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Old 06-19-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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I've only been living here for about a year, so I wasn't sure. My son is down visiting me, and he was hoping to find a job doing this. He won first place in a statewide competition and 8th in the nation doing this, so he's very good and precise. However, I know the job market overall is very bad right now. His specialty was the brick mailboxes although I also have noticed that a lot of subdivisions (including the one I live in) have community mailboxes, so I'm not sure if he'd be able to do that here. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I've only been living here for about a year, so I wasn't sure. My son is down visiting me, and he was hoping to find a job doing this. He won first place in a statewide competition and 8th in the nation doing this, so he's very good and precise. However, I know the job market overall is very bad right now. His specialty was the brick mailboxes although I also have noticed that a lot of subdivisions (including the one I live in) have community mailboxes, so I'm not sure if he'd be able to do that here. Any suggestions?
My husband does patios, walkways and pavers. Things are very slow now. If he does this type of work down here, I'd suggest that he starts his own business. Reason being, he won't get paid that well. He can make alot more on his own. Although, my DH applied for a job doing this about 5-6 yrs ago and they were going to pay $15/hr, but that was on the high end. Most places will probably pay around $10/hr. If I were him, I'd open the phone book and call around to see whose hiring and get an idea of what they pay.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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The biggest use of bricks I see around here is paver driveways, but I don't think that they require a whole lot of experience to get right.

Most homes are made of rebar reinforced concrete, not brick.

Many custom homes have fancy brick fireplaces, but they aren't standard in the average home. I doubt there's all that much work here.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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You might find more specific information here:
Search results: brick layers wanted orlando (http://gafdjgrhrj.com/search.php?q=brick+layers+wanted+orlando&aff=30196 &saff=777 - broken link)
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Forget Orlando for construction work right now. People are still losing their shirts trying to start a biz here. Many construction firms are hurting and payroll money is even harder to collect. Maybe next year?
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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Why would anyone think any type of construction is needing any employees right now?

And starting up your own business isn't cheap. If your son is sucessful where he is and there is a demand for what he does(and it sounds like he is sucessful) he should stay put.
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