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Old 02-02-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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I am in the process of moving to Naples FL from NJ. I have some family there and i know jobs are bad all over. I know it's more of a richer area but im lookin to rent at first and her ein nj the prices are through the roof.. Me and my gf i just wanted to know how everyone who lives there feels about the area? In a job market wise? Raising kids? Safety? Traffic?
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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Where in Jersey are you from?
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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No. If you must live in Florida, there has to be better places than Naples. Go to Bonita, or Estero.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Yea i have a sister in naples though to ease the transition for me. i know there's alot of "new constrcition" goin on. Im going to school for a "machine operator" i think it could be a good place job wise for me once i'm done too.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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There was a lot of construction going on in 2004 and 2005. There is NO construction going on there.

Further, your area has an unemployment rate of 9.2. Naples has a unemployment rate of 11.9.

And just to the north of Naples is the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area, where unemployment is almost 14 percent.

So no, you would have a much better chance of getting a job where you are now.

If you are desperate for a job and can easily pull up stakes (in other words you do not have a family, especially children) I would suggest Nebraska and both of the Dakotas. They have excellent unemployment rates. Parts of Iowa and Kansas are good, too. Some of those places have low costs of living, too.

If you have to be warm , there are parts of Texas with jobs. Try Amarillo, Bryan and Midland.

And heck, there are lots of areas all over this country with fairly decent unemployment rates, including Knoxville TN , but swFlorida is not one of them. If you must stay in Florida, go with Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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There is very little building construction going on in SW Florida right now. The recent I-75 widening project is just finishing up. There are also plenty of unemployed workers to fill any positions that do open up.

There is this project though. I'm guessing that they will need equipment operators. It is expected to be completed in 2017.
Work about to begin on $53M Everglades restoration project » Naples Daily News
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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I wonder how many people show up for those jobs? The guy is still in school up there. Meanwhile, they are hiring people with YEARS of experience. The ones that haven't moved away to find more work, that it.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I know. Just trying to present a more positive outlook. Getting tired of people telling me that I'm negative all the time.

If his sister is here, he's probably coming no matter what we say anyway.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Thanks guys well the grants for florida as a whole is pretty good. FL | Performance Place | StimulusWatch.org Yea it's tough everywhere right now just trying to make a postive move for me and gf to begin a life. She does accounting so i hope she can find work as for me once im done with the school i can grab somthin even if not in machines. My sister does Real estat and "bpo's" there which is like surveys which i can help her take pictures and orders on homes foreclosed and short saled. So we're hopin for the best.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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By having family here, you definitely have an advantage over a lot of other people that come down knowing nobody.
For one thing, your sister can help you find a place to live!
Good luck to you!
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