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Old 06-25-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Hi folks,

My wife and I are considering moving to Sarasota. We're both ex-east coast beach lovers and are sick and tired of being land locked in the Charlotte NC area.

Just a few questions in regards to it all.

1) How is the job market for the financial services area?
2) How is the job market for the retail sector?
3) How is the job market period?

We need the beach! Please help!

Thanks Much!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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Here is a recent article from a local paper that could shed some light on your concerns.

Southwest Florida unemployment rate drops to 8.7 percent | HeraldTribune.com

The market for jobs is tough right now, but it is stabilizing and unemployment is dropping. I cannot speak about the specific areas you were wo defying about, sorry! I would say for sure that you should have at least one stable income before relocating..
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Oobie119...Many thanks for the response. And your advise is exactly how I was seeing it. Not moving anywhere until atleast one of us is employed.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Here are some web sites where you can search for jobs. It is still pretty tough to find a job right now. There are many applicants, sometimes hudreds, for the same job.

www.employflorida.com, www.jobfocus.com, www.heraldtribune.com, www.indeed.com
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Sarasota
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I just moved back here three months ago from the Charlotte NC area, & while I don't know about the financial sector, my kids have found the job market to be better here than in NC. By far.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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Tamre & Frida7...thanks to both of you for your responses. If there's any additional information and or facts about the Sarasota area you can offer please please please feel free to do so. We really want to make this move but we need your help and others to get our ducks in a row accordingly.

Again...Many Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Tamre & Frida7...thanks to both of you for your responses. If there's any additional information and or facts about the Sarasota area you can offer please please please feel free to do so. We really want to make this move but we need your help and others to get our ducks in a row accordingly.

Again...Many Thanks!
If you go to the Sarasota County web site and click on Fast Facts, it will give you some demographic information about population, age, types of employment, cost of living comparison, school info, tax rates, electric rates, etc.
Demographics

You can also use the links on this page to learn more about Sarasota County. Sarasota County Government
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The local newspaper, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, is also another source of local news and information about our area: Sarasota Florida news, weather, sports and business | HeraldTribune.com | Sarasota FL
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