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Old 10-12-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Hi There-

What kind of job opportunities are there for high school math teachers and marketing professionals in the D.C. area?

My fiance and I currently live in Long Island, NY. My fiance lost his job as a teacher this past March and is struggling to find a job. I, on the other hand, have a good job working in NYC as a Marketing Coordinator for a company in midtown.

With the cost of living in this area, it seems as though we would never be able to afford a place of our own where we live. Everything is just too expensive for young people trying to start out. I'm living at home trying to save money for a place, meanwhile my fiance is scraping by. Things are horrible here and it's like we're getting absolutely nowhere.

I'm being told that there are tons of teaching and marketing jobs in the D.C. area, although I've also heard that the job market is just as bad as up here in NY.

Can anyone provide any insight on this? I'm not familiar with the DC area at all.

Thanks
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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Hey, sorry to hear about your fiance's job loss. Unfortunately, the job market is bad just about everywhere and DC isn't much of an exception. I know a lot of people back there who have suffered job losses in the past two years and are now doing contract work or are unemployed. I did marketing communications work there myself and was laid off twice in 2009.

The DC public schools let go of a whole bunch of teachers recently. I'm not sure about Maryland or Virginia, but I think education in general is tough right now. Has your fiance looked into non-teaching positions? There is a site that deals exclusively with non-profit work (www.idealist.org) and I see positions on there sometimes for people with education backgrounds.

You may also want to consider the Baltimore area or Philly. I'm not sure what the job markets are like in those cities, but they are definitely cheaper than New York or DC , so it could be worth exploring.

Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:27 AM
 
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Hey, sorry to hear about your fiance's job loss. Unfortunately, the job market is bad just about everywhere and DC isn't much of an exception. I know a lot of people back there who have suffered job losses in the past two years and are now doing contract work or are unemployed. I did marketing communications work there myself and was laid off twice in 2009.

The DC public schools let go of a whole bunch of teachers recently. I'm not sure about Maryland or Virginia, but I think education in general is tough right now. Has your fiance looked into non-teaching positions? There is a site that deals exclusively with non-profit work (www.idealist.org) and I see positions on there sometimes for people with education backgrounds.

You may also want to consider the Baltimore area or Philly. I'm not sure what the job markets are like in those cities, but they are definitely cheaper than New York or DC , so it could be worth exploring.

Good luck!

Thanks Rosie, I appreciate it.
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