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Old 03-10-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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hi im wondering if there are any construction jobs in raleigh? im a 20 year old male from michigan and have a construction management degree. Raleigh seems like a place i could make home
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Here is some background about construction jobs and job loss:

State unemployment hits 11.1 percent - 3/10/10 - Raleigh News - abc11.com - March 10, 2010 article discusses NC unemployment, says the construction sector lost 5,000 jobs in January. It doesn't say where in NC, but I would figure that some of those most likely were in the Triangle since it is one of the biggest urban areas in the state.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I will say that for the last year, construction jobs have sucked. In Raleigh, we have lost over 25% of construction employment, including myself. However, things have just started looking up recently as I have seen more good jobs posted or heard about through the grapevine the last month than the last 6 combined. THings wil keep getting better as the fundamental things that make this area attractive are not gone, they just got overwhelmed for a while.

Depending on if you want residential or commercial, I am sure you will be able to find something entry level like a field engineer or something. However, I would try to find something before coming unless you have money in the bank or your parents are willing to front you for a while. You definitely need to try to take advantage of your university's placement office and any recruiting that is done on your campus.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I thought about it some more and unless you know someone, you probably want to stick with the larger companies for entry level as they like to hire new guys to train them and have the resources to do so, though the pay might not be top end. The smaller companies need someone to step right in. So, take your training for 5 or 6 years then get a better job.
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