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Old 08-08-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Are jobs not pleantuful down in this region, or is this area maily for pensioners who are retired and livng la vida loca????
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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For the 146,867th time, JOBS ARE HARD TO COME BY IN THIS AREA! Good jobs that pay enough to pay your bills are even harder to find. There are less jobs here every day. Florida leads the country in jobs lost since the beginning of this year. http://www.upi.com/Business_News/200...7601216503774/

I have been working with multiple agencies since March of last year. They have managed to come up with a whopping 4 days of work for me in all that time.

If you can part the sea, walk on water, hang the moon and do it all in 3 languages you might have a shot. Can you live on $8/hr? I got a call from a friend a few minutes ago. She is a full charge bookkeeper with almost 20 years experience and excellent references. She got an offer today for $10/hr.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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What kind of job are you looking for? Do you have experience in a certain field? What Racelady said is pretty accurate. I would definitely secure a job before moving down. You might even think about renting before buying if you are not that familiar with the area.

The average age in Venice is 69 years old, so yes, this area does have a high retired population. The average age in North Port is 38, but again, jobs are not plentiful right now. Not that the employment stats are doing that great anywhere in the US.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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For the 146,867th time, JOBS ARE HARD TO COME BY IN THIS AREA! Good jobs that pay enough to pay your bills are even harder to find. There are less jobs here every day. Florida leads the country in jobs lost since the beginning of this year. Labor Dept.: Florida tops in lost jobs - UPI.com

I have been working with multiple agencies since March of last year. They have managed to come up with a whopping 4 days of work for me in all that time.

If you can part the sea, walk on water, hang the moon and do it all in 3 languages you might have a shot. Can you live on $8/hr? I got a call from a friend a few minutes ago. She is a full charge bookkeeper with almost 20 years experience and excellent references. She got an offer today for $10/hr.
Nuff Said
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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For the 146,867th time, JOBS ARE HARD TO COME BY IN THIS AREA! Good jobs that pay enough to pay your bills are even harder to find. There are less jobs here every day. Florida leads the country in jobs lost since the beginning of this year. Labor Dept.: Florida tops in lost jobs - UPI.com

I have been working with multiple agencies since March of last year. They have managed to come up with a whopping 4 days of work for me in all that time.

If you can part the sea, walk on water, hang the moon and do it all in 3 languages you might have a shot. Can you live on $8/hr? I got a call from a friend a few minutes ago. She is a full charge bookkeeper with almost 20 years experience and excellent references. She got an offer today for $10/hr.
Then why are people in the area still staying there if it is hard to find good jobs. Why dont people relocate to another part of the country such as the northeast as jobs are more pleantiful and definitely more on the pay scale. I think people just want the three "s" sunshine/ sand/ sex/..
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:09 AM
 
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Then why are people in the area still staying there if it is hard to find good jobs. Why dont people relocate to another part of the country such as the northeast as jobs are more pleantiful and definitely more on the pay scale. I think people just want the three "s" sunshine/ sand/ sex/..

Many people end up being to broke to move, and some cant sell their homes.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Then why are people in the area still staying there if it is hard to find good jobs. Why dont people relocate to another part of the country such as the northeast as jobs are more pleantiful and definitely more on the pay scale. I think people just want the three "s" sunshine/ sand/ sex/..
Good morning and thank you for making me laugh! I love the "three s" concept.
The retirees in the area don't have to worry about jobs and as DJ indicated some people are too financially strapped to do so. RL and SFG have given you great advice about securing employment before you move to the area.
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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As I learned years ago when I left my corporate job behind to live in southwest Florida, the job market here is different. For most people making a good living means that you need to be entrepreneurial.
The area where there are employment opportunities now is in health care. With an aging population you'll find that doctors waiting rooms are full.
The other traditional employment areas are slow.

If you would like to relocate with a job in hand here is how I would proceed.

Make sure you have a well written resume highlighting your accomplishments. Develop a cover letter that introduces the you the woman who walks on water and would be an asset to any organization. Make sure in your cover letter you ask for a job.

Go to the Chamber of Commerce website in all of the locations you think you might like to live. The chamber will have a list of members businesses. Mail your resume to all the businesses. Some businesses will have websites, some may even list career opportunities. An example here in Venice the Center for Sight has job openings.

Good luck

PS I've never had much success with employment agencies
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Then why are people in the area still staying there if it is hard to find good jobs. Why dont people relocate to another part of the country such as the northeast as jobs are more pleantiful and definitely more on the pay scale. I think people just want the three "s" sunshine/ sand/ sex/..
I love my sunshine, sand and sex!
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