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Old 01-12-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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other than williston and the oil patch area in general, is there anywere else in this country where work is so plentifull and the wages are so high? thanks for any ideas.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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and if not, anyone know anywhere that is close to it? thx!
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Sheridan County, Wyoming
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[SIZE=3]Pennsylvania and Texas and Oklahoma[/SIZE]
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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in this area where I work is the only place i know of where the wages are genuinely good. Most manufacturing work in the midwest if it hasn't been outsourced, the wages have been reduced to the $10-12 range starting. There are exceptions but for the most part this is the case.

Seems like our standard of living is being lowered all over the country. Some of these example jobs paid $20 per hour in the past. Seems like it's only going to get worse, where people are going to work longer and longer to maintain the same standard of living. Medical costs are too high (and they are ridiculous) and the chinese copy everything even if the job is not outsourced to china. The influx of labor from mexico has backfired on the working class.. I'm sure the corporatists on the right wing like it though. Reduce the entire working world's standard of living to prop up the fortunes of the very top. Fortunately situations like this don't continue forever, but it will take economic pain to fix the imbalances in the system. Too much debt is needed to sustain our GDP and it will only get worse until we hit a 'breaking point'

I've been researching this growing debt to gdp thing since 2003 or so when I thought precious metals might be a good idea to protect against reckless, out of control debt creation. I'm amazed they've managed to prop the system up, by laundering each other's money, for as long as they have, without sparking major inflation much more than what we have.

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:08 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Pennsylvania and Texas and Oklahoma[/SIZE]
hey - any names of towns and mines in those states? thanks!
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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Pennsylvania is CBM.eastern Penn. thru West Virginia...Texas and Ok are oil.Midland area. The company I work for has openings throughout both regions. We are one of the major players so you can google oil/gas companies working in the Marcellas Shale in Penn/Niobrara Shale in Wyo/and Eagle Ford in Texas.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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The iron mines of Northern Minnesota are desperately looking to replace an aging population of miners during the next 10 years.

They're looking for people who are intelligent enough to go through the area community college programs in mining technology, and people who don't have a drug or alcohol dependency.

So, if you're ok with hard work, are sober and can consistently pass drug tests, and you have the funds and smarts to get through a year of community college, this is a really good bet!

Beginning miners are starting at $24.00 per hour. It's a union job that has great benefits. Miners don't work with picks and candles anymore - it's mostly heavy equipment operation. Yes, it's blue collar, but it's not health threatening back breaking labor anymore. It is a boom and bust economy, though - some miners were laid off during the bad months of 2010. That's because iron is used to make steel, used for cars and construction, and when those are bad it trickles down to the miners.

The cost of living in northern MN is low, and public services and schools are good due to mine company money. The area is only 3 hrs away from all of the fun of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Take a look on City Data at the towns of Hibbing MN and Virginia MN. Take a look at these community colleges: Hibbing Community College - HCC - Hibbing, MN | Home MRCTC The mines are part of multinational corporations and keep changing their ownership/management so it's hard to find them on-line, but search under MinnTac, or US Steel, or HibTac, etc.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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[SIZE=3]Pennsylvania and Texas and Oklahoma[/SIZE]
Parts of the Southern Tier region in Upstate NY is most likely going to get in on the Hydrofracking thing. Chesapeake has posted openings for jobs in the area(i.e.-Elmira metro): Chesapeake Energy Jobs, Employment in Elmira, NY | Indeed.com

There is some opposition due to environmental effects though. If you look at the Chesapeake website, the jobs are located in Big Flat or on the PA side around Athens: Job Opportunities | Chesapeake Energy - America's Champion of Natural Gas

Also, Health Care seems to be doing well pretty much anywhere.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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Des Moines, Iowa. There are plenty of jobs and it's one of the richest metro's in the nation when you factor the wages and cost of living.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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Louisiana is doing quite well in terms of unemployment rates due to the petroleum industry (drilling/refining) mostly. Not sure of what the wages are though.

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux 4.5%
Lafayette 4.9%
Lake Charles 5.9%
Shreveport 6.0%
Alexandria 6.2%
New Orleans-Metairie 6.5%
Baton Rouge 6.6%
Monroe 6.9%
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