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Old 07-16-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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There is a job I am considering applying for with St. Vincent's in Billings. I am a 31 year old female in a relationship. My boyfriend is from South Africa so he will be joining me when his visa is approved. We are open to relocating to many places at the moment.

We are into nature, outdoors, skiing and I think that and a different lifestyle attract us. How does Billings compare to places like Park City, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole? I know Billings itself is not a ski town but just in terms of shops, restaurants and people. Also, do you get lots of foreigners there? And lastly, is there somewhat of a software industry in Billings?
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:56 AM
 
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Billings is not a mountain town like you want to compare to, and is more an average small city which you can be skiing in about 1 1/2 hours. Billings is not really a high tech city, and if your boyfriend is into software development, etc., it is really not here. There are often jobs in IT available such as companies, and banks that need developers in their IT departments.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Billings has a ton of restaurants for a smaller town. I lived there over 15 yrs before moving to TN & it has more than Nashville LOL. The software/IT world isn't so great but the main key players are Computers Unlimited, Computer Software Associates, iTech part of First Interstate Bank, Engineering firms and the MSU colleges. There's not a lot of industry there as it's mostly service related jobs. There are 3 large call centers there- Bresnan cable, Wells Fargo loan services, Frontier long distance plus GE operations center. Diversity is so-so, mostly white, but there are native american, hispanic, african american, orientals as well.

The city does sit in a valley & not wooded, but is a short distance to Red Lodge and Bozeman for skiing and mountain hiking. Fishing spots are Tongue River, Cooney Dam & Lake Elmo for the most part. I'm sure there are more with a hike.
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