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Old 01-20-2010, 09:03 AM
Location: IN
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My husband is coming down next month to take a look around. We live in Indiana and have 3 children, we have been hit hard in the construction field. He has been laid off from Nov. until March. 2008 was the same way. I am currently laid off as well. We are looking to make some kind of change just not sure if it is possible but have got to try. Tell me if any of these type of jobs are present and if so where to look. He has worked for ready mix concrete company for a long time. He can drive anything with a class B license. He can also operate dozer, backhoe, farm tractor, bobcat, etc. He has worked also a an iron worker, plumbers/hvac helper. We both have experience working in a warehouse. I have worked as secretary, receptionist, cust. service, acct. pay/rec. grocery store and limited restaurant experience. I know the job market is bad everywhere so if you could give us any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I am starting to run out ideas.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:12 AM
Location: Riverside, CA
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I hate to say that the job market down here is very tough as well. I'm afraid that you will spend a lot of money moving down here and find yourself in the same position.

By all means if you can secure a job in the Atlanta Metro and then move down, it is a great area to live. Good luck to you and your family!
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:24 AM
Location: IN
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Thanks for replying so quickly, we definately won't move without a job lined up. Again thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:35 AM
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Texas is about the only state that didn't get completely hammered by the housing slump. Their numbers are actually decent compared to the rest of the country- but they're not great. And as far as hiring activity, well... maybe ask the same question in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Austin Forums.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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The options in construction will be slim to none- there's plenty of folks who were laid off from construction positions here, already vying for the few spots that are out there. As an example, you used to be able to open the Sunday AJC and find several columns of ads for construction work- the past few weeks there was one ad, and this week it was up to a whopping 3.

The same will apply for the warehouse, secretarial, restaurant, etc., positions- I wouldn't expect it to be any easier to find a job in those fields here than it is where you currently are, so unless there's some compeling reason to move here other than employment, I wouldn't waste the money on the trip.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:03 PM
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Construction was one of the biggest segments of the Atlanta economy (if not the biggest) and it has been crushed by the economic downturn -- residential and commercial construction has been very hard hit so there are tons of people with those skills out of work.
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