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Old 01-28-2010, 11:17 PM
Location: Windermere, FL
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haha...i laugh at folks who call NYC and DC summers humid! Sorry...i'm orginally from Florida.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:02 AM
Location: LA
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Originally Posted by Azuos View Post
Ok, I used to live in Glendale a few years ago, and now that I'm back on the East Coast, I miss Southern CA so much. Primarily because of the weather and the fact that there is a ton of stuff to do out there, as opposed to the East Coast - it's so boring.
I've heard from a lot of people a year or so ago that the job market was awful and near impossible to find work in LA, which is not good to hear, but I don't want to make that a reason for me to stay in CT.
Currently I work at Yale and will be looking to remain in the field of Human Resources, or if it comes down to it, will do whatever I have to do once I get out there.
Does anyone feel that the job market in the LA area has improved?
What about temp agencies? Are they even placing people in positions anymore?
What about jobs at the Entertainment companies or Studios - like Disney? WarnerBros? etc...
Any insight anyone can provide would be extremely helpful and much appreciated...thank you!!!
There are 144 Federal job openings in the LA area. As for pick up work it is still pretty slow. BUT...in my work I have met a half dozen professionals from NY who are on their way. So if you have a title, you just may find something. Best of luck.

Finance-Accounting Jobs California Jobs - government jobs

Out of curiosity, where are you back East that is boring?
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:23 AM
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If he's working at Yale I suppose he's living in or near New Haven; while I think it would be tough to be bored there (it's not like it's a small town in the middle of nowhere...), I can see why LA would be preferable. No offense to New Haven, but it's not my favorite city, either. Does have some nice museums, though.

I wouldn't move without a job lined up. The job losses seem like they've slowed (or maybe that's just my impression), and both my company and my husband's (we don't live there now, but retain professional ties) have hired new people recently, but you're still looking at a lot of hiring freezes as well as huge numbers of qualified people out there competing for jobs. I'd stay put (and get out more: there's no reason to be bored on the east coast!), apply for jobs from afar, save up money, and wait it out awhile longer. You could be even more bored if you end up moving back to LA with no job and have no money and can't afford to do anything, anyway, because all of your savings are going to paying for the essentials of life.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:07 AM
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I'm with you. I'm in NH and LA bound in mid-March. The job situation is scary, but I need the sunshine.

Good luck
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:28 AM
Location: Beantown
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
Just make sure you have a job before you make the move..

OK, so then its true?? You can't get a job from out of state until you actually move there, i.e. Cali, however nobody will hire from out of state for a lowly position such as receptionist or AP Clerk. So basically there's no chance of getting a job before you get there.

I have been at a loss for quite sometime now. I'm in Boston, and just finished up a internship at this commercial production company, however they tried their darndest to get me a job in the entertainment field in Boston and it's just not happening. So I finally came to the conclusion that I'm almost 30 and if I don't move now and try now to get at job in the studio's or any entertainment company, I'll have to settle down here. And frankly the cold weather is getting on my effing nerves. Especially because I grew up in Orlando.

I've decided to save up money and head out there in Sept, and the only two reasons I chose that month was because its already feb and really now we only have a month (or two) more of cold weather before it starts to be spring, and in two months I cant save up enough to realistically move out there and be ok till I get a job (since you need a g*ddamn local address on your resume) so I might as well wait till the warm weather leaves again.

Sorry to the OP to intrude on your post but I really have been trying to make the right decision and "follow my dreams" before its too late and all the of negativity just got to me. I totally understand that everyone is trying to open "movers" eyes, but it just hurts to hear for someone who will be getting a BA in Entertainment Business in less than one year, and the stupid state that has all the jobs is not hiring and not worth moving to.

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:10 PM
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I agree with what everyone is saying 100%. There are very few jobs out here right now and it seems the same job that would offering $15-$16 an hour four or five years ago is now offering $10 an hour - which is pretty near impossible to survive on.
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