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Old 10-04-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for a while now and thought I'd post a few questions for the locals. My family have visited Maine recently (summer and winter), and we are seriously considering a move.

I've read many posts about the job market, so I thought I'd ask the board about my industry, which is construction. I am a master's level, professional construction manager, currently working for one of the top contractors in the world. All of my experience is in design-build industrial construction (mega projects), but my skills/experience could be applied to any type of project.

Long story short, we're tired of the South, don't want our kids to grow up here and turn into full fledged Southerners.

Anyone with any insight into this industry in Maine? I could move and keep my current job, but that would only guarantee my weekly commuting around the country. I'd prefer something with less travel requirements.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Hello everyone, I've been reading these forums for a while now and thought I'd post a few questions for the locals. My family have visited Maine recently (summer and winter), and we are seriously considering a move.

I've read many posts about the job market, so I thought I'd ask the board about my industry, which is construction. I am a master's level, professional construction manager, currently working for one of the top contractors in the world. All of my experience is in design-build industrial construction (mega projects), but my skills/experience could be applied to any type of project.

Long story short, we're tired of the South, don't want our kids to grow up here and turn into full fledged Southerners.

Anyone with any insight into this industry in Maine? I could move and keep my current job, but that would only guarantee my weekly commuting around the country. I'd prefer something with less travel requirements.



If you were able to get a job like yours, with one of the few major construction businesses in Maine, you will be away from home a lot. Maybe even in another state.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Send a copy of your resume' to Cianbro. They'll hire you. Don't pay attention to the gloom and doomers.

Cianbro > Home
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Mid Coast Maine
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The trouble with construction etc here is that everyone thinks him or herself a carpent/painter/plumber/electrician/etc. If you are good at what you do, you will be able to find work with a reputable company.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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don't want our kids to grow up here and turn into full fledged Southerners.
Every parents nightmare.

You know you are in the south when you see a 13 year old girl smoking at the dinner table in front of her kids.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:24 AM
 
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I summer in Downeast Maine, and if you want to work for a large company, this is not it. However, if you would like to be self-employed, there is a desperate need for honest capable construction workers. Right now we have been trying for months to find a contractor to repair a roof leak and install a chimney cap. You should take a good look at schools, too, before you move to a "small town". Good luck.
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