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Old 07-24-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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ANY city in the Midwest is better for jobs right now than Chicago, it seems (except maybe Detroit). I would have suggested Minneapolis, and it's a popular place for many Chicagoans to trek next, but you stated you didn't want harsher winters.

How about St. Louis, Indy, Columbus, Cincy or Cleveland? Or if you're willing to go smaller, Grand Rapids, Des Moines or Madison?
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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ANY city in the Midwest is better for jobs right now than Chicago, it seems (except maybe Detroit). I would have suggested Minneapolis, and it's a popular place for many Chicagoans to trek next, but you stated you didn't want harsher winters.

How about St. Louis, Indy, Columbus, Cincy or Cleveland? Or if you're willing to go smaller, Grand Rapids, Des Moines or Madison?
This is exactly what I was hoping for with my post. I was considering returning to SLC or San Diego but with recent events that have set me back further I feel going to a regional state may be less stressful and allow me to get out quicker.

I used to love the city of Chicago, but having been away for several years and seeing a better quality of life the things that are wrong with it according to how I want to live stand out for me more so than what I appreciate about it. Columbus and Madison sound great, and I loved visiting them. And I'm totally willing to go smaller. In fact, as I age that is my ideal. Thanks for your post!
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Chicago can be very competitive for certain fields, such as accounting. For a metropolitan area of its size, it lacks in accounting jobs.
?? Accountants? It's normally ranked as the second largest financial hub of the country, and I've never seen it anywhere but in the top 5 of accounting cities. It has almost 100,000 accounting positions, the second largest number in the country and one of the highest as an overall % as well.

There are plenty of areas where the city lacks job roles in relation to population, but saying Chicago lacks accounting jobs is like saying LA lacks actors or Boston lacks professors It's basically one of the strongest fields in the entire city.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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Houston has a booming healthcare community (largest med center in the country and still growing) ample jobs and a very Low cost of living. Summers are hot as hell, but everywhere has air conditioning.
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