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Old 12-29-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: up-state NY and hating it
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Hello everyone, I just visited your beautifull state and would really like to call it my new home. I am originally from New Hampshire but currently living in up-state New York where i hate it. I am a 51 year old healthy male who just wants to settle in WV. I would prefer the southern part of the state but would consider other area's. I would need to obtain employment but i am not sure what the economy is like in your beautifull state. I have a highschool Diploma but no trade. Could anyone give me some information on the state? I would want to live in the country and would not mind a 30 mile commute to a job. I hope somebody can give me some advice.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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The obvious thing would be to look around the larger cities. Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston and Huntington would be good places to start if you are looking for a more southern locale. More info on what you are looking for and need could help narrow your search some more. Glad you like it here!
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Here in Morgantown we have one of the Nation's lowest unemployment rates and we are near some outstanding outdoor venues. A 30 mile radius around our town provides some nice rural communities for consideration. We aren't in southern West Virginia, but we are closer to New Hampshire and can still give you Mountain State living. What skills do you have or what type of job are you seeking?
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I just visited your beautifull state and would really like to call it my new home. I am originally from New Hampshire but currently living in up-state New York where i hate it. I am a 51 year old healthy male who just wants to settle in WV. I would prefer the southern part of the state but would consider other area's. I would need to obtain employment but i am not sure what the economy is like in your beautifull state. I have a highschool Diploma but no trade. Could anyone give me some information on the state? I would want to live in the country and would not mind a 30 mile commute to a job. I hope somebody can give me some advice.
What kind of work experience do you have?
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Washington, WV
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There are many great places to live in WV and maybe a few that aren't so great, as is the case with any state. The southern part of WV around Beckley and Bluefied/Princeton is a good choice. A few larger cities (by WV standards) that are clean, not run down, and good places to live are Morgantown, Parkersburg, Charleston, and Huntington. While Parkersburg and Morgantown are in northern WV, they are very nice towns and have everything you need. I happen to live in Parkersburg and my daughter in Morgantown, so am very familiar with both. They are also reasonably close to big cities, including Columbus and Pittsburgh, if that is important. But no matter what city you live in here, you can drive 5 miles and be clear out in the country.

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate as of November is down to 7.9 percent, which is significantly below the national rate of 8.6 percent. The development of the Marcellus shale is also contributing to job improvements in WV. Most sectors in the state are expanding.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I just visited your beautifull state and would really like to call it my new home. I am originally from New Hampshire but currently living in up-state New York where i hate it. I am a 51 year old healthy male who just wants to settle in WV. I would prefer the southern part of the state but would consider other area's. I would need to obtain employment but i am not sure what the economy is like in your beautifull state. I have a highschool Diploma but no trade. Could anyone give me some information on the state? I would want to live in the country and would not mind a 30 mile commute to a job. I hope somebody can give me some advice.
I love it too! That's why I moved back!
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: up-state NY and hating it
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Thanks to everyone who responded to my post.As i already stated i don't have a skilled trade but i have worked in the manufacuring industry as well as the retail industry. I can pass a drug test and background check and can provide excellent references upon request. I am going to check out the cities that were suggested on the internet. I would not mind a 20-30 mile commute to work as i would want to live in the country. Hope i will be able to relocate soon. West Virginia reminds me of my home state of New Hampshire and it does not get 10 feet of snow in winter or -20 below zero temperatures in winter. I found the people to be very friendly and the scenery beautifull. My personal email is ruswhit60@yahoo.com if anyone would like to write me directly with more ideas of employment. Thanks again to everyone. Russ W.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone who responded to my post.As i already stated i don't have a skilled trade but i have worked in the manufacuring industry as well as the retail industry. I can pass a drug test and background check and can provide excellent references upon request. I am going to check out the cities that were suggested on the internet. I would not mind a 20-30 mile commute to work as i would want to live in the country. Hope i will be able to relocate soon. West Virginia reminds me of my home state of New Hampshire and it does not get 10 feet of snow in winter or -20 below zero temperatures in winter. I found the people to be very friendly and the scenery beautifull. My personal email is ruswhit60@yahoo.com if anyone would like to write me directly with more ideas of employment. Thanks again to everyone. Russ W.
Here's my advice/opinion. Take a short nurses aide/orderly training program and move to the Morgantown-Clarksburg area. Our healthcare system is expanding in a major way... expected to add a minimum of 750 new jobs over the next 3 years. With even a little training, you would never be without a job here.
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