts but he wouldn't accept the truth about his precious state. I'm not a homer in the least bit because I understand the shortcomings of my home state but not to him nothing is wrong with little ole Ohio. Everything is pristine and waterfalls . I will happily sit back and sip my tea while thousands of people continue to flee up north with their degrees an all while some other states barely chug along. Oh by the way the weather is perfect in Florida now since you have so much to say about how bad it is but that's my opinion since you like playing that card all the time.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Don't waste your time trying to argue any common sense into him. Like the saying goes people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I've been waiting to hit him with some hardcore facts but he wouldn't accept the truth about his precious state. I'm not a homer in the least bit because I understand the shortcomings of my home state but not to him nothing is wrong with little ole Ohio. Everything is pristine and waterfalls . I will happily sit back and sip my tea while thousands of people continue to flee up north with their degrees an all while some other states barely chug along. Oh by the way the weather is perfect in Florida now since you have so much to say about how bad it is but that's my opinion since you like playing that card all the time.
I'd love to hear some hardcore facts.

Ohio has plenty of problems. I have never said otherwise. If you don't like extreme weather, though, moving to Florida from Ohio is not a trade-up. You're just replacing one extreme for another. There are tons of places that are better, both in and out of the US.

Ohio to Florida domestic migration has fallen by over 70% since 2005, and even out of those that move there, 8 in 10 end up moving back.
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