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Old 01-10-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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My husband and I are both recent college graduates from Michigan (Detroit Area) and are considering moving out-of-state because we are having such a hard time finding jobs. He is a secondary math teacher and I am a graohic designer. North Carolina looked attractive and we have heard good things about it, but we really don't know much about the area. What are some good areas to be looking for employment and housing? Are there jobs available in NC right now? We need an inside opinion from people who live there. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Do you have a certain area in NC you are looking at possibly moving to?
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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Not necesarily, though probably one of the larger towns so I would have a better chance of finding graphic design work.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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So Charlotte or Raleigh? Teachers seem are needed in the Charlotte area. Sorry can't comment to much on Raleigh maybe someone that lives on that side of the state will chime in.

Let me know if you need anything else.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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My husband and I are both recent college graduates from Michigan (Detroit Area) and are considering moving out-of-state because we are having such a hard time finding jobs. He is a secondary math teacher and I am a graohic designer. North Carolina looked attractive and we have heard good things about it, but we really don't know much about the area. What are some good areas to be looking for employment and housing? Are there jobs available in NC right now? We need an inside opinion from people who live there. Thanks.

Not sure about jobs for you, but NC definitely needs teachers! I would suggest you look at the town of Concord, a bedroom community for Charlotte but in another county. The Cabarrus County schools have a good reputation and living there would be more affordable than most places in Charlotte. But you would have access to Charlotte for a job for yourself if necessary.
Good luck in your search!
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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I think Union County is in need of teachers too...some clients of mine relocated from Florida (both were middle/high school math teachers) and both of them got two offers each on their exploratory trip...I would be happy to help you in your relocation, and best of luck to you
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I say, Greensboro or Wilmington.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I know for a fact that teachers are needed in the Monroe and Union areas as new schools are being built and over 3000 students are coming into those areas. As for graphic designers, my cousin works as one and has been with the same company for over 7 years. If you can work from home with clients from Michigan and find a position in Charlotte, then why not.
Hope that helps,
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:03 PM
 
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Me and my roomate are both also recent teaching graduates from Flint area and we have only heard great things about Wake County/Raliegh/Durham area as far getting a teaching job. If I were you I would just take a small vacation there like we plan on doing becuase the weather has to be warmer!
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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My husband and I are both recent college graduates from Michigan (Detroit Area) and are considering moving out-of-state because we are having such a hard time finding jobs. He is a secondary math teacher and I am a graohic designer. North Carolina looked attractive and we have heard good things about it, but we really don't know much about the area. What are some good areas to be looking for employment and housing? Are there jobs available in NC right now? We need an inside opinion from people who live there. Thanks.
Hi,
We just relocated also from the Detroit area. We are now in the Raleigh area....from what I gather, Wake Co. is growing so fast, teachers are needed. You may want to check them out.

Also, Raleigh/Charlotte are larger cities & I know Raleigh (don't know about Charlotte) is filled with transplants---once you get outsite of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill there are a lot of small/quiet towns (kind of like in Northern Mich.)--so it depends if you want to be in a metro area or out in the country. You'll have to come down & check it out.
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