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Old 01-29-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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I am currently living in Alaska and me and my family are trying to find a nice warm state to relocate to.. But we currently have good jobs and don't want to throw them away right now to move to a state with no jobs..Can anybody give me ideas of whats going on in there city or state??
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Once you mentioned warm I was at a loss. I hear AK has a lot of jobs but you are there already. Next guess would be Texas but we need oil to get above $50/bbl first.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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Right now isn't the time to move if you have a good job.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Buy an extra room heater, go the sun tanning beds for an hour every other week, and stay working where you’re at. This isn’t a good time to move and look for other work if you already are employed.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I can't name one city or state, regardless of climate where the jobs and economic picture is something besides tough or gloomy. 2009 is going to be another tough year, a time to hunker down, tie down the hatches and wait for the worst economic mess in many decades to plow through. Then, see where and what is left in reasonably decent shape and go out exploring.

Certain job fields remain almost unaffected by the economic mess, specifically things in the medical field and government jobs that are related to homeland security. US Border patrol is hiring like crazy, pay is not very high, but it would be in a very warm climate zone (along US-Mex border). Defense contractors that build unmanned drones are doing booming business too. It's a tough question in tougher times.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think that OK, ND, SD, those places out west have the lowest unemployment. But, they are not warm.

Probably a reason for that. Everyone wants warm!
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Yeah, I hear that ND and SD have a lot of jobs too... but they're cold. Well, I think they are anyway.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Lots of jobs here in Wyoming that pay well, but the winters can sometimes be really yucky!!!!
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:03 AM
 
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THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA. Jobs are booming here. Everytime some one is looking for change I prescribe this area. If you live here and you dont work,its by choice....YES even during the recession. Honestly my friends and I were talking and truthfully the only reason we know its a recession is from watching the news, and talking to our families back home, because the DC metro area has been blessed not to experience it!!
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Once you mentioned warm I was at a loss. I hear AK has a lot of jobs but you are there already. Next guess would be Texas but we need oil to get above $50/bbl first.
Better focus on deep south Texas. The McAllen area was the only market in Texas that hasn't lost jobs this year.

McAllen would be a serious climate and culture shock coming from Alaska.
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