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Old 06-17-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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I must say that Norfolk is pretty cool place.

I've lived in Norfolk since my family relocated here from Canada (imagine that) a few years ago. Even though that's not a ton of stuff to say about Norfolk, I can't understand where all the traffic on 13th comes from especially around noon. Only a little under 30,000 people live here, yet the traffic says otherwise. The mall is small, but there's a Target and, well, not much else except JCPenny's and an assortment of clothing shops. As for apartments and such, there aren't many decent ones except a newer complex across the street from the college, and one near the hospital. I'm not entirely sure on prices, so.....

As much as I enjoy living here, there aren't THAT many opportunities and I'm looking forward to leaving. Unemployment is very low (at least to my knowledge) and that logically means there aren't many job openings, so it's difficult for rookies in the job force to find employment. I wanted to work at Target, but apparently they aren't hiring.
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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I must say that Norfolk is pretty cool place.

I've lived in Norfolk since my family relocated here from Canada (imagine that) a few years ago. Even though that's not a ton of stuff to say about Norfolk, I can't understand where all the traffic on 13th comes from especially around noon. Only a little under 30,000 people live here, yet the traffic says otherwise. The mall is small, but there's a Target and, well, not much else except JCPenny's and an assortment of clothing shops. As for apartments and such, there aren't many decent ones except a newer complex across the street from the college, and one near the hospital. I'm not entirely sure on prices, so.....

As much as I enjoy living here, there aren't THAT many opportunities and I'm looking forward to leaving. Unemployment is very low (at least to my knowledge) and that logically means there aren't many job openings, so it's difficult for rookies in the job force to find employment. I wanted to work at Target, but apparently they aren't hiring.
Okay, so I'm a little confused about something you wrote. If unemployment is low, then why would that logically mean there aren't many job openings. If unemployment were high, you would say that there weren't many openings, because otherwise those that are unemployed would have them.

So if low unemplyment and high unemployment both mean very few job openings, than under what conditions would there be openings?

Norfolk is just not that big, and does not support very many large or high paying jobs it seems.

And trust me, you dodged a bullet by not working for Target. I have worked for them many years (not in Norfolk) and the company has gone downhill as a place to work so much in the past few years. They have eliminated so many positions and gotten rid of so much experience, and so I am not surprised they are not hiring there, or almost anywhere for that matter. It may be a good place for shoppers, but has become awful for workers. I am about to quit myself in a few months because it has gotten so bad.
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