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View Poll Results: what state should i move to?
Manchester, NH. 8 26.67%
Worcester, MA. 8 26.67%
Portland, ME. 14 46.67%
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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Best New England City to start over in???


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Old 11-02-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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I love Providence,but employment in Rhode Island is hard to come by. Manchester, Lowell and Worcester are better for jobs.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:31 PM
 
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I love Providence,but employment in Rhode Island is hard to come by. Manchester, Lowell and Worcester are better for jobs.
And even Worcester and Manchester are hard to find jobs in. In New England, really, the only places that are easier to find a job in are Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, and to a lesser extent, Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT. The rest of New England is tough to find a job.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Three good choices, but I like Portland the most, followed by Manchester.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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And even Worcester and Manchester are hard to find jobs in. In New England, really, the only places that are easier to find a job in are Stamford, CT, Boston, MA, and to a lesser extent, Hartford, CT and New Haven, CT. The rest of New England is tough to find a job.
I don't think it's as hard as California, but I'm not there yet so we will see.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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I don't think it's as hard as California, but I'm not there yet so we will see.
Are you looking strictly for Communications employment or could you do something else, just in case?

Also, are you looking to potentially go back to school in the future?
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Are you looking strictly for Communications employment or could you do something else, just in case?

Also, are you looking to potentially go back to school in the future?
I will be doing something else till I get my degree next year. I'm already in college at an online school so I won't have to worry about going to classes or anything.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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I don't think it's as hard as California, but I'm not there yet so we will see.
I've lived in New England almost my entire life (I'm 31 now) and the major reliable centers of employment are Boston MA, Stamford CT, New Haven, CT and Hartford, CT. It's possible to find a job outside of those areas, sure, but VERY hard.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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I've lived in New England almost my entire life (I'm 31 now) and the major reliable centers of employment are Boston MA, Stamford CT, New Haven, CT and Hartford, CT. It's possible to find a job outside of those areas, sure, but VERY hard.
This could be rephrased as very hard to find a good paying job outside those mentioned areas.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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This could be rephrased as very hard to find a good paying job outside those mentioned areas.
That is correct.

Jobs pay very, very well in CT and Boston. In northern New England, not so much. Jobs in Portland and Maine in general pay dramatically less than they do in southern New England, yet the cost of living is not much lower in Maine.

I would say that the best ratio of wages and cost of living in New England is central CT, where the jobs pay very well, and the cost of living is not really that expensive, despite those who complain about it. Providence too, if you can actually get a damn job there. The wages in Boston are only a little higher than they are in central CT, but the cost of living is WAY higher, so it's a bad ratio. Then you have northern New England, where the jobs don't pay that great, yet the cost of living is about the same as that in central CT. So I would say that central/eastern CT and Providence/RI and even central/western Mass are a good ratio for wages to cost of living.
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