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Old 01-06-2011, 07:30 PM
 
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Hi Folks:

I currently reside in South Jersey, and am looking at a possible move to Phoenix. I have been out of work in NJ for the past 6 months here, and hubby recently became unemployed. My Mom resides in Sun City Grande, in Surprise Arizona. Was thinking about coming out there and looking for a job. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree and over twelve years of accounting experience in manufacturing and engineering industries. It is just so costly to live here anymore unfortunately. The weather stinks big time to. My Mom is in Arizona, and would like to move to be closer to her. My husband has worked crappy jobs in the past four years since the economy has tanked, He has worked for Trugreen lastly, and recently laid off due to the winter season. He doesn't make more than $10 hour when he is employed here. So making less money would not be a big deal. My plan of action is to bring my laptop and start sending out resumes when I come into Phoenix. Maybe start sending them a week before my arrival. I was going to get a pay as you go cell phone, so I can get a local number, so I don't look like an out of state resident. Also can anybody give me any advice on how much a nice two bedroom condo would cost to rent out there????? Thank you in advance for all of your advice I appreciate it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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Sadly Arizona has lost more jobs than any other state this past recession.

Our "real" unemployment rate is one of the worse in the nation.

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States

This is one of the reasons so many people have been leaving the Phoenix area in the past few years.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Sadly Arizona has lost more jobs than any other state this past recession.

Our "real" unemployment rate is one of the worse in the nation.

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States

This is one of the reasons so many people have been leaving the Phoenix area in the past few years.
Different thread, same old post. And, not directly responsive to the original post. And, Phoenix is still growing -- people are always leaving. I notice that you don't have any "facts" to back that one up.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs, Phoenix has experinced a 30,000+ net job growth over the last 18 months. That's huge and one of the absolute highest in the nation over that same period. There are jobs here.
Our REAL unemployment rate is 8.5%, below the national unemployment rate.
With U-6 unemployment, a kid who works at Starbucks part-time but wishes he was full time is "unemployed". Also, a stay-at-home mom who once worked but now doesn't and is not even looking is "unemployed". U-6 has a purpose, but it is not the "real" unemployment rate nor is it the one that is universally accepted.
As far as accounting jobs, jobing.com, hotjobs.com, monster.com, jobs.com, and other websites like those would be a good starting point for a job search. Also check azcentral.com's classifieds.
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
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Rent depends on location.

Save your money and dont bother with the pay as you go cell phone to get a local exchange. Lots of folks never bother to switch when they move so it is common. I still have my Ohio exchange, my boss has California, amd other of my coworkers have Colorado and Washington.
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