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Old 02-18-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Hey there, I'll give you a little background just for starters.

I'm 19 and am from New Zealand + planning to move to the USA (pending I get drawn out of the Green Card Lottery this year, just want to plan everything just incase) and in particular Oklahoma City.

Career wise I would like to get into an office but am at the moment working at a freezing works on $19.02 an hour.

I'm just wondering if anyone knows what type of range the Labouring jobs are in Oklahoma City plus the average wage, (don't expect it to be anywhere near what I'm on now).

Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Hey there, I'll give you a little background just for starters.

I'm 19 and am from New Zealand + planning to move to the USA (pending I get drawn out of the Green Card Lottery this year, just want to plan everything just incase) and in particular Oklahoma City.

Career wise I would like to get into an office but am at the moment working at a freezing works on $19.02 an hour.

I'm just wondering if anyone knows what type of range the Labouring jobs are in Oklahoma City plus the average wage, (don't expect it to be anywhere near what I'm on now).

Thank you in advance.
Hobby Lobby (an art supply type store) always seems to be hiring for laborers -- grounds keepers, dock workers, etc. Their pay starts at $10.00 an hour, which is good for unskilled labor here. And Hobby Lobby has an excellent benefits program for employees. I also see signs on warehouses when I'm riding around that are advertising for help. I don't know what the pay is.

My 19 year old son is in carpenter school, and works part time at a local supermarket, but that's minimum wage ($6.55 per hour -- going up to $7.25 in July.) Full time labor jobs seem to pay more. What's freezing works?

Good luck with your Green Card Lottery!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Invercargill, New Zealand
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Hobby Lobby (an art supply type store) always seems to be hiring for laborers -- grounds keepers, dock workers, etc. Their pay starts at $10.00 an hour, which is good for unskilled labor here. And Hobby Lobby has an excellent benefits program for employees. I also see signs on warehouses when I'm riding around that are advertising for help. I don't know what the pay is.

My 19 year old son is in carpenter school, and works part time at a local supermarket, but that's minimum wage ($6.55 per hour -- going up to $7.25 in July.) Full time labor jobs seem to pay more. What's freezing works?

Good luck with your Green Card Lottery!
Thanks for the info,

A freezing works is a place which slaughters lamb, processes them and send them around the world, fortunantly I am nowhere near the slaughter board.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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You'll probably want to stay where you are. Unless you speak spanish your chances of landing a laborers job in Oklahoma are slim and none.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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I don't find that to be true. Hobby Lobby hired my son who only speaks English as a groundskeeper last summer.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Hiya Matty!! Coming to chase tornadoes in person??

Will you be studying Meteorology here?

There are PLENTY of Laboring type jobs in OK and no you do NOT have to speak Spanish to get one. Our Son (24) was just hired a few months ago at a Retail Store Distribution warehouse...no experience needed. (Loading boxes) and his starting wage was $13.00 an hour.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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You'll probably want to stay where you are. Unless you speak spanish your chances of landing a laborers job in Oklahoma are slim and none.
totally not true.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Hiya Matty!! Coming to chase tornadoes in person??

Will you be studying Meteorology here?

There are PLENTY of Laboring type jobs in OK and no you do NOT have to speak Spanish to get one. Our Son (24) was just hired a few months ago at a Retail Store Distribution warehouse...no experience needed. (Loading boxes) and his starting wage was $13.00 an hour.
You folks in OK. are very fortunate to be able to find these types of jobs at this good of pay.
Somes states you can't find laboring work anymore.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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You folks in OK. are very fortunate to be able to find these types of jobs at this good of pay.
Somes states you can't find laboring work anymore.
Our economy is pretty strong, given the rest of the country. We just don't want to spread the word.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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You'll probably want to stay where you are. Unless you speak spanish your chances of landing a laborers job in Oklahoma are slim and none.
NOT true!
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