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Old 07-19-2013, 08:29 PM
Location: Omaha, NE
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Granted, I have only been searching for three weeks, but I have applied to a large number of places and many different positions and still no job. I have hotel experience, office/admin, bartending, retail sales, and customer service experience.

I have interviewed with a few places, and although they seemed promising, I haven't heard back from anyone yet. I did hear back from two hotels to say thanks, but no thanks.

I have been using my few connections here to network for a job, also, but to no avail yet.

If I cannot find a job by the middle of August, I will need to move back home because I will have used all my savings for rent and bills.

I did A LOT of research before moving here, and it seems like it still wasn't enough.

Are there any places hiring where I can make enough to pay rent and bills (at least $11/hour)?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:28 PM
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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You have applied at bars? I imagine the hundreds of them are always hiring. I can't see someone not being able to find a job in a hotel or bar in New Orleans.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Community Coffee has been hiring...
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:40 PM
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Huh? I have heard that Louisiana is an entrepreneur hotbed! The states fiscal is in the BLACK and there are plenty of jobs, especially in surrounding areas.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:17 PM
Location: Carrollton/New Orleans
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My husband and I moved here in June. He was hired on the spot as a line cook and also works as a florr manager at a fairly well-known cafe near Tulane. It took me two weeks to find my clerical job at a law office and I had one other interview that I didn't get the job.

I am guessing that if you are using Craigslist, you're sending your resume to a bunch of bogus listings. I found a ton of the admin/medical/legal jobs were just trying to scam my email address. Have you tried a temp agency?
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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Yeah, don't use craigslist. Too hard to seperate the scams, spam, from the real ads.....I looked on Indeed.com and found some jobs that I've applied for...I'm not moving until I get a job.
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