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Old 02-04-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Title pretty much says it all, I'm curious to see which areas of Florida have a decent amount of work availible or if it's pretty much dead across the whole state. Talking more about jobs for common, blue collar, H.S. grads. CSR, Warehouse, Grocery, Restaurant, Fast Food, ect, ect.

My sister wants to move back to the state but is scared she won't be able to find work.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Well, 750,000 are out of work here right now and growing every day. I would guess a lot of them will take lower paying jobs just to have something. Already it was hard to get a job even waiting on tables since we have a large amount of college kids in the Orlando area. Not sure about other spots.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: MI
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I'm going to say Pinellas County. It's the smallest (in area) and the most densly populated in the state approaching a million residents. Throw in Tampa and it's suburbs, Pasco County, Manatee County, you have a huge metro area,( I believe it's the 16th largest TV market in the U.S.). I don't care how bad they say the economy is now, it's where I'd want to be in hard times and I intend to leave this rustbelt Michigan and return to my hometown very soon.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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It seems like the Jacksonville economy is the most stable in Florida at this time. Plus the cost of living is alot lower than most other major Florida cities.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Jacksonville, then Orlando, then Tampa, then South Florida
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:47 AM
 
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I would list them as Jacksonville 1st, Orlando/Tampa as tied for 2nd, and Miami area last.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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We have friends who live in both Jacksonville and Tampa and they all have great paying jobs they love.

Both couples live outside somewhat of the metro areas but work inside the towns.

May come down to your liking of the area you want to live as well.

For me I would not be happy in Jacksonville because it does not offer us the things we like that say Tampa area does.

Doesn't hurt to look in multiple areas and weigh the choices based on many reasons.

The couple from Jacksonville moved to Pensacola when they first moved to Florida and did not like it and moved over to Jacksonville and are very happy there. And found better jobs so they got everything they wanted and more. They are die hard boaters!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: America
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The best area would depend on the type of job you are looking for.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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...or maybe she needs to tough it out until the economy improves?

Impatience is part of the reason our economy is bad in the first place....
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Tampa has a more diversified economy, but I listed Orlando first because there was an article out that advised that Tampa was going to lose more jobs than Orlando this year. Tampa is also larger, so the number may be larger but per capita it may be somewhat equivalent.
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