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Old 07-29-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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I saw this last week but wanted to learn more before I posted anything.

Please read this starter article and subsequent posts. These are very specific jobs, which require a great deal of education. Those hoping to find a high-paying job need to make sure they have the training. I don't mean to sound harsh just realistic of what types of professional and medical jobs made the difference.

5 cities where wages are soaring- MSN Money

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Old 07-31-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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The P.R. took this article on and researched it further. The big reason for the change, INL incomes were included for the first time in the Idaho Falls MSA.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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What's "INL"?
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Ponderay, Idaho
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INL is Idaho National Laboratory. For more info, google it.


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Old 08-28-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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INL is Idaho National Laboratory. For more info, google it.


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Thank you. 4,000 souls work there. My first thought was why isn't the real estate prices higher in Idaho Falls. People who work there must compensated fairly well. But, it looks like it is about an hour and a half drive from IF; too far for a daily commute. Where do those 4,000 employees lay their head on the pillow at night?
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Thank you. 4,000 souls work there. My first thought was why isn't the real estate prices higher in Idaho Falls. People who work there must compensated fairly well. But, it looks like it is about an hour and a half drive from IF; too far for a daily commute. Where do those 4,000 employees lay their head on the pillow at night?
There is a large commuting bus system that most site workers use.
Back in the day, the busses had many stops throughout Idaho Falls, where workers would walk to the closest stop and wait for the bus.
These days, that's gone. The workers drive their cars to parking lots and catch the busses there.

It's about a 60 minute drive by bus, faster by personal vehicle. Some workers prefer to drive rather than ride the bus.

The INL headquarters are inside the city limits, and many workers spend their careers there, not out at the site.

The site blooms and fades, depending how Congress goes. Right now, it has the best funding it's had in a long time, but past Congressional budgets cut the funding severely. For a very long time, the nuclear weapons sites got the lion's share of the funding, and the site, as strictly a research facility, often took a back seat to them.
These days, this has reversed and the site's mission has expanded far beyond nuclear energy. The first all electric car was built out there almost 20 years ago, and the site has been involved in advanced solar cell technology for quite a while.

Idaho Falls and all of S.E. Idaho benefits a lot from the site, but agriculture remains the largest employer. Since both are vulnerable to ups and downs, and because I.F. always over-builds homes when times are good, are some of many reasons why the real estate market here isn't higher.

And when a rescission hits, all of Idaho is slow to fall into it and even slower to recover. Recession lingers here for a very long time.
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