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Old 03-24-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Hi. I live in terrible South Florida. It is truly one of the most awful places in the country. I am from the west via Colorado and Arizona born in Wisconsin. My family is living in Helena and has been for quite a while. I unfortunately could not go until now. I am just wondering if there are any jobs. I have talked to my mom and they say it is struggling like the rest of the country but I want to go there so bad. Any suggestions. Also I am taking my 13 year old and my husband who love it there. Thank You
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Welcome to the forum. There are jobs for those who want to work, the problem is that many don't pay much. I would advise staying with the relatives while looking for work if they'll let you.
I always say "If there is the will, there is a way". Good luck to you.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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There are some jobs, most don't pay a lot.
I have a couple of friends that have been looking for up to four months for something that will pay more than $8-$9 an hour.

There are some jobs open in the elder care/nursing home fields, some in the hospitality(hotels) and restaraunt occupations.
There are a few, (very few) jobs for laborers and lower level construction jobs that are really seasonal.

Lots of jobs for wildland firefighters for the DNRC on the job site.

Helena hasn't been hit as hard by the depression as some other areas, but with reduced tax revenue coming in, jobs are getting tighter.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thank you so much. I will definately keep my eyes open. I need to be by my mom and extended family so much. I will try to live with them until we find something. I just need an office job. There has to be something somewhere for that and my hubby can do whatever.
Thank you
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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Default Staggering Ox

I HIGHLY recommend that the next time you are in Helena to check out the Staggering Ox restaurant in the Lundy shopping center. Best sandwiches in the world (or at least what I've found, so far).

Montana tends to suffer a brain drain since there aren't tons of jobs, but some people are willing to sacrifice high paying jobs in a large, crowded city so they can live in Montana.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Motown
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I'll agree with what most are saying. There are jobs in MT, but few of them pay well. Many people give up a lot to live here, but gain much in other ways. I have visited South Florida many times, and with the crime and traffic it's not a place I would want to live. So in terms of quality of life, moving to Montana sounds like it will make you more wealthy. If you love Montana, you'll find a way to make it work here. I've always found it easier to move to a place where I can stay with someone I know for a few months to get my feet on the ground. Sounds like if you have that option, things will work out.
Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thank you all again. I think I will try to stay with my parents although with a 13 year old and my husband it would be tight but probably temperary. I definately think Montana is a wonderful place to be. I can get back in touch with the outside. I miss the kayaking and hiking (so does my son). I agree if there is a will there is a way and you just keep looking for jobs until you find one. I know the pay is not great but you are also not paying as much for utilities either (my electric bill is at least $300 a month). Any suggestions on the High Schools there?
Thank You
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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i''l just ask this in this thread....i was looking at unemployment stats nationwide.....
and montana has some of the lowest. it's like 4.8% or something. indiana is 9+%;
so i figured there would be plenty of jobs in montana. but from the responses here,
it doesn't seem to be as optimistic as what the stats assert. i don't care about
"high pay", i only make around $10 an hour here with the cost of living slightly higher.
are there plenty of "blue collar" jobs available in montana? enough to where a person
could find employment his 1st couple weeks there?
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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You can look at the state employment service web site for Helena and check out what kind of jobs/wages are listed. Of course they don't have all available jobs on there... you can always take your resume to every place that would apply to you to make sure the HR departments know you are looking, even if they don't have listed openings.

https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/login.seek
Search by county at that link. Helena is in Lewis and Clark County.
Here is another link
Employment: Lewis and Clark County

Good luck! I'd leave Florida just because of the pythons!!! LOL
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Here is a more direct link to the jobs in Helena on the state job service site:

https://jobs.mt.gov/jobs/seeker/sear...ies=1000000025
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