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Old 02-27-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Is it just me, or is it impossible to find work in Coffee County???? Is anyone else having as much trouble as I am? Is Georgia just the worst place in America to be without a job at this point?

Anyone with any leads, any ideas or in a similar situation, please let me know.

My family and I relocated here from Tampa Bay last summer. We LOVE it here, the kids are doing great in school, BUT, my husband lost his NEW job due to cut-backs in September and hasn't been able to find ANYTHING since.
He's been looking in the surrounding counties as well.

We don't want to leave, but, what does one do when no work is available??

Trying to hold on to life in Douglas.
ElMar
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Is it just me, or is it impossible to find work in Coffee County???? Is anyone else having as much trouble as I am? Is Georgia just the worst place in America to be without a job at this point?
Some other states are much better, but other states are worse at this point. This data is a month old, but I suspect the relative ordering is roughly the same for February:

Unemployment Rates for States

and this data is two months old:

Unemployment rates - Unemployment rates by state from CNNMoney

That doesn't help your husband, I know , but it does show that job searching is difficult in many places.

FWIW, I lost my airline job after 9/11 and it took me over two years to find comparable permanent work again (and I had to move 1,200 miles to get it), so I have some idea what it's like. And that was my second layoff (the first was nine years earlier).

Sooner or later something will show up, but it is really frustrating to get there.

What exactly is he looking for? Maybe someone here can provide more specific information?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Well, I bet this isn't going to help the folks in Douglas.

Pilgrim's Pride to close 900-worker Georgia plant | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/services/content/business/stories/2009/02/27/pilgrims_pride_georgia.html%3Fcxtype%3Drss%26cxsvc %3D7%26cxcat%3D6 - broken link)
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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He is capable of working in various areas. His work of latest has been in Disaster Restoration, working with water damages and mold remediation mostly. He chased every major hurricane that went through a few years ago. He also has alot of experience in idustrial/electrical maintanence and has worked as a warehouse manager, so, he is not stuck to one field and he is open to ANYTHING that might come available, there just isn't anything out there right now, nadda.

Thanks for your input!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:15 AM
 
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Yes, you are NOT alone! I've never been fired from a job (or laid off) and NEVER had so much trouble finding a job as I've had now. I'm newly divorced and struggling badly. Hope your hubby has had some luck.
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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Douglas has been losing jobs steadily for the past 7 years. Why did you move there of all places?
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