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Old 04-13-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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hi..

my husband and I are thinking of relocating to palm coast and our major obstacle right now is finding a job.. we haven't had much success with the internet job search engine (monster.com, careerbuilder.com, etc.) and we were wondering if anyone had any advice on any local employment agencies or any other source that we might not know about. my husband holds an upper management position in a hospital if that helps at all.

Thanks!!!
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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hi..

my husband and I are thinking of relocating to palm coast and our major obstacle right now is finding a job.. we haven't had much success with the internet job search engine (monster.com, careerbuilder.com, etc.) and we were wondering if anyone had any advice on any local employment agencies or any other source that we might not know about. my husband holds an upper management position in a hospital if that helps at all.

Thanks!!!
Then what you do is google the addresses of the hospitals where you're interested in locating and send his resume/CV to the appropriate department. Why bother with monster/careerbuilder...those are basically just from newspapers. You could contact headhunters also.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: 84737
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Flagler County has the highest unemployment rate in the state, over 7%. There is very little work and wages/salaries are very low. PC is or was a nice place to retire, not to seek employment.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast, FL
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Flagler County has the highest unemployment rate in the state, over 7%. There is very little work and wages/salaries are very low. PC is or was a nice place to retire, not to seek employment.
True about the highest unemployment rate thanks to the building/housing crunch. Residential construction has definitely come to a halt but if you live in this county you can see the commercial construction is continuing on, at least so far.

Wages/salaries reflect the usual for Florida and depends on what your skills are. Now with so many realtors and mortgage brokers out of jobs they are even taking entry level positions which certainly poses a problem for our teens.

Still a nice place to retire or raise kids here. There's plenty of room for all. If you need a job get that first before moving here.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Palm Coast
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Default It's hard but, not impossible

My husband and I both stuggled to find employment here in Palm Coast so we understand how hard it is. Not all bad new though, there are jobs here, hospitals are always in need for nurses, doctors ect... We have a number of large hospitals within a 35 mile drive too.

My husband had 15 years of computer experience when we moved here from Maryland and could not find a job in Palm Coast or anywhere close enough to drive too. He was eventually offered a job in Orlando and we had a hard descision to make, leave Palm Coast (commuting was not an option) move to Orlando where crime is higher, rents are higher, traffic is a nightmare but, wages are higher, was it going to be worth it? NO! We decided to stay here and we BOTH started new careers! My husband is now in management in Lowe's and I am also in Mangement in Storage.
I say come with enough money to hold you over, things are looking up a little from what I hear from the Real Estate agents, so I think you should come to Palm Coast it is a great place to raise a family I think you will LOVE IT!!
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: NE FL
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Smile Palm Coast

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My husband and I both stuggled to find employment here in Palm Coast so we understand how hard it is. Not all bad new though, there are jobs here, hospitals are always in need for nurses, doctors ect... We have a number of large hospitals within a 35 mile drive too.

My husband had 15 years of computer experience when we moved here from Maryland and could not find a job in Palm Coast or anywhere close enough to drive too. He was eventually offered a job in Orlando and we had a hard descision to make, leave Palm Coast (commuting was not an option) move to Orlando where crime is higher, rents are higher, traffic is a nightmare but, wages are higher, was it going to be worth it? NO! We decided to stay here and we BOTH started new careers! My husband is now in management in Lowe's and I am also in Mangement in Storage.
I say come with enough money to hold you over, things are looking up a little from what I hear from the Real Estate agents, so I think you should come to Palm Coast it is a great place to raise a family I think you will LOVE IT!!
Glad everything worked out for you airjamgal. I too started a new occupation and obviously has worked for us also. It really is a nice place and oh so much better than a big city. Yes, a great place to raise children.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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hi..

my husband and I are thinking of relocating to palm coast and our major obstacle right now is finding a job.. we haven't had much success with the internet job search engine (monster.com, careerbuilder.com, etc.) and we were wondering if anyone had any advice on any local employment agencies or any other source that we might not know about. my husband holds an upper management position in a hospital if that helps at all.

Thanks!!!
There's only one hospital in Flagler County. It's owned by Memorial Health Care Systems. Halifax is in Daytona. Palm Coast is about an hour commute to Jacksonville, where there are many major health care facilities. You need to find the websites for those specific hospitals, not use some generic search engine. Good Luck!
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast
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I have lived here for 7 years and im not going to lie to you right now it is hard to find a job. however there are a few faithful fallbacks. palm coast data, (in house not homeworkers, they have a 5 year waiting list) and walmart. also there is always a need for people in the medical field. or wlamart. good luck and remember to look in the flagler county pennysaver as well.
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