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Old 10-28-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Interesting stuff, ckh. Thank you for the recommendations. I am pretty interested in Providence.
No problem, I add where I live, but the actual city is a little but under 150k. I thought about Lansing/East Lansing in MI, which combined would fit the criteria, but I don't know if that would be an issue. If you did consider each, I would look near the universities in both areas.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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Syracuse sounds interesting as well. The 150k comment was more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. I just want an actual city with a city atmosphere that is more cosmopolitan and liberal than the place I am in.

Thanks for all your recommendations. So much to consider. Wish I had firmer footing, but if I get laid off in January, I need to get out of here. And I am not waiting for a job to come to me.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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Those all sound pretty good. I've thought about the first three quite a bit. Haven't considered the last two at all, so I'll look into them. Thanks.



Well, I am an electrician by trade, so anywhere with good electrical prospects.
Are you a commercial or residential electrician? That makes a lot of difference. Because in that case, it would depend on if a city had a lot of construction projects being a commercial electrician. If you're more of a residential one, then areas with high home ownership would definitely be where you would want to go. NYC doesn't have a ton of construction, and I think much of their work is unionized. So you may have a harder time breaking in there. California has a lot of home ownership, but who knows how often these places have electrical problems. You're in a field where you can basically work anywhere, but the work may be fast or slow depending on where you go.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Industrial electrician, actually. No residential or commercial electrical experience at all. Although commercial and industrial are much closer in many respects, so probably wouldn't be much of a stretch for me to do it, especially since it is much easier. So I think areas with high concentrations of industries would be best.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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Syracuse sounds interesting as well. The 150k comment was more of a guideline than a hard and fast rule. I just want an actual city with a city atmosphere that is more cosmopolitan and liberal than the place I am in.

Thanks for all your recommendations. So much to consider. Wish I had firmer footing, but if I get laid off in January, I need to get out of here. And I am not waiting for a job to come to me.
In that case, I think that both of those places would fit. There are some jobs in the area that may fit too.

If you came here, I think that you would like Downtown, Franklin Square or Westcott.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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So where you coming from in the first place?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Tri-Cities, Tennessee. Backwards little place with nothing to offer anyone and higher than expected cost of living for what it does offer.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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In that case, I think that both of those places would fit. There are some jobs in the area that may fit too.

If you came here, I think that you would like Downtown, Franklin Square or Westcott.
Perhaps. The only problem I see is that it is very de-industrialized, which isn't a good thing for someone like me.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Tri-Cities, Tennessee. Backwards little place with nothing to offer anyone and higher than expected cost of living for what it does offer.
Don't blame you for wanting to move lol.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Perhaps. The only problem I see is that it is very de-industrialized, which isn't a good thing for someone like me.
There are still industries here, but not necessarily just within city limits. Here are some in the area that may work: Industrial Electrician - Fulton, NY 13069 - Indeed Mobile

Industrial Electrician - Auburn, NY - Indeed Mobile

Electrical Technician - Cazenovia, NY - Indeed Mobile

Panel Fabricator / Electrician - Liverpool, NY - Indeed Mobile

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Road Electrician - Syracuse, NY - Indeed Mobile

You may find something here too: Electrical jobs in Syracuse, NY - Indeed Mobile

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