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Old 11-19-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Just out of curiosity, how do you think the job market in Omaha would be for an entry level accountant (audit) coming out of a top ranked Master in ACCT program? (whether that's with Big Four, mid-tier, local accounting firms, or private industry). Do you think the firms in Omaha this year would be willing to hire someone from out of state, or fat chance of that?
I agree with the above statements, as well. Your luck may be better sooner than later. Omaha has yet to see any significant downsizing (if ever) in your industry, so it couldn't hurt to look.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Just in this morning's Omaha World Hearld was an article on joblessness.

What I thought was interesting was the relativly low rate we still have 3.5% which is only 0.4% over prior year and is 2.6% below national.

Here is the Sept '07 to Sept '08 comparison:

3.1% - 3.5% (+ 0.4%) Nebraska
3.8% - 4.5% (+ 0.7%) Iowa
4.7% - 6.1% (+ 1.4%) US
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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That's interesting to hear. I know in a lot of places, Denver for example, they won't even look at your application unless if you're physically living there when you apply. I said clearly on my application that I'm a Denver native, born and raised, I put my parents' address (which is still my permanent residence, since I'm still in college) on the application, I still have a local 303 area code phone number, I indicated that I'm willing to travel to Denver at my own expense for an interview, and I still keep getting rejected from getting an interview! That's why I'm wondering if that's everywhere or if it's just Denver. I'm keeping my options open. Keep in mind I'm not available to work until I graduate in May-- although a lot of jobs are hiring now for positions that won't start until next September.

I have heard it said before (maybe it was right here on this forum) that Omaha has a relatively "recession proof" economy-- relative to other cities of course.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Being out of towner is NO issue... Omaha has a lot of transplants from many sources/industries: military, insurance, medical, educational, corporate... the only downside an outsider has (and that applies everywhere) is your lack of an established personal network to uncover those job opportunities that are not posted.
What you're saying sounds good, but I should have said I meant specifically hiring someone point blank who does not live in Omaha but is willing to relocate there for the job (without any expectation of paid relocation)-- I'm not talking about newcomers to town who recently moved there and are now looking for a job.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What you're saying sounds good, but I should have said I meant specifically hiring someone point blank who does not live in Omaha but is willing to relocate there for the job (without any expectation of paid relocation)-- I'm not talking about newcomers to town who recently moved there and are now looking for a job.
No they'll still be willing to hire you if you have and good work ethic and all, doesn't matter where your from, you'll be welcome.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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I have heard it said before (maybe it was right here on this forum) that Omaha has a relatively "recession proof" economy-- relative to other cities of course.
Relative to other cities I would agree with you; however, I don't think anyone is recession "proof"... we all will feel some impacts, but in some parts it will be an inconvenience as opposed to the crisis in other areas.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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What you're saying sounds good, but I should have said I meant specifically hiring someone point blank who does not live in Omaha but is willing to relocate there for the job (without any expectation of paid relocation)-- I'm not talking about newcomers to town who recently moved there and are now looking for a job.
Many times, larger Omaha companies will offer relocation packages for qualified candidates as well. That may be one of the reasons why Omaha has such an educated work force.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Many times, larger Omaha companies will offer relocation packages for qualified candidates as well. That may be one of the reasons why Omaha has such an educated work force.
True; however, my guess is not for an accountant just out of school... never hurts to ask and might get lucky, but I'd plan on paying for the move.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Ah, I re-read the OP's question. ooops (without paid relocation)
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