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Old 06-03-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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This has been going on in the US since the 1990's, but I think it's especially sad when there are so many people looking for good paying jobs here in FL.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Orlando in particular has a well-documented brain-drain with those moving out being replaced by transplants with little/no skills or education. It's really going to be a challenge to maintain any kind of sustainable growth largely on the backs of high school graduates and those on work visas. It's not a national problem as many FL graduates wind up in more progressive cities around the country and hopefully can be reversed or stemmed to keep Orlando relevant as a job market which has been slipping away for awhile..
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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In IT it's been a national problem for the last 20 years. I have a business in NJ and it is staggering the number companies who have gone to "outsourcing". The pharmaceutical industry has been shrinking since the 90's and those were some very good paying, good benefit jobs. As the article says, the H1B was supposed to be for very specific skills that companies could not find. Unfortunately, most of the visas are going to outsourcing shops from India.
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Not news at all. Been happening for years. We lost our textile industry, steel took a beating - many industries.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Looking for a good job? Try these cities - Feb. 3, 2015
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:26 AM
 
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I get really tired of the negative threads here on CD but plenty of companies seem like they are looking to hire
Northrop Grumman to fill 100 high-wage jobs in Melbourne - Orlando Business Journal

Tech firms Symantec, HostDime and PlanSource increasing their workforce - Orlando Business Journal

SlimFast moves HQ to Palm Beach Gardens, seeks employees - South Florida Business Journal
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:56 AM
 
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Despite the mention of some companies hiring the reality is that Florida is still in full-fledged brain drain and while among a few states aggressively adding new residents, the net migration numbers reflect a decreasing number of college graduates and many lacking skills to compete for jobs where they moved from....and that's not the kind of data companies with better paying/higher skill jobs hoping to expand are looking for.

A Look at College Degree Migration | Newgeography.com
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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Despite the mention of some companies hiring the reality is that Florida is still in full-fledged brain drain and while among a few states aggressively adding new residents, the net migration numbers reflect a decreasing number of college graduates and many lacking skills to compete for jobs where they moved from....and that's not the kind of data companies with better paying/higher skill jobs hoping to expand are looking for.

A Look at College Degree Migration | Newgeography.com
Ok Kyle whatever you say I can post more articles if you like and you can choose to read them or ignore them. Also I'm not going to believe you from what little article you posted that has outdated information. I'm just countering it with companies moving here still adding jobs just like any other state in the Sunbelt.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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If no one will pay me a fortune to live at the beach it can't possibly be my fault can it?
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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Ok Kyle whatever you say I can post more articles if you like and you can choose to read them or ignore them. Also I'm not going to believe you from what little article you posted that has outdated information. I'm just countering it with companies moving here still adding jobs just like any other state in the Sunbelt.
I did read some of the links, among them the SlimFast relocation where they were planning to impact the community with "dozens" of new positions which are most likely poorly compensated support positions as they were transferring existing staff from NJ. The reality is an overwhelming number of the new jobs in this state don't even pay a living wage, which is creating exit strategies for those with college degrees relegated to working sub-$15 per hour part-time jobs.

Report: 64% of Florida job openings pay less than living wage | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
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