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Old 08-27-2006, 01:57 PM
 
Location: PA
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We're planning on relocating from NJ. We spent last week driving around Bedford, Blair and Cambria looking at different houses. We're leaning toward Bedford, a realtor told us we should have no trouble finding work in that area. Our main concern is the job market and pay scales. My bf is a plumber for 25+ years, he's able to do many other things but won't touch electric. I'm a veterinary technician, also certified Medical Assistant, EKG & Phlebotomy. Any info that anyone could help us with would be great!! Thanks!!
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:17 PM
 
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Hey, I saw your thread and I just had to reply. That realtor just wants to sell you a house. My husband is from Beford and lost his job. There is no work available unless you are willing to make minimum wageor are extreamly specialized in your field. It's mostly a retirement city now.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:04 PM
 
Location: I hate PA
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Hey, I saw your thread and I just had to reply. That realtor just wants to sell you a house. My husband is from Beford and lost his job. There is no work available unless you are willing to make minimum wageor are extreamly specialized in your field. It's mostly a retirement city now.
LOL, it's like that all over the state too...
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:48 PM
 
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Is it really that bad? Would it be better to look for work in the Altoona area? Just not live there....lol
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:15 AM
 
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Just read the original post, and yes, Bedford has gone through some hard times, but in recent months several compnaies have choosen to locate in Bedford County. IMHO you will not find a more beautiful area to live in. You mentioned that your husband is a plumber. My uncles own a company in Beford called Knisely and Sons. They do pluming, heating, HVAC, etc. THey are usually looking for people. Their web site is www.kniselyandsons.com
Hope this is of some help to you.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:28 PM
 
Location: PA
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Just read the original post, and yes, Bedford has gone through some hard times, but in recent months several compnaies have choosen to locate in Bedford County. IMHO you will not find a more beautiful area to live in. You mentioned that your husband is a plumber. My uncles own a company in Beford called Knisely and Sons. They do pluming, heating, HVAC, etc. THey are usually looking for people. Their web site is www.kniselyandsons.com
Hope this is of some help to you.

Thanks for the info!! That's what the realtor told us, she said there were a couple large companies moving into the area and 1 or 2 more that were coming within the next five years, creating hundreds of jobs. Maybe she was right?
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