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Old 02-10-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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I grew up in northwest Indiana. The city is nice for when I want to see a concert or something ,but for the most part I like it here. I had an interview all the way in Shaumberg this morning which is 55 miles away. I really don't want to commute that far on a daily basis. Even a 45 minute train ride each way from Hammond seems too far. Is there anything in northwest indiana for people who don't want to work in a strip mall or manufacturing plant? Or are all the good jobs bound to be sucked up by the greater pull of chicago?
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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There are some white collar jobs in the area, granted not a whole lot, just keep checking places like the times, tribune, career builder etc. or try the Indiana Workforce Development web site.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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There are some white collar jobs in the area, granted not a whole lot, just keep checking places like the times, tribune, career builder etc. or try the Indiana Workforce Development web site.
I know one off the top of my head.
CouponCabin.com
They moved to Whiting Indiana after Illinois passed a stupid Internet Tax and i believe they are growing and hiring.
Plus the CEO said he has been having a little trouble finding qualified people so theres bound to be some openings with talk like that.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:02 AM
 
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To be honest, there are not many good paying jobs in the area. Most people in the area that make pretty good money either work at the hospitals, steel mill, another unionized job, a small business owner, or with either PUC or IUN.

If you are looking for fortune 500 type jobs, you have to go either downtown, or the north, northwest, and west suburbs.

As much as I like to promote our area as an affordable area to live with some decent schools, the cost of living has been creeping up and if we are looking for healthy growth in our area, white collar jobs AND white collar amenities have to continue to find their way here.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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To be honest, there are not many good paying jobs in the area. Most people in the area that make pretty good money either work at the hospitals, steel mill, another unionized job, a small business owner, or with either PUC or IUN.

If you are looking for fortune 500 type jobs, you have to go either downtown, or the north, northwest, and west suburbs.

As much as I like to promote our area as an affordable area to live with some decent schools, the cost of living has been creeping up and if we are looking for healthy growth in our area, white collar jobs AND white collar amenities have to continue to find their way here.
From Hammond if you take the Skyway how long would it take to commute to the Loop?
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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From Hammond if you take the Skyway how long would it take to commute to the Loop?
Well, Hammond is L shaped, so it would depend on your starting point within Hammond. If you leave from the southeast part of Hessville closer to where Cline meets 80/94, it's probably about 40 or 45 mins. If you are leaving from north Hammond near the point where Calumet Ave. meets the toll road, you're probably looking at about 30 minutes.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Well, Hammond is L shaped, so it would depend on your starting point within Hammond. If you leave from the southeast part of Hessville closer to where Cline meets 80/94, it's probably about 40 or 45 mins. If you are leaving from north Hammond near the point where Calumet Ave. meets the toll road, you're probably looking at about 30 minutes.
I assume thats during rush hour now would the south shore be faster for the OP?
I believe the South Shore runs on a certain schedual so if you get there at a certain time you should be fine.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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I assume thats during rush hour now would the south shore be faster for the OP?
I believe the South Shore runs on a certain schedual so if you get there at a certain time you should be fine.
Isn't SS raising rates yet again?
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Well, Hammond is L shaped, so it would depend on your starting point within Hammond. If you leave from the southeast part of Hessville closer to where Cline meets 80/94, it's probably about 40 or 45 mins. If you are leaving from north Hammond near the point where Calumet Ave. meets the toll road, you're probably looking at about 30 minutes.
If you drive like I do, then it takes about 35 minutes from Munster and about 15 from the northernmost part of Hammond (with no traffic lol)
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:05 AM
 
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There are very few white collar jobs in this area, and when one does open up, there are hundreds of people fighting for the single opening. It's ruthless here right now. Unless you're in the medical field or willing to work in a RV manufacturing plant, it's tough to find anything. My main reason for wanting to move away from here is the lack of white collar jobs here. I'm stuck working in an RV "SWEATSHOP" at the moment because the money is better than most jobs in the entire area. I busted my butt earning my degree and can't even use it here. Good luck finding something.
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