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Old 01-21-2010, 11:15 AM
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Can anyone explain how the job market in North Carolina is?
Old 01-21-2010, 11:29 AM
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In one word.....Sh!tty
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Probably depends what you're looking for, but for the most part, go with what appfan says.....unless you're an underground utility foreman with at least 5 years experience. If that's the case, call me.
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I think they have openings for plastic eating rodent catchers......







seriously good luck on the job search - its not a great market here either
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It's bad everywhere so it's got to be bad in NC... I hope things get better but I don't see why they would anytime soon.
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It is not the gloom and doom that some may portray. If you are an "A" player in your field, then there are opportunities. If you are looking for a place where employers are standing in line to offer you an over paid position then NC is not your destination. Just a few years ago employees were holding employers hostage. The pendulum has now swung the other way and sainity now prevails. What is your carreer field?
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The NC job market sucks.
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I have to agree with Island time....I have a neighbor who's been out of work a year and not pursued one...not one job....looks like he doesn't wont a job...
Any good Mechanical Design Engineers out there looking??
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Originally Posted by fishnutz View Post
Probably depends what you're looking for, but for the most part, go with what appfan says.....unless you're an underground utility foreman with at least 5 years experience. If that's the case, call me.
I was a Foreman in the field and then promoted to Project Estimating, we do large electrical utility projects. Is there a market for these skills in the Carolinas?
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Originally Posted by PMaine View Post
I was a Foreman in the field and then promoted to Project Estimating, we do large electrical utility projects. Is there a market for these skills in the Carolinas?
I would go along w/ what Island Time said...there's always a market for "A" players. I've been looking for a good foreman with experience in water, wastewater, and storm experience. There are less of them job hunting than you'd think.

My hypothesis on that is that most of the highly skilled people are buckling in where they are, because it is definitely an environment where if you are secure you want to stay that way. I also think that if you focus on companies that are doing municipal work, you'll find a higher demand than with companies that do residential or commercial work. Stimulus and grant money is keeping that market moving....that and the fact that work is scarce enough to drive the prices down, so many municipalities are doing their improvements while they're cheap.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have more unskilled guys at our door than we are even willing to take apps from. This market isn't a great place to be without a solid skill set.
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I can understand that, it is the same here.
Old 01-21-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by PMaine View Post
Can anyone explain how the job market in North Carolina is?

I would guess it's like a lot of places, what few jobs there are is being taken up with illegals.
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Originally Posted by ZIGZAG View Post
I would guess it's like a lot of places, what few jobs there are is being taken up with illegals.
lol I bumbed into a few of them in the carpentry field. $25 an hour for shoty work?????

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