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Old 06-22-2006, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I am currently living in Jersey, and working in Manhattan. I went to college out in Wilkes-Barre and would like to return to the area to settle down and leave the rat race of the NYC metro area.

Does anyone know if there are good paying white collar jobs in the area? I have been on various job search sites, and have found very little available. It seems that most jobs there are blue collar or teaching jobs.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-22-2006, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The job market in the Scranton metro is not the best. If i were you i would look more into the Allentown metro area. Much better jobs.
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Old 06-23-2006, 04:19 PM
 
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I hear ya! I just moved to the area 3 weeks ago and I can't find a thing! I am so stuck. I would think having a degree would make things ten times easier, but it doesn't seem that way!
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Unfortunately, this is one of the few "metros" in which having a college degree truly means nothing. My own parents have college degrees, and they earn approximately the same as most in our area who are only high school graduates. I expect to live in our area in the future after college and commute to Allentown, Harrisburg, or NJ for work. This is a GREAT, laid-back area in which to reside, but the white-collar opportunities here are hard to come by unfortunately.
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