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Old 09-09-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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With all the people moving in would you say the construction business is doing good. I am interested in the construction trades. Denver has attractive weather, liberal leaning, 4 major sports, pretty walkable for its size. I am a young adult. I can get a room and share with roommates to lower expenses. I don't mind. An attractive city with a good economy? What more can i ask for.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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You've asked this question before. The answer is still yes. Construction is booming in Denver. What trade are you interested in learning? Are you planning on going through a Union apprenticeship?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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It's not Williston, ND but things are pretty good here.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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You've asked this question before. The answer is still yes. Construction is booming in Denver. What trade are you interested in learning? Are you planning on going through a Union apprenticeship?
Yes Electrician and yes a Union apprenticeship would be ideal abd awsome since it includes excellent education and benefits
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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Well yeah ND is booming more but Denver sounds more ideal. I am all for work but life outside of work is also important. I see Denver as a nice balance. How competitive is it to get into a apprenticeship? I am 20 years old. I am about to get my associates. My only work experience is retail. I live in El Paso. I want to work full time for 6 months to get more hands on experience before heading out there. Like a Electrician's helper. A laborer, a landscaper, something like that
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:34 AM
 
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Call local 68 and start asking questions. Check out their website. They should be able to give you an idea of the job outlook with the union here. You will go in for an interview and take a test. Your rankings for the interview and test will determine when and where they place you for work. Union electricians generally start their work day at 6:30am so be prepared to get up early. First year apprentices have class two nights a week and on Saturdays. You won't have very much free time for the first year. You will work hard. The good news is that you won't need to join a gym and you will have good benefits and learn a valuable skill that is in demand and is projected to remain in demand in the coming years.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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Call local 68 and start asking questions. Check out their website. They should be able to give you an idea of the job outlook with the union here. You will go in for an interview and take a test. Your rankings for the interview and test will determine when and where they place you for work. Union electricians generally start their work day at 6:30am so be prepared to get up early. First year apprentices have class two nights a week and on Saturdays. You won't have very much free time for the first year. You will work hard. The good news is that you won't need to join a gym and you will have good benefits and learn a valuable skill that is in demand and is projected to remain in demand in the coming years.
Thank you very much. Are you a union electrician in Denver?
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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It's not Williston, ND but things are pretty good here.
LOL!

Yes, Denver is booming...literally. I believe this city is bursting at the seams. The housing market is at an all time high, as well as the rental market I believe. So many people are moving here, that the new home and apartment construction can't keep up.

Anywhere in the Denver area you look, there's construction. Lots of it. Money, money, money. Denver is BOOMING.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Specially after the pot legalization...
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:43 PM
 
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i don't care for pot, skiing, hiking, etc. I just want to be an electrician in an ideal city. That being Denver
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