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Old 12-19-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: modesto, ca
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Oh I understand and take no offense We are a pretty unified couple. We have known each other since 2004 and been together since 2005. It was a mutual and conscious decision not to marry... Just not our cup of tea I suppose. However I do understand what you are saying and I like to think I could stand on my own if I really needed to.. I just don't want to.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Healthcare.. I have worked in skilled nursing facilities all my (adult) life. And my bf is a skilled tradesman specializing in wood finishes..
Your boyfriend is going to be very, very hard pressed to find anything here. Trades -- even skilled trades -- are just about the hardest-hit section of our bad economy. Too many people are still underwater on their houses. They're not spending money on improvements. And what little work is available, the contractors are undercutting each other to the bare minimum just to keep some kind of cash flow going.

Your boyfriend is likely going to have to find something else to do until things improve. Add to that you're not local. Employers have so many people to choose from these days, they generally hire people who have been here for a long time -- the philosophy being these people are unlikely to cut and run.

My best friend's uncle lives in town. He's a tile setter who specializes in pools and spas. He hasn't had steady work in years. Because of his age, the casinos won't touch him for maintenance/engineering jobs. (If anyone needs tile work done, DM me and I'll put you in touch.)

You have every reason to be worried about the move. While things are not nearly as bad as they were in 2009-2010, things certainly are not yet "good."
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:38 AM
 
Location: modesto, ca
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We are both ready to change our career paths if we need to.
What I would like to know is : if I should be applying anywhere specific? What are the more marketable skill sets in LV? Does anyone know of any skilled nursing facilities in the area besides Covenant Care? We will temporarily be residing with my mother, but eventually I will need to find a place of my own.. Any suggestions? What is reasonable rent for a 2 bed? How much will utilities cost? And can a couple get by with 2 minimum wage jobs if they need to? What is minimum wage? What is the price of living to income ratio? Also I've heard that UNLV is not that great...is it really that bad? What is the cost per unit? And how does financial aide work in Nv? I would really love to go back to school.. Also does NV have an in home supportive services program? And I heard that a lot of baby boomers went to LV to retire.. Not to sound insesitive, but how is the home health aide business there?
I apologize for bombarding you all with these questions but my mother needs me there asap and I don't forsee a possible move for at least the next 6 months.. I hate to move before I have an income lined up.. But she is pressuring me.. Too much to think about... Or am I over thinking it? LOL!
I just thought it would be best to hear it from the locals or people that have made the move themselves.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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*crickets*

I can't help you as I have just moved here myself.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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We are both ready to change our career paths if we need to.
What I would like to know is : if I should be applying anywhere specific? What are the more marketable skill sets in LV? Does anyone know of any skilled nursing facilities in the area besides Covenant Care? We will temporarily be residing with my mother, but eventually I will need to find a place of my own.. Any suggestions? What is reasonable rent for a 2 bed? How much will utilities cost? And can a couple get by with 2 minimum wage jobs if they need to? What is minimum wage? What is the price of living to income ratio? Also I've heard that UNLV is not that great...is it really that bad? What is the cost per unit? And how does financial aide work in Nv? I would really love to go back to school.. Also does NV have an in home supportive services program? And I heard that a lot of baby boomers went to LV to retire.. Not to sound insesitive, but how is the home health aide business there?
I apologize for bombarding you all with these questions but my mother needs me there asap and I don't forsee a possible move for at least the next 6 months.. I hate to move before I have an income lined up.. But she is pressuring me.. Too much to think about... Or am I over thinking it? LOL!
I just thought it would be best to hear it from the locals or people that have made the move themselves.

There were a lot of questions in your post. I'll do my best. There are many skilled nursing facilities in Las Vegas. A google search of "skilled nursing facilities Las Vegas" would yield you the results you are looking for.

Utilities will vary, especially in an apartment, and what you consider utilities (cable TV, internet?). Budget at least 300 a month for them. If you get lucky, you'll have money left over.

A two-bedroom apartment in a decent area will run about 800 a month for rent.

UNLV gets a bad rap at times, but the quality of the education sort of depends on your chosen field. They are known for their hotel management program. Again, google is your friend."UNLV programs financial aid"

I'm not sure what you mean by "in-home supportive services program."

What you need to know is that Nevada is one of the worst states you could possibly choose if you need to rely on any kind of social services. I don't say that to be cruel, it's just the truth.

If your mom has a terminal illness (God Forbid) then look into Nathan Adelson Hospice. Those people are wonderful.

Minimum wage is $7.25 to $8.25 depending upon whether you receive health benefits. Gas is almost $4 per gallon. Do you really want to try to live on two minimum wage jobs?
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I know this and I have started the job hunt online and as I've stated in my original post, I will be moving closer to family, so I will have a couple of connections throwing our names out there.. No bite yet. This is the scarriest part. Also I have spoken with the HR person at my company and I am in line for a transfer at the LV building of my company..

I wonder, though... Is it true that you can get unemployment benefits for relocating?



No.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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^+1 Listen to the man above....he knows.
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