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Old 12-23-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: orlando florida
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hi my family and I are from orlando florida. and we really do not like it here too much crime too many people and the summers are brutal. I am hoping that the people in wyoming are far more friendly than here. what my wife and I are looking for is a better future for our twin girls 3 year old. this is why we are wanting to relocate I hope that I wont have too hard a time to find work, I am a certified welder for 30 years now. well thats all for now any help will be greately helpful.
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Cabin Creek
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mines , pipeline, oil field all have welding jobs,,,, but wither can be brutal here, wind and cold
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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You may find work in the logging industry if there is anything left of that and farm work at times requires welding skills.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Clark, Wyoming
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Your post could have been mine a couple of years ago, simply replacing Orlando with Fort Worth, Texas. I don't know a thing about welding, but I can tell you there are no finer or friendlier folks anywhere than right here in Wyoming.

We bought a small parcel of land in Clark a year or so ago and have been living here, building a bit at a time, the past 8 months. Neither my husband or I can imagine ever living anywhere else.

Plan to make some trips to areas that interest you, in different seasons of the year. There will probably be people on this forum familiar with those areas and you'll find folks here eager to answer questions. Good luck with your desire to relocate!
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Your timing might be good to hit the Niobrara oil play. At the moment the rumers are flying. The Niobrara play in Wyoming is in the North eastern section north as far as Douglas. Wheatland might be a good choice.

Last edited by R82801; 12-25-2010 at 10:59 AM.. Reason: correction South Eastern section of Wyoming
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Working as a welder in Wyoming, in winter, has its advantages. It is something you can do outdoors wearing heavy gloves, and you will appreciate the heat the welding generates. My father was an electrician, I grew up working as an electricians helper, there was a lot of the work that required which could not be done with gloves on, made it tough working outdoors in winter.
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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We hear ya SSWELDER1..we are over in Daytona and are trying to close a deal on our house and business to get out of Florida ourselves. Good luck to you and your family. We are probably going to wind up somewhere in the Star Valley area.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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I am still seeing quite a few ads in the Gillette News Record looking for welders in the mining industry and supporting industries here. You might check it out, especially in the Sunday editions. Also be sure to follow the Wyoming at Work website.
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