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Old 01-17-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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in Atlanta that is?

If I relocate to atlanta will I be able to find a job there within 6months?

The unemployment rate in DC has reached 12%, so in this case i'm ready to leave this place. No one is hiring here, and the cost of living is like whoa ...way too expensive.

Anyhoo, Atliens, how is the job market in atlanta?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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All in all- it sux!

Don't come here unless you have a job!
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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The unemployment rate in the Atlanta metro is still over the national average (10.1%).

Your ability to find a job is going to depend on a lot of factors, but I don't think I would bet on being able to do that within six months. Many people who are already here have been out of work for far longer...
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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^^^well that sucks!
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Best And Worst Cities To Find A Job: Indeed.com's Rankings

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Old 01-17-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'll say it again. Please Please Please don't not come to Atlanta (or any other city) without having a secure job offer or job in hand. Unless you have deep enough savings to cover you and yours for at least a year or very, very deep pockets.

There is no gravy train or mecca here. It is difficult very difficult here. Even if where you currently live is expensive or you want a change of scenery now is not the time to make any move without a job secured before making the move. If you are currently employed where you are stay there, at least you have a job.

I cannot say it enough, please please do not move to Atlanta without secured employment or very deep savings or pockets to sustain you and yours for at least a year minimum. And even with deep savings/pockets and no income coming in you will have to live very frugally.

Good luck to you!
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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there is no job market. stay in dc.

six flags had a job fair the other day. 2500 people for 600 jobs. and by jobs, i mean low level teenage type jobs. few administrative. yet the people were from all walks just lining up for anything.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Home of the best seafood
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I'll say it again. Please Please Please don't not come to Atlanta (or any other city) without having a secure job offer or job in hand. Unless you have deep enough savings to cover you and yours for at least a year or very, very deep pockets.

There is no gravy train or mecca here. It is difficult very difficult here. Even if where you currently live is expensive or you want a change of scenery now is not the time to make any move without a job secured before making the move. If you are currently employed where you are stay there, at least you have a job.

I cannot say it enough, please please do not move to Atlanta without secured employment or very deep savings or pockets to sustain you and yours for at least a year minimum. And even with deep savings/pockets and no income coming in you will have to live very frugally.

Good luck to you!
I am not employed.

Everyone keeps saying DC has jobs, that is not true!
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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The job market is bad here. Even during good times Atlanta's job market is hard to crack. Many people end up here by transferring from another location.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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I have been watching the news on WSB and it's pretty grim.
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