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Old 12-22-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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Hello,
I am a single mom and currently live near Fresno CA. Right now I am unemployed and my kids and I are staying with my parents for the time being. Jobs are few and far between. It sucks here and I want to get out but most of CA is too expensive for me to consider, so I am looking into the Reno/Sparks area.
I looked on craigslist and found a lot of job openings compared to here. I am a nurses aide and could work at a senior home but would prefer to work in a hospital as a clerk, janitor or food service etc... Eventually I would like to attend the University too. So how hard is it to find a job in Reno? Has the recession hit there as hard as here in CA? Also, it looks like housing is much less expensive, am I just looking in the wrong areas or is it possible to rent for $700 or so a month?
What is the daycare situation like? Is it possible to get state funding without being on a waitlist for ages?
I have lived in the bay area and loved it since I am quite crunchy and green but everything is too expensive and left when I had kids. Is Reno green and eco-friendly or would I be the odd vegan out?
Any other single moms with information on the area would be awesome for sharing any information!
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:47 PM
 
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Is it possible to get state funding without being on a waitlist for ages?
Why do you think Nevada taxpayers should feel obligated to subsidize your living expenses?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:08 PM
 
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Why do you think Nevada taxpayers should feel obligated to subsidize your living expenses?
I don't think anyone should subsidize my living expenses. That is why I was looking for jobs on craigslist there. It seems like there are a lot more opportunities in Reno than here. I am not going to apply for welfare or food stamps or what have you. I just want to get my kids into daycare so I can work and pay my taxes just like you
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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I am planning on getting funding for daycare from [url=http://www.childrenscabinet.org/main.asp?pID=277]Help Paying for Child Care[/url] once I get a job offer. I was hoping someone knew what the wait time was like so I could tell prospective employees when I could begin to work. By the way I am a nursing assistant and love caring for long term care residents on state medical plans just as much as those on private insurance just in case you were wondering...
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