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Old 08-15-2010, 05:50 PM
 
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Hello everyone!
First off, this is my first post to any such on-line forum. I am a 25 yr. old man from Tulsa, OK currently living in Rome, GA. My girlfriend and I are interested in starting our lives in Montana. She is a Registered Nurse with a BS in Nursing and I will graduate in Dec. 2010 with a BS in Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration. She will be able to get a job just about anywhere, I think. My question is how is the construction industry in MT. I know it is suffering everywhere right now but just curious if there are any entry level positions available in the area or if there are jobs for anybody just willing to work. I am more than willing to pay my dues and don't mind working jobs I am "more than qualified for" just to gain experience. I've heard jobs are hard to come by up there, and I'm just wanting to know how hard it really is for educated, truly hard-working people.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Hello everyone!
First off, this is my first post to any such on-line forum. I am a 25 yr. old man from Tulsa, OK currently living in Rome, GA. My girlfriend and I are interested in starting our lives in Montana. She is a Registered Nurse with a BS in Nursing and I will graduate in Dec. 2010 with a BS in Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration. She will be able to get a job just about anywhere, I think. My question is how is the construction industry in MT. I know it is suffering everywhere right now but just curious if there are any entry level positions available in the area or if there are jobs for anybody just willing to work. I am more than willing to pay my dues and don't mind working jobs I am "more than qualified for" just to gain experience. I've heard jobs are hard to come by up there, and I'm just wanting to know how hard it really is for educated, truly hard-working people.
Hello
Not to put you off but take a moment to read this

http://billingsgazette.com/news/loca...cc4c002e0.html

I hear that many are on the way there for construction and such. Might be worth a look. I know that the bubble has popped in Montana. Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Good article, thanks for the info.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: western montana
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Pay dues? That's exactly what you will be doing. But not the kind your thinking of. In management, weather it be engineering or construction management you'll want to pay them! Try this website www.hbabillings.net. I've attended these MBIA meetings before and these people know everything about the construction management industry in Montana. Billings has a chapter. It's a hefty due $ but worth it. When getting started in a professional career always do things the easy way! Don't think you have to personally work hard at finding your job, let other people help you do the hard work! Learn to be a good public speaker,... and shake a lot of hands when you attend,....(they don't train you in college on how to do that, too.)

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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What a small world! We live about 25 miles out of Rome and are moving to Billings also. I'm an artist and my wife is a chef. I "retired" from the sign business after 38 years; seems everyone with a computer and an extra couplea grand can be a sign maker anymore and people don't seem to see the advantages of experience. We're really looking forward to moving out west to cowboy country and befriending some great people.
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