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Old 04-07-2006, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I am considering relocating my family from Northern VA (DC Suburbs) to the Raleigh area due to the high cost of living up here. I was wondering if anyone knows about the job market for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Professionals in the RDU area and who the leading GIS employers are. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have some GIS background, and I did look for some jobs in that area, and I don't think there are a whole lot, other than the usual county/city planning type offices (which usually hire everyone as a temp for a year or so before making them perm). There was one company in Morrisville with which I interviewed, but they require EVERYONE to start on 2nd shift to "prove themselves" before they can "move up" to 1st shift. The State Center for Health Statistics (Raleigh) has a GIS unit, but it is very small.

Frankly, I was disappointed in what I found here (I'm native to the area, but was hoping to change careers into GIS). This was about 7 years ago, so it may have gotten better, but I don't usually see much.
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Thanks for the response. Seven years is actually a long time in terms of the GIS industry, which has seen tremendous growth in that timespan. Most work in the field, at least from my experience, is with Federal Government contract or state/city governments. I was hoping to locate some compaines with offices in Raleigh that have Fedral contracts to do GIS. Obviously, coming from the DC area, I expect there not to be nearly as many jobs in the field, but I was hoping to find enough for there to be some sense of security (ie. one company loses a contract I could catch on with another). Unfortunately, I don't see that.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:32 PM
 
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Default Did you find a job?

Hi,

We are also thinking of relocating from Florida to NC and was wondering about the GIS job market. Did you find out anything about the job situation?

Good luck,

Heather
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:20 AM
 
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Due to the rapid growth in the Triangle, we have tons of Environmental and Engineering Consulting firms...I'd imagine many of them would find GIS skills useful.
Many state government agencies many also have positions from time-to-time that could use that skill such as the Dept. of Transportation or Dept. of Environment.
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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I am considering relocating my family from Northern VA (DC Suburbs) to the Raleigh area due to the high cost of living up here. I was wondering if anyone knows about the job market for GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Professionals in the RDU area and who the leading GIS employers are. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated!
Please call me at 919-889-2210. My name is Regina Tucci and I am a Technical Recruiter. i happen to be searching for 2 GIS developers for the Chapel Hill area presently. Send your resume to rtucci@horizontap.com, if interested.

Regina Tucci
Horizon Resources, LLC
www.horizontap.com
919-889-2210
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Regina, you are responding to a nearly 3 year old thread, in case you didn't know.
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