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Old 07-26-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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The job market around here really isn't that great. My degree is in finance and I couldn't get in with a government position. Maybe you can try looking into STIHL?

I just wouldn't move without a job offer in hand.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Agreed, do not move here without a job. It is hard to get a good job here but it is possible. A lot of it is about who you know - this is true everywhere but I think it's even more true here. I strongly recommend you keep your current job while applying for jobs here.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I got my current job because I worked at Amerigroup. I got lucky to get in there, because it is pretty tough to get in but it took me a year of trying while working a call center position.... I really do believe this area is tough to find a good job in, especially if you aim to work in an office-type environment. There aren't many corporate headquarters here. A few satellite branches.

The one thing that is great about this area, though.... is it is definitely a good place to be if you're skilled in a trade like welding or things with pipes.

There are jobs here, but I think it takes a while to get in anywhere. I love living here, but it has been difficult to build a career here. I had to branch out a few different times to get where I wanted to go.

But definitely check with STIHL if you have a manufacturing background. Also, I worked with a headhunter once who was pretty good. Feel free to message me for her name.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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What can I expect for daycare rates? Right now we pay $800 a month for our 3 year old at a Christian school...he will be 4 before we move--Christian school not a requirement.
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