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Old 05-08-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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I AM A 37YR. OLD BLACK MALE WHO JUST GOT DIVORCED . I AM LOOKING INTO RELOCATING TO PHILLY OR SOMEWHERE CLOSE BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. I AM LIVING IN ORLANDO FL. NOW, BUT I GREW UP IN BROOKLYN NY AND LIVED IN BALTIMORE MD. FOR 5YRS. I HAVE WORKED IN THE PHARMACUETICAL AND FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES AS A MACHINE OPERATOR, BATCH MAKER,COMPOUNDER AND ALSO AS A LINE LEAD JUST TO NAME A FEW TITLES. I HAVE LIVED IN HARD NEIGHBORHOODS BUT NOTHING TO FAR GONE . IF ANYBODY CAN GIVE SOME IDEAS AS FAR AS WHERE TO LOOK FOR JOBS AND HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION. I LOST MY CAR IN THE DIVORCE BUT IF I NEED A CAR IN PHILLY TO GET AROUND THEN LET ME KNOW I WILL JUST HAVE TO FIND A CHEAP ONE FOR NOW..ALSO HOW'S THE DATING SCENE I'M IN MOURNING NOW BUT ONE DAY
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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Sorry to hear of your divorce, been there, done that and now am happily engaged, life does go on!
As for jobs here though, there are a lot of pharmaceutical companies that you might be able to work for. Your best bet because they tend to be difficult to get into unless you have a bachelors or better or know someone is to go through a staffing service first or at least call one and they can give you better insight. As for living around here, I'm not going to comment because I'm from down south and am moving back down there after living here for a very long time. I think you either love it here or you hate it. Just my honest opinion. I used to date when I was single for a long time and never had a problem being approached or approaching. I think depending on the area, you should do okay. Of course I'm a woman so it's a lot easier for us.
Good luck with your move, life, dating etc... Big change is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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thank you for your response. if anybody has good tips on temp agencies please list them
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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I'm not real knowledgable on blue-collar jobs but as the previous poster said, most pharmaceutical companies are in the suburbs. One notable exception is GlaxoSmithKline. There is a Coca-Cola Bottling company in the city. Doing a quick online search, I also found a Labor Ready office on the 1200 block of Vine in Center City (downtown).

You sound like a guy who can live with a little grit as long as it's not bombed out. I would recommend a stretch of apartments in the University City section West Philly area on Pine between 48th and 50th. This is convenient not only to the buses on nearby Spruce and Walnut but also the light rail trolley down on Baltimore Avenue. You can find all sorts of people from all walks of life there. If you're into West African food and people, you'll find a lot of friends among the establishments along Baltimore Avenue.

Other decent, reasonably priced neighborhoods to consider would include East Mt. Airy and (although I don't know about apartments here), East Oak Lane. Slightly out of town, Upper Darby is worth consideration. You can catch a bus or trolley to 69th Street then catch the El train into town.

You can get around pretty well without a car in the city proper or even in the closer suburbs. It helps if you're working in the city.

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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thanks for the tip, is it easy to travel around philly without a car to get to the suburbs
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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It depends on the destination. Like a lot of places, the areas outside the city with the most job growth are awkward if not impossible to get to by transit.

When you find specific companies and their locations, we can tell if/how you can get to them.

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thanks for the tip, is it easy to travel around philly without a car to get to the suburbs
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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thanks for the tip, is it easy to travel around philly without a car to get to the suburbs
You can pretty much get to the suburbs from center city using public transportation. There is a problem, however, getting from one suburb to another directly. It would really make more sense for you to find a job first, and then place to live. Good luck!
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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I Agree Newmarlig, Is The Job Market Ok There Even With The Recession Going On . ... Also I Plan To Buy A Car Either Way I Just Needed To Know If I Could Survive For A While Without One..
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Tone509 What Areas Outside The City Has Had Good Job Growth. Also Where Can I Find Good Entertainment Like A Jazz Club, Sports Bar, Not Really Into The Nightclubs Unless They Are Mature....i Can't Do The Soldier Boy(lol)
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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For suburban job growth, off the top of my head I can think of: Fort Washington, Blue Bell, Horsham, Exton and the "granddaddy" King of Prussia.

Champions is a popular sports bar on 12th and Market. There are a few well-known jazz/blues clubs: Warmdaddy's and Chris' Jazz Cafe come to mind first.
WDAS 105.3 is the more established of the two mature R&B stations in town. They advertise events for the "grown & sexy". See if you can find their website, I'd imagine they'd have info for happy hours and nights out. No Soulja Boy required.
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