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Old 05-12-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Are there many opportunities for IT in Hawaii or not so much? If so, which city and/or island would be best for IT people?
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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Are there many opportunities for IT in Hawaii or not so much? If so, which city and/or island would be best for IT people?
Honolulu have some IT opportunities.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:00 PM
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Location: Kailua
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Are there many opportunities for IT in Hawaii or not so much? If so, which city and/or island would be best for IT people?
Hardly any on the islands except for Oahu. In Oahu - I don't think I'd say many - but you do have major companies like Hawaiian Telcom, Hawaiian Air, HMSA, State/Local Government, etc IBM/Oracle also have offices here. My company - which shall remain nameless has about 200 IT people - the hotels mostly outsource. Expect a big cut in pay compared to places like SF or Seattle.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Most of the really computer techie folks I know tele-commute to their mainland jobs. Don't think that would work for hands on hardware folks, though.

I'd say look on Oahu unless you are specialized enough that someplace such as the observatories on Mauna Kea would want you.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The military may have something but they've stopped paying for relocation for civilians. Try the USAJOBS website.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:33 PM
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Location: Kailua
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The military may have something but they've stopped paying for relocation for civilians. Try the USAJOBS website.
You can also use Job Search | one search. all jobs. Indeed.com which crawls thru dozens of job search engines and put all the jobs in one place - it does pick up usajobs
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Hardly any on the islands except for Oahu. In Oahu - I don't think I'd say many - but you do have major companies like Hawaiian Telcom, Hawaiian Air, HMSA, State/Local Government, etc IBM/Oracle also have offices here. My company - which shall remain nameless has about 200 IT people - the hotels mostly outsource. Expect a big cut in pay compared to places like SF or Seattle.
The state NEEDS some IT people, I worked for them for 6 years and have never seen such an antiquated system.... 8 years ago they were still doing almost everthing on typewriters. Payroll is computed by hand, and sent in via a written form... each dept does there own.. it's not centralized.

/deep breath

Most of the banks have large IT staff, have a tendency to spend a lot of money in that area.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 PM
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Location: Kailua
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The state NEEDS some IT people, I worked for them for 6 years and have never seen such an antiquated system.... 8 years ago they were still doing almost everthing on typewriters. Payroll is computed by hand, and sent in via a written form... each dept does there own.. it's not centralized.

/deep breath

Most of the banks have large IT staff, have a tendency to spend a lot of money in that area.
I agree - the state needs IT people and solutions. But, they aren't willing to pay for it. The state pays low wages - so it can't attract the talent.

The irony is that they are willing to use consultants at a higher cost than just hiring people - even the big firms on the mainland - but the contracts are so one-sided to the state many consulting companies won't do business with the State of Hawaii - especially DAGS, Department of Accounting and General Services.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I agree - the state needs IT people and solutions. But, they aren't willing to pay for it. The state pays low wages - so it can't attract the talent.

The irony is that they are willing to use consultants at a higher cost than just hiring people - even the big firms on the mainland - but the contracts are so one-sided to the state many consulting companies won't do business with the State of Hawaii - especially DAGS, Department of Accounting and General Services.
Wish I could argue.... but can't. The appointed positions pay well, but you stay for 8 years max.

If you can live on there regular pay scale (somehow), their benefits package is unsurpassed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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The IT department at Maui County themselves say that they have a high turnover rate because they pay such low wages.
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