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Old 11-21-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We moved from Ohio to Fayetteville in 2007 for teaching jobs. Fayetteville was not the best fit for us. We have now been living in Durham since August and we like it a lot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:48 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Moved from NJ 3 months ago. Can't find a job in this state. This state seems to have the worst job market.
We came from NJ also but to retire not to look for full time employment.

I would not recommend NC to those looking for work.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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Didn't think it would be this bad. My fiance was already working here.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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It's not as bad as I thought it would be. People want what they can't have and aren't willing to take what's offered to them.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: What use to be the South
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Too much stiff competition for jobs. Out of curiosity, why did you move to NC (in this economy) without having a job lined up first?
Because so many are like yourself, migrating to the promise land. I would never chastise someone from trying to better themselves, but it is beyond comprehension why anyone would pack up and move to a new place without work or some really in-depth research.
There is work here. It just depends on what one is willing to accept. It may require more than one job. It may require less than desirable hours, but there is work here.
Good luck
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Moved from NJ 3 months ago. Can't find a job in this state. This state seems to have the worst job market.
Fifth-worst, in fact:

Unemployment rate for states.

Did you not research that before moving here? It's not as if it is not easily-searchable.
And yet they keep coming, and coming, and coming, scratching their heads why they can't find jobs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Fifth-worst, in fact:

Unemployment rate for states.

Did you not research that before moving here? It's not as if it is not easily-searchable.
And yet they keep coming, and coming, and coming, scratching their heads why they can't find jobs.
Not everyone that keeps "coming, and coming, and coming" need jobs
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Not everyone that keeps "coming, and coming, and coming" need jobs
I was referring to the ones who do.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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My husband and I relocated from So. NJ to E. NC 10 yrs. ago. We researched the area for 2 yrs. and my husband had a job lined up before we made the move. We are 1 1/2 hrs. from the Ocean and 1 1/2 hrs. from shopping in Raleigh. We will make the 8 1/2 hr. ride back to see the kids for Christmas and will be looking forward to coming back "home" to NC.

IMO I would not recommend moving anywhere without getting a job first.
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