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Old 08-09-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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It's very difficult to get a job in SC...ugh...I should have never moved away from the Upstate...just thought I would share my sorrows.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hang in there! How long have you been looking? The Greenville area was recently ranked the 3rd best job market in the nation based on employers reporting their intentions to keep staffing levels the same or increase them in the near future.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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It's difficult to get a job anywhere in the U.S. right now. Like UpstateBooster said, at least our area is better than most, for what it's worth.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I am glad companies in Greenville expect to hire more people, but the thing is "expect to" does not always equal new payrolls. Things happen and that "expect to" turns to "not hiring" pretty quick sometimes. 71,000 new private sector jobs in July is pretty dismal when millions are out of work. July is the start of FY for many companies yet only 71,000 jobs were added. When that 71,000 turns into several 100,000's we are getting somewhere. It is pretty rough in this state but you have to remember it is almost this hard anywhere else in the country right now.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I am glad companies in Greenville expect to hire more people, but the thing is "expect to" does not always equal new payrolls. Things happen and that "expect to" turns to "not hiring" pretty quick sometimes. 71,000 new private sector jobs in July is pretty dismal when millions are out of work. July is the start of FY for many companies yet only 71,000 jobs were added. When that 71,000 turns into several 100,000's we are getting somewhere. It is pretty rough in this state but you have to remember it is almost this hard anywhere else in the country right now.
Seems a major reason companies are holding onto $$ and not hiring new employees, even when they desperately need them, is that they're afraid of the negative effects of upcoming tax changes and the healthcare law. I truly believe if those weren't on the horizon, we'd see a MUCH more pronounced economic recovery.

Aside from that though, many companies have made solid commitments to moving here and/or opening or expanding facilities in this area - I think the recent high ranking for this area is deserved.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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Ive been looking for about 4 months now. I moved to TN a couple years ago, and am extremely homesick to be back in the Greenville area.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Threads like this always intrigue me. My wife is an HR manager, and has more open positions on her desk right now, than she ever has in the past 5 years. The interesting fact is that about 90% of the people interviewing are already employed with another company.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Ive been looking for about 4 months now. I moved to TN a couple years ago, and am extremely homesick to be back in the Greenville area.
So, you're actually looking for work in TN and not finding anything then? Now might be a good time to head back this way, if you're homesick anyway.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Beautiful SC
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Default Join Greenville Working on Facebook

Have you heard of this? Greenville Working is a group to join on Facebook that may be some help. Employers post open positions on there. Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: South East USA
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I feel your pain, been looking for months now, and have interviewed only a handful of times. Some have even told me I was 1 of 100+ resumes they received. However, I moved from Knoxville, TN which is dead right now. I will continue to look, because I just love it here.
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