U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Western North Carolina
 [Register]
Western North Carolina The Mountain Region including Asheville
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-27-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Alabama
5 posts, read 8,212 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Okay internet I have mainly two questions you can awnser both or whichever you please..

1)What are the top Blue collar jobs in Asheville North Carolina? (such as manufacturing jobs)

2)What are the top White Collar jobs in Asheville North Carolina? (sit down job not to much math sadly not my strong point )

-Also I'll ask one more how is Asheville about urban apartments are the apartments in asheville nice or is it more of a neighborhood city?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-28-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
1,980 posts, read 3,448,477 times
Reputation: 2004
None to both.

The only sure jobs around here are either in a restaurant or hotel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Weaverville
765 posts, read 2,220,024 times
Reputation: 400
As said there are few jobs available outside the tourism and health care industry, so go back to nursing or med school. I have a friend looking for a job here and he can't find anything that will pay a living wage. He currently lives in Virginia, owns a house here, makes about twice the average Buncombe County household income and is waiting until he does find a job to move here. The one interview he has gotten would have paid him about half what he now makes and offered no benefits or promotion potential for the first 6-12 months. Recent announcements about company expansions in the local area were factory floor work in the $10-12/hr range.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
4,122 posts, read 7,615,230 times
Reputation: 5065
As a local florist said to me, a few days after we moved in, "Honey, I hope you brung all your
money, 'cause there is none to be made here." I didn't quite get what she meant, back in
Sept 2001...I get it now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2010, 07:45 PM
 
1,531 posts, read 3,325,932 times
Reputation: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cofga View Post
he can't find anything that will pay a living wage. He currently lives in Virginia, owns a house here, makes about twice the average Buncombe County household income and is waiting until he does find a job to move here.
we are moving in the beginning of next year and I am sure to find a job. BUT - this will just be job, while hubby is feeding the family with his job (travels and works from home). after browsing the forum for quite a while, I don't expect to find anything well-paid (12 $ and above ...) too fast ...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Alabama
5 posts, read 8,212 times
Reputation: 10
What's your husbands job and how well does he get paid?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 06:53 AM
 
1,531 posts, read 3,325,932 times
Reputation: 857
software consultant. as someone else mentioned, he would be able to make about half of it in WNC, IF he would be able to find something locally.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Western North Carolina
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top