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Old 01-15-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Thank you for all the insight. We have never had a problem finding work anywhere else and it seems like overall Denver will be the same. The rental market in Denver is amazing to us, but we are moving from Chicago so we are use to high prices and intense competition to find a place.

David Aguilar, may I ask what makes it so difficult?
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Thank you for all the insight. We have never had a problem finding work anywhere else and it seems like overall Denver will be the same. The rental market in Denver is amazing to us, but we are moving from Chicago so we are use to high prices and intense competition to find a place.

David Aguilar, may I ask what makes it so difficult?
Hard to find good people, equally as hard to keep them, because there is plenty "better" to jump up to at virtually any time.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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David Aguilar,

That makes sense, sucks for the employers but I am excited to hear there are opportunities.

Thank you.
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:52 AM
 
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..The rental market in Denver is amazing to us, but we are moving from Chicago so we are use to high prices and intense competition to find a place..
Wut?? The rental market in Denver is far more competitive and expensive than Chicago.

I know this from experience..
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Yep, as an employer, it sucks.
This just means employers need to compete for more employees which raises wages and starts the cycle of development again! I'd rather live in a growing Denver than a declining one! Denver needs to continue to invest in infrastructure, education, and it will continue to grow and have a good quality of life. Now if the Federal Government would get on board, we'd be set.
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Littleton, Colorado
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FWIW my wife and I decided we were moving to Denver last year. In mid October of 2015 I put my 2 weeks notice in at a very nice job in Florida. By the end of the month I had 3 offers on the table for employment in Denver with high salaries - mind you none of the interviews were done in person. When I landed in Colorado on Halloween I had a job already lined up. My wife, who's career path is a little more specialized and jobs are harder to come by got a job in December. I would say the job market in and around Denver is super hot if you are educated/skilled. I had every intent of moving out to Colorado without a job and searching for one when I got here. I expected it to take awhile too to find a good job. I was so wrong. Turns out putting my resume up on the job sites was enough to trigger a flurry of opportunities before I even set foot here.

Rent/housing is insane here coming from Florida where the housing situation was dirt cheap. It was a bit of sticker shock however the higher paying salaries in Colorado balanced it out. Renting a modest 2/2 apartment in the popular areas (near downtown / light rail) can run anywhere from $1500 - $3000. Cheaper rents can be had if you don't need to be in the "core". Buying an OK house around Denver seems to start around $300,000 - $350,000 for nothing special.

Make the move, Colorado is so epic. We are so happy we moved out of Florida!
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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Yes, I sometimes wonder if the underlining thought for some people to move to the Denver area is.........."we can legally smoke pot!" Most people moving aren't going to state that, but wonder how many have that in their minds. Then again, there are those that hope they don't run into folks that love to use it and possibly smell like it.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yes, I sometimes wonder if the underlining thought for some people to move to the Denver area is.........."we can legally smoke pot!" Most people moving aren't going to state that, but wonder how many have that in their minds. Then again, there are those that hope they don't run into folks that love to use it and possibly smell like it.

Look through the forum for additional info, but there is A LOT more going on than people moving here for pot. Enough so I wouldn't even say it is an underlying thought.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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Yes, I sometimes wonder if the underlining thought for some people to move to the Denver area is.........."we can legally smoke pot!" Most people moving aren't going to state that, but wonder how many have that in their minds. Then again, there are those that hope they don't run into folks that love to use it and possibly smell like it.
I say it unashamedly -- part of the appeal of my (future) move to Denver will be that I can legally indulge.

I don't drink (don't like the buzz or the aftereffects), and I don't currently smoke (don't like the idea of consuming an "underground" product or buying it from drug dealers)... I don't take any sort of pharmaceuticals (thank the lord)... but in Denver, by golly, I will smoke weed.

Mary jane & mother nature -- two of my lifelong loves. Add in lots of sunshine, hiking, biking, snowboarding and I think I've found a great place to spend the one or two nanoseconds left of my "youth"...

My old job was in marketing communications... Do you think they'll do drug testing for that kind of position?
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