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Old 05-30-2011, 08:49 AM
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My husband was offered a job in Detroit or Lansing and I am a teacher. Are teaching jobs impossible to get? How is the economy now? We currently live outside of DC where the job market and economy are very stable. Are we crazy to even think about moving back "home" right now?
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:09 AM
Location: State of Superior
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Not at all. Go where the jobs are, even if theybe in a State like MI. that was one of the worst. Things are changing. I predict the " rust belt" will come back, and soon in some places. The Jobs may look different, and many of them will be, but they are still Jobs...... You will find cost of living a lot less than in the beltway around DC.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:16 AM
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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There are teaching jobs in Michigan? Last I heard St Clair SHores had 70 positions last year and nearly 10,000 teachers applied?
What areas are hiring?

I am confident that Detroit is not hiring teachers. Not sure what the LAnsing area is like for teaching..
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:59 PM
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Trust me when I say teaching jobs in Michigan will be hard to find soon. King Richard last week signed the buget bill that cuts funding to schools. There fore many school districts will be laying teachers off.

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Old 05-31-2011, 03:51 AM
Location: Pure Michigan!
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It seems that Michigan is only following the national trend of cutting funding to schools during this dismal economy. I have seen threads on several state forums where people are inquiring about teaching jobs and the responses always seem to be the same, from Maine to South Carolina to Arizona: the state is cutting funding to public schools, teachers are being laid off, no districts are hiring, etc., etc., etc. I guess it's a rough time to be a teacher. Still, there have to be some districts that are hiring in this state, so if you have good experience and are a good candidate, start searching online and apply, and who knows what you might find? Teachers do retire every year, and they have to be replaced at some point.

Good luck.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:05 AM
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Lake Orion had over 40 positions open last year. I don't know how many applicants they had. I know they offered a package to the older teachers for retirement so that's probably why there were so many openings. Hard to tell what will happen this year, but I'm guessing there won't be as many positions available.

That said, if your husband has an offer to move back and going home is what you want to do, then TAKE IT. Jobs are still hard to get across the board. There are more positions available, but there are a lot of people out of work and many people (like us) who are trying to go home. We're also in the DC area and have been trying to go home to the Detrot area for over a year now. There have been jobs that my husband was so qualified for that his name and picture may as well have been on the job description and he didn't even get called for an interview. He's been working with recruiters and has a lot of contacts in his industry and yet, nothing.

I would love to be in your shoes right now. We were home over the weekend and every time we're there it just makes me want to move back even more.

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