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Brian 10-27-2010 04:31 PM

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.

bisjoe 10-27-2010 05:32 PM

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.

Scott 10-27-2010 05:34 PM

Over 11% unemployment here!! There are a few, but mostly temps or entry level positions.

I'd try Portland!

Motorcharge 10-27-2010 06:07 PM

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.

havasu 10-27-2010 06:59 PM

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.

addie 10-28-2010 10:37 PM

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.

dlouch 11-03-2010 06:12 PM

Jobs in Retail
Many retails stores are hiring for the Christmas sales rush

spikey 11-03-2010 09:44 PM

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.

schuweet 11-11-2010 03:37 PM

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.

JoeAmerican 11-16-2010 07:57 PM

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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