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Old 05-01-2008, 08:16 PM
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My boyfriend and I are relocating to Chambersburg at the end of this month for my new job. Any suggestions on where to look for jobs for him? He's a carpenter and we can't seem to find much online... Is the job market that tight in Chambersburg?
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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Would he be comfortable working on his own? There seem to be more remodeling jobs available than new construction. It's very hard to find a good, reliable contractor to do home remodeling work. If he did, once the word got out, I think he'd be swamped with work.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:26 PM
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Definitely! He's very dependable and thorough. Do you know where would be best to advertise his services if he decided to go out on his own?
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Selinsgrove, PA
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I would check into Internet ads, yellow pages, and maybe a flyer with tear-off numbers at grocery stores (they usually have bulletin boards) and any restaurants that would allow it. Maybe at first a large display ad in a newspaper, or sometimes the local paoer will run a special "home improvement" section, especially now with people thinking of spring cleaning and getting their houses in shape. You could probably also get fairly inexpensive yard signs and find strategic street corners or intersections, then check with the municipality and see if you can put something there. Once he'd get established, word of mouth should keep him in business.

Oh, and Lowe's and Home Depot have people who do work for them, and also do their own work on the side. Check into those and any other hardware stores and lumber yards in the area.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Default jobs in Chambersburg

I am familiar with the locality of Chambersburg, and there is not much as far as 'industry and progression'. Companies in the area are distant, and the area is reminiscent of small town pushed into progression.

It is a peaceful, dedicated, solemn, and true town, at least on the outskirts. Lovely landscapes, quaint folk taverns and diners, and peaceful commuting. But expect to see combines and tractors on your way to work, in the midst of daily commutes. There are a handful of routes available to main intersections, and there are very few absolute commuters entering the area. This area is just remote enough to be valuable in respect to Harrisburg jobs, but just within reach for those who venture off the main routes to work there.

All-in-all, it's a nice place to live, work, and sustain. As long as you are local, within 10-20 minutes of the travel routes. Just due east you will find a vast variety of shopping malls, stores, food, etc. Check out Red Run Grill up north!
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