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Old 03-08-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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I have an Economics degree from a highly ranked school and looking for part-time of full-time work in the area. Anyone have an idea of who is hiring? I've been looking around for awhile and it seems like a wasteland. Is the market that bad in the Triangle?
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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Yes, it is. My company is still laying off.
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Old 03-09-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Yes, it is that bad.

According to my Internet research, Economics majors can (presumably) find jobs in finance, banking, and IT.

All of those areas have been hard hit.

Charlotte has traditionally been the banking capital, but they've been hard hit, too.

I know someone who recently graduated with a degree in Business/Finance. He works in a shoe store, and he (seriously) couldn't be happier that he is employed.

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Old 03-09-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Seems to be slim-pickings when it comes to jobs around here. I have several neighbors/friends who are looking for work, too -- especially in the accounting, business fields, IT, and education. I don't think WCPSS is even hiring substitutes these days.

Several of our neighbors have put their homes on the market, as they just don't know what to anticipate, and don't want to get caught, themselves, in a leaky boat. At last count, I think there were 19 homes, in all price ranges here in Highcroft alone.

Wish you much luck.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Network, Network, Network.

Don't just rely on internet job boards. Jobs are down, no doubt, but there are jobs still out there. Depends on your field though just how many there are to go around. I have no idea who is hiring economist right now, but I have several friends in my field (Environmental Sciences) who have made job changes in recent weeks (not laid off, just taking better positions within their company or moving on to others). My agency just listed a vacancy last month. 65 people applied for the position. Clearly competition is brisk, but it wasn't as brisk as I thought for that job (I've heard stories of 100s of people applying for a single position in other fields).

Good Luck!
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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I hear ya guys. I'm not necessarily looking to get a job as an economist....anything will do for the meantime. Economics is a pretty broad disipline anyways.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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RTI has a number of openings ,,, even in economics.

Job Openings - RTI International


Good luck,

Frank
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Credit Suisse is hiring for IT and I think in a bunch of other areas. Sadly the IT spots where more programmer and higher but I read many months back that the base pay good! Can't hurt to check it out.
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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I have an Economics degree from a highly ranked school and looking for part-time of full-time work in the area. Anyone have an idea of who is hiring? I've been looking around for awhile and it seems like a wasteland. Is the market that bad in the Triangle?
ACS is hiring another 280 Call Center and supervisor positions at it's Raleigh operation - it already has 1100 employees in Raleigh

Affiliated Computer Services to hire 280 in Raleigh :: WRAL.com
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:33 AM
 
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ACS is a joke ... work there at your own peril.
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