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Old 11-26-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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Hi everyone! My DH has just been accepted in WVU. I wanted to find out if there are any jobs there. He's been accepted a couple other places, but we would much rather move to Morgantown but I am worried about jobs. He has been working mostly construction for the last few years, but has also worked as a cook, in a factory building boats and a plumber's helper. I've done retail and waitressing. Can we make it there? How much does rent run for a 3/2 with pets? We don't have to live in Morgantown, but prob no more than thirty minutes away, as I'm sure the University doesn't cancel many classes.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:22 PM
 
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It's a beautiful area, but I'm not sure about jobs there. We thought about moving there but thought jobs were more plentiful in Lexington,Ky. We were wrong, no work here at all. Maybe Morgantown will be beter. Good Luck!
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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pubco.com
dominionpost.com
timeswv.com

are the local papers...classifieds will give you a look..also www.workforcewv.org

MountaineerTemps places 5800 employees into WV university each year. 304-293-5700 Ext. 1 B.J. Kelly is the honcho there. The jobs pay very well.

Morgantown is the #1 Best Small City in the USA....welcome...
As for living...if I wanted something very quiet...Mt. Morris, Pa. 5 minutes to M-town.
population of about 250 on a good day.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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There are tons of jobs in Morgantown.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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need help I live in atlanta my family is in preston county wv I want to come back but I BUILD APARTMENTS is there any construction for me there I need you to know I'm a superintendent I can do houses , apartments , student housing, condo, town houses. Are there any buiders there that could use my talent I NEED SOME COMPANY NAMES PLEASE HELP THANKS GREG PLEASE EMAIL ME Mchayo31@aol.com thank you

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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KYlady and greg, ... Morgantown has the lowest unemployment in the Nation, maybe in the world. It is one of the very few places where there is still building and development on an ongoing basis. It is as good a place as any to find work, and the town has won many awards for quality of life.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Hope someone can help you with specific company names.
Here's a couple sites to check for companies. Keep in mind that many companies in WV travel throughout the state to do work. It may not be a home every night type of job.
Contractor's Association of West Virginia Membership Directory (http://www.cawv.org/directory.html - broken link)
Members Directory (http://www.hbawv.org/members.htm - broken link)
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Thank
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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Thank you for suggestions it has been my experience that it is more who you know in w.v. and not what you know and I left there 24 years ago and lost all contacts thats why I was hoping to get some big builder names to get a resume to if anyone knows any I would greatl appreciate it and travel around the state isn't a problem thank you for all your help greg in atlanta
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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Construction workers from all over the State are working in Morgantown these days, and they still need more people. Pittsburgh area construction trades unions are sending people to Morgantown for placements. If you have skills, you will find the work. Even if you don't have skills, you might well find something.
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