How's the job market where you're at? Anyone looking for a job?

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  1. WorldofWarcraft

    WorldofWarcraft Holy Paladin Banned

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    How's the job market in the city you live in? Over here in Vegas, it's very hard to tell. It "seems" like it's better than it was a few years ago during the housing market crash. People have found jobs, but they are low paying, service industry jobs.
     
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    WARserra GMEN > Everyone else

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    Pathetic. So many people are un/under-employed.
     
  3. IIIIIIII

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    i feel bad for kids who are just getting out of college. it took my brothers a long time to find employment after they got out.
     
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    It's different everywhere you go. Of course, it also depends on what kind of work you're interested in. I was in Texas for a few years, and the Austin market was booming the whole time. The city was just growing at such an exponential rate. My wife has been in the DC area for a while now, and it's ebbed and flowed like a lot of places. Contractor work and sales work has been pretty good over there recently, but a lot of the government agencies have had hiring freezes for a few years. A buddy of mine wanted to get into the FBI, but all of DOJ has had a freeze for over 3 years now. When that freeze is over, things are going to be an HR nightmare for them with the hiring and re-staffing that is going to happen.
     
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    im in Texas, we are probably one of the few actually doing fine.
     
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    Depends on the industry. I'd say most of my friends are gainfully employed and the ones that aren't can blame themselves for the most part (sitting on unemployment as long as they could without looking for work).
     
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    You stole all of Cali's jobs...

    well done
     
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    Depends on the degree. If you're an engineer, computer science, or a nurse, you're golden. If you're a psychology major, the job search is going to be tough for you. What I wish I understood at that age was that just because I'm good at something and I like it doesn't mean that it is in demand. Anyone with a liberal arts degree better go get a graduate degree if they want to work within that field.
     
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    To be fair, CA did that to themselves. TX was just happy to sit by and let it happen. The prospect of paying no income tax at all is pretty tempting to anyone, and is one of the reasons I made myself a legal resident of TX as soon as I got there.
     
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    Good, Screw cali!
     
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    I would slap someone if they quit their job without having one already in the bag. I think at one point, my city was placed behind Detroit for economic prosperity. Fucking Detroit!

    Keep your jobs, because there isn't any others for ya.
     
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    brotally.

    my niece graduated from GWU a while back & couldn't land anything, so I got her a yob over here. sad to say but experience counts, & even more, it's who you know.
     
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    It was totally lame for a year and then I nailed an awesome position overseas.

    Ship out in August.
     
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    Seems half-assed ok in Houston.

    Engineering jobs and that sort.

    Walmart greeters, the usual.
     
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    Job market is still cutthroat here while the price of living is still outrageous. Net population is not decreasing.

    Cali and TX are popular for the same reason and that is location. TX is sitting on a bunch of oil and the east side is relatively temperate. The dirt cheap cost of living is the final draw. Believe me once real estate investors start getting their grubby little mitts on TX you will see people flee just the same.
     
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    I doubt you'll ever see Texas get to LA or SF prices
     
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    I agree with the first part but not the second. Getting a graduate degree as a solution for no job is a bad idea. Employers want experience not more letters after your name. Plus the student is just incurring more debt.

    Nashville has a strong job market and even better if you have sell-able skills. You have no pulse if you can't get a job here. Huge Healthcare and IT market, Entertainment industry, etc.

    Best Big Cities for Jobs
    Nashville #6
    Best Cities for Recent College Graduates
    Nashville #14
    http://www.nashvillechamber.com/
     
  20. The Polish Pounder

    The Polish Pounder Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    I have no clue how the job market is where I live. Been employed with same company for almost ten years through multiple promotions.
     

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