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Old 02-27-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Hello, I'm an admin from NYC with wall street experience- I was wondering how the job situation is in general in New Orleans right now for professionals with experience. Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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The news would have you believe it's good. In fact, there are many articles talking about how it's very good. Here's the problem... the comparison they are using is "good compared to right after Katrina". The reality is that pay is fairly low (most people make between $10 and $15 an hour). Depending on your industry, you will also have a hard time finding a job. There are lots of low paying jobs all over the place (think McDonalds and the like). If you want to find out what kind of jobs there are out there, take a look at nola.com, craigslist, monster, careerbuilder, etc. Yes, there are unadvertised jobs as well, but they are hard to find if you don't already have a contact.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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How are the oil jobs faring?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "wall street experience."

Moiraesfate...i dont know what you are thinking but there are plenty of jobs to be had right now if you are qualified and a professional, respectable person...ive never had a problem finding a job. Also, 10 to 15 dollars an hour is pretty good considering we have a much lower COL than other old cities. Try to find a salary job?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Also, I suggest taking a look at worknola.com this website has many good jobs posted each week.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: US
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How are the oil jobs faring?
seems fairly healthy at this time in that area
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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The news would have you believe it's good. In fact, there are many articles talking about how it's very good. Here's the problem... the comparison they are using is "good compared to right after Katrina". The reality is that pay is fairly low (most people make between $10 and $15 an hour). Depending on your industry, you will also have a hard time finding a job. There are lots of low paying jobs all over the place (think McDonalds and the like). If you want to find out what kind of jobs there are out there, take a look at nola.com, craigslist, monster, careerbuilder, etc. Yes, there are unadvertised jobs as well, but they are hard to find if you don't already have a contact.
A post on another thread has census data stats that says New Orleans has about 5100 households within the city proper that make over 200k a year. I really don't understand how you work in hospitality when every word that comes out of your mouth (on the internet, at least) is about how miserable of a place New Orleans is.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Man with a tan hat
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She posted in another thread that her householdincome is 55k. Know she is married but not if she has kids. Either way, that is difficult to live on. If that were me, I would be looking for a different industry. But if she really loves what she does (and its hard to believe that she does, with the number of posts where she complains about it), New Orleans is probably not a great place for her.

OP, try a temp service at first. We use them to staff admin help on the films we shoot and its a great way to make contacts for more permanent employment. We pay about $15-20 an hour, depending on what we need.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Up North
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I was just looking at job listings in New Orleans vs. Boston and its crazy. There are no jobs for accountants in New Orleans, when I thought accounting was supposed to be recession proof.

Boston has 400 listings per 40 New Orleans has.

Not sure if this would be a smart move.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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Boston is 4 times larger and is not geared towards service and tourism as much as New Orleans.
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