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Old 12-03-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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Morning All,

My husband and I are thinking of relocating in and around the Albany NY area. We have looked into Vooreheesville, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs cities that that. We are both lay-ed off so we are both unemployed at the moment, so we need jobs as well. There is no jobs to be had in NJ as we both have submitted our resumes to about over 2000 or more jobs over the course of many months(I lost count after the first 500 resumes we sent and we look everyday). My husband just received his History teacher certification 2 months ago and is going to apply for his NY certification. Teaching jobs here in NJ are very, very scarce . I am a junior in college as a Psychology major, so I would like to continue college.

As far as employment goes, what are the positions that are in demand. My husband is not opposed to working an office job, but ideally he wants to be a History teacher. I have sent our resumes to some employment agencies around Albany already. We also need a high school recommendation for our son, who is 14. We would like him to go to high school in the morning and a tech school in the afternoon, if possible. So all the recommendations on that is appreciated.

Just as everyone else asked about the crime rate and shopping. Also how affordable is condo rentals, rentals, or homes in general. We are paying $1275/month for a 2 bedroom condo right now.

I am sorry for soo many questions, but in the end we want to be able to move to an area and not struggle to get by. We want to be able to live comfortably and for our son to have an education.

Any and all information is greatly appreciated. If anyone has any links to any schools, colleges, jobs, I would appreciate that as well. I need all the information I can get right now.

Thanks

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Morning All,

My husband and I are thinking of relocating in and around the Albany NY area. We have looked into Vooreheesville, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs cities that that. We are both lay-ed off so we are both unemployed at the moment, so we need jobs as well. There is no jobs to be had in NJ as we both have submitted our resumes to about over 2000 or more jobs over the course of many months(I lost count after the first 500 resumes we sent and we look everyday). My husband just received his History teacher certification 2 months ago and is going to apply for his NY certification. Teaching jobs here in NJ are very, very scarce . I am a junior in college as a Psychology major, so I would like to continue college.

As far as employment goes, what are the positions that are in demand. My husband is not opposed to working an office job, but ideally he wants to be a History teacher. I have sent our resumes to some employment agencies around Albany already. We also need a high school recommendation for our son, who is 14. We would like him to go to high school in the morning and a tech school in the afternoon, if possible. So all the recommendations on that is appreciated.

Just as everyone else asked about the crime rate and shopping. Also how affordable is condo rentals, rentals, or homes in general. We are paying $1275/month for a 2 bedroom condo right now.

I am sorry for soo many questions, but in the end we want to be able to move to an area and not struggle to get by. We want to be able to live comfortably and for our son to have an education.

Any and all information is greatly appreciated. If anyone has any links to any schools, colleges, jobs, I would appreciate that as well. I need all the information I can get right now.

Thanks
If you are both laid off, don't come to Amsterdam, Johnstown, or Gloversville. There are no jobs here. If you look more into working in Schenectady, you may find something. Albany always has jobs for nurses and pharmacists. I think there are also jobs in Rochester, but that's not really near the Albany area (just some general information). Saratoga is more expensive so I'm not really sure if that's where you want to go.

Teaching jobs here are scarce as well. Many schools have been combining themselves and cutting staff in order to downsize and save money. There really isn't a lot of opportunity here which is why I am moving. Drugs are a major issue and crime is steadily rising which I don't really like.

For your son, I recommend that he start out at a community college and then transfer to a larger state university to complete his Bachelor's degree. It will save you thousands of dollars. Even Union College in Schenectady is good. My other friend goes to SUNY Albany and she loves it. Lots of things to do there of course.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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This is sad that teachers can't find jobs! What about the private tutoring companies like sylvan etc.

What if you stay in nj and start your daycare or afterschool tutorig program from home?

Did you apply for city and state jobs like for juvenile detention programs or even cps? They will train.

Good luck!its so tough out here now
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Well, like many places, there are not a lot of good jobs here. It seems to be you have to be connected up to get something. My spouse got a job here from out of the area and hates it and has been trying to find something else for months.

Sad to say the money is better than you'd get.

What is good about this area is it is not expensive compared to where you are from. The food shopping and bargains are there to be had if you don't mind checking out Aldi or Walmart or just seeking out the best buys. Apartments are a good few hundred dollars less than NYC or Northern Jersey.

I think your best bet is sign up with a few employment agencies. That is how people seem to find jobs.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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