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Old 02-26-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Stay away from Phoenix, they say we have jobs galore, but are wrong. Myself, girlfriend and ALL of my friends lost there jobs due to bad economy or jobs going overseas. All of us worked for respectable jobs too. Does anyone know about other cities out west that are flowing with new jobs????
Oh, I know. Phoenix doesn't have any jobs. Even fast food places are getting many applications. Yet people keep moving to Phoenix to look for jobs. Not a good idea.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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Pretty much anywhere in Texas is a good place, so is the Washington DC area.

Avoid Phoenix or Vegas at all costs. The only 'jobs' you will find there are minimum wage, burger-flipping jobs at like $8 an hour--even in 'good' days. Phoenix's economy is largely driven by low-wage, service industries. Sad but true. And dont even get me started on how many of the former 'real' jobs have been lost or outsourced. The Phoenix area now has among the highest unemployment rates in the country. Also sad, but true.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Seattle? Denver? Chicago?
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Seattle? Denver? Chicago?
seattle - maybe
denver - no idea
chicago - no

now i hear texas is good (and everyone here aknowledges that)
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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seattle - maybe
denver - no idea
chicago - no

now i hear texas is good (and everyone here aknowledges that)

I meant these cities are good for jobs. Especially in IT, Accounting, and other speciaizations.

ANd, yes Texas is great for jobs, but Houston is lame and Austin is running out of room
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I meant these cities are good for jobs. Especially in IT, Accounting, and other speciaizations.

ANd, yes Texas is great for jobs, but Houston is lame and Austin is running out of room
if thats the case then yes your right. Well im not too familiar with denver but yes chicago and seattle are great for accounting and others. the only reasony why i said no for chicago was because of the unemployment rate.

and houston's not lame at leat not to me. But everyone has their opinion i guess

mas23

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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if thats the case then yes your right. Well im not too familiar with denver but yes chicago and seattle are great for accounting and others. the only reasony why i said no for chicago was because of the unemployment rate.

and houston's not lame at leat not to me. But everyone has their opinion i guess

mas23


You're right, i guess Houston is not that bad, i just dont prefer it. Anyway, i think anyone can probably make money anywhere they move. You just have to stay determined and live within your means (something a lot of people have a hard time with). Treat finding a job like a full time job and you're bound to find something anywhere you are.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Billings, Montana
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota
Lincoln, Nebraska

Of course, these places may be colder in winter than you desire!
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Central Alberta
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I suspect Houston is an oil driven state? Much like the province I live in, Alberta... When the price of oil was down to $40 and for the 6 months following did things really start hurting in Texas? Of coarse now things have turned around and they are seeing a much better economy?
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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what about albuquerque or santa fe area? anyone know?
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