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Old 12-11-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hello everyone and thanks in advance. My family and I are moving to Tampa this Feb. I have 3 kids ages 7, 3, and 9. My husband is in the music business (bass guitar player) and I have a paralegal degree. I was wondering about jobs in the legal field. What about legal assistants. Are there plenty of jobs like that there? What is the nightlife like, is there many classy restaurants, and how is Tampa holding up with the economy the way it is? I know that it is rough everywhere and I heard that Florida got hit hard but is it hard for all people or just people who work in certain areas to get jobs?
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Moving to Tampa in Feb 2009. Got questions
Cool. Time travel.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
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Hello everyone and thanks in advance. My family and I are moving to Tampa this Feb. I have 3 kids ages 7, 3, and 9. My husband is in the music business (bass guitar player) and I have a paralegal degree. I was wondering about jobs in the legal field. What about legal assistants. Are there plenty of jobs like that there? What is the nightlife like, is there many classy restaurants, and how is Tampa holding up with the economy the way it is? I know that it is rough everywhere and I heard that Florida got hit hard but is it hard for all people or just people who work in certain areas to get jobs?
There are jobs. Nearly all of them are filled or have dozens of candidates lined up. Even Publix and Winn-Dixie have their pick of a multitude of candidates, and are no longer hiring fourteen-year-olds.

The Bay Area's been hit hard-- which is not to say every individual has, but a huge number have, and not just itinerant construction and restaurant workers.
DO NOT move here without a job lined up. DO NOT move here without having done your homework. (Note: posting on City-Data is not sufficient homework.)
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Cool. Time travel.
Haha! For some reason I have that Huey Lewis song "Back in Time" stuck in my head now.

Thanks alot!

Sorry OP, I couldn't resist.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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There are jobs. Nearly all of them are filled or have dozens of candidates lined up. Even Publix and Winn-Dixie have their pick of a multitude of candidates, and are no longer hiring fourteen-year-olds.

The Bay Area's been hit hard-- which is not to say every individual has, but a huge number have, and not just itinerant construction and restaurant workers.
DO NOT move here without a job lined up. DO NOT move here without having done your homework. (Note: posting on City-Data is not sufficient homework.)
Thanks for the advice. I know this is not enough homework. I've been on here, talking to people that live in Tampa, and planning a visit down soon. I also know how hard it is to get a job from out of state but I heard I can get a PO Box and use that.

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Haha! For some reason I have that Huey Lewis song "Back in Time" stuck in my head now.

Thanks alot!

Sorry OP, I couldn't resist.
I couldn't figure this out until just now. Yea, Feb 09. LOL. Sorry. 2010. Ha!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:25 AM
 
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I fixed the year for you!!!

You do need to visit. There are a lot of ppl looking for jobs who live in Tampa so if you live out of state your chances of getting a job are nil. You don't want to move down without enough funds and a job to live.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I fixed the year for you!!!

You do need to visit. There are a lot of ppl looking for jobs who live in Tampa so if you live out of state your chances of getting a job are nil. You don't want to move down without enough funds and a job to live.
Thanks for fixing that for me! I do have another question though. How is the music scene down there like?
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Eh, I don't think there's much of a music scene for those past high school age.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: South Tampa - Bayside West Neighborhood
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Thanks for fixing that for me! I do have another question though. How is the music scene down there like?
Here is everything you need to know about the music scene in the Bay area, its pretty big. Just check out the links below, there are calendars, listing of venues, artists, etc....

Soundcheck | Tampa Bands, Tampa Concerts, Music and More (http://blogs.tampabay.com/tbt/Artists/ - broken link)

Music | Creative Loafing Tampa | Music
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: New York City
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just curious....how far is Brandon from downtown and south tampa? Is it a nice area to live? much to do around there and amenities (stores, restaurants, shopping. movies etc)....or do you have to go downtown/south tampa for most of the "action" (lol)....
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