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Old 10-27-2010, 04:31 PM  
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Who's got jobs??

Sound off on what the job market in your area is like for your line of work.

"It sucks" isn't what I'm after. Maybe "6-12 month wait to find a decent accounting gig" would be more useful.

I'm in Rochester. If I got canned today, it would probably take me one to three months to land another Solaris/Linux admin and Perl programming job in this area and I would expect to be paid about $5,000 to $10,000 less than I make now.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:32 PM  
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You might search the Seattle area listings, I have heard that bot Amazon and
Microsoft have been adding staff recently, and Costco has been doing well. Where I work there are currently 5-6 jobs open and a few others expected, nothing in your field, other than a senior network engineer at the airport.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:34 PM  
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Over 11% unemployment here!! There are a few, but mostly temps or entry level positions.

I'd try Portland!
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:07 PM  
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Took me about a year after my last job ended back in August. Though I also quit construction and it's all I had experience in so that didn't help.

I know Capital One is about to hire another 1000 people for the financial department here, but other than that I'm really not too sure how the job market is.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:59 PM  
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I heard yesterday that California has exceeded 20% unemployed, but in order not to scare people, they are not including those who are now forced to get a part time job, and others for one reason or another.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:37 PM  
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Texas is leading in creating new jobs.
Texas created 4,000 new jobs in September while California lost 63,000 jobs last month.
I read it is because Texas does not increase taxes and impose stringent regulations on small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:12 PM  
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Jobs in Retail

Many retails stores are hiring for the Christmas sales rush
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:44 PM  
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Try Portland?? were at 9.6% I work construction, and typically get moved from job to job. I haven't been laid off in 13 years and I got hit in mid june. I got a call from my boss today and I can take a part time gig starting next month.
The plus side of thing is Intel is going to be building a new fab building, and there is supposed to be a new windmill farm taking off soon as well. Intel starts in January and that will be quite a few construction guys going back to work.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:37 PM  
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I have been out of work in SA, TX for 7 months. Much of what I have seen is 10 - 15K less than what I was making and most is CTH.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:57 PM  
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Man, I was on unemployment for almost two years, then luckily landed a gig about a year ago in my field. I had been applying anywhere (grocery stores, for chrissake, I'm a welder!) with no luck at all, then bam! work, OT, life has turned around!
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