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unrooted


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I am wanting to move to West Virginia but am having a hard time getting a job from the other side of the world. Does the Job Market in WV seem to be going downhill???


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in WV seem to be going downhill???

Made me chuckle, thought to myself... Everything goes downhill(physically, not necessarily economically) in West Virginia.

Don't get me wrong, it's a wild and wonderful state. I've thought a lot about moving there... Having never lived there my opinion is pointless to share.

Look at some stats http://en.wikipedia.org/...per_capita_(nominal)

The job's might not be glamorous and high pay but I think if you really want to move there you can find your niche!


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I don't need a lot of money, just enough to climb lots and eat well. I have a degree in Civil Engineering but no experience. I've been looking at the cost of living and it appears to be one of the cheapest places in the country (of areas I'm willing to live).


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If you are interested in coal mining or cookin meth then you could probably find a job. Might be tough otherwise...

What area in WV you looking at?


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Going downhill would suggest there was once an uphill. If you're looking specifically for a civil engineering job, good luck. The last statistics I saw had WV spend less on its roads (or infrastructure, maybe?) per capita than any other state. I don't know about engineering, but as far as architecture is concerned, the state government used to have a reputation for only hiring out-of-state firms.


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WVUCLMBR


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Ouch!!! That hurt bro! Not everybody in WV mines coal or cooks speed.

Morgantown was recently named one of the "recession proof" cities in the US. Mainly because of the University & Coal/energy industry.

Buckhannon was just named in High Times for producing the best meth in the world. Apparently the Dutch come here for meth? lol.

What type of job are you looking for/whats your degree in?


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There's a job market in West Virginia?

Wow. Who knew?


roninthorne


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Let's see... there's building concealed stash traps into hunter's "dog cabins".... must be able to keep dogs safe from meth fumes for an entire night of driving around in the mountains pretending to bear hunt...

Not many engineering jobs... by the way, most folks here will ask you if you ever got to drive the train...

You can always find a job driving one of the trucks that we use to haul our old mountaintops down into the ever-decreasing dip that used to be a scenic valley and add to the hundreds of feet of fill clogging what was a pristine stream...

But if you're trying to build, buy, or borrow... best stay where you are....


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Don't lie. There is nothing in WV.


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http://statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=58860


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
There's a job market in West Virginia?

Wow. Who knew?

I just clicked on this thread to make the exact same wise-ass comment.


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There is a job market...but you have to be in the right city. I had no trouble finding one with a 4 yr degree. Online job search engines like monster.com will give you an idea of the positions sought after but they won't be your best bet in obtaining the position. It's too impersonal for us small-town folk. Go look for a job like the good ol days. Talk to people (it's who you know). If you're looking for a career, the coal industry is always booming.


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As someone who grew up in Charleston, W.Va. it is disappointing to see the snide replies. I suggested Charleston to a climbing friend who graduated with an environmental engineering degree about a year ago and they are now happily employed there and climbing @ the New & Red all the time.

There is a good range of large national/multi national, regional, and local civil & environmental firms that have offices in W.Va. The job market is pretty tight though. I searched a few firms that I know and CTL Engineering had some openings for some entry level technicians in Charleston. Though not W.Va., Joyce Engineering in Richmond, Va. has some entry level civil openings.

Good luck in your search!


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Thank you for the heads up. People should keep their mouth shut when they don't know what they're talking about. I'll look into those jobs. Would Richmond be too far from Fayetteville?

I actually have never been there, but it is one of the few places on the East side of the country I would consider living, cause it isn't overpriced or overpopulated. I actually will probably be living in Portland OR, but if I can't get a job here I'll have to go where the work is??? Any other suggestions for cool smaller cities that have good climbing close by?


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you could check out charlottesville and roanoke, richmond would be a bit far. Also Lexington Kentucky might be an option. WVa is a pretty depressed state, but you might be able to get a job that most people are not excited about taking due to locale and or pay


Aunor


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http://money.cnn.com/news/storysupplement/economy/gapmap/

"Americans everywhere are feeling the recession's pain some more than others."

Its better then a lot of places.


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unrooted wrote:
I am wanting to move to West Virginia but am having a hard time getting a job from the other side of the world. Does the Job Market in WV seem to be going downhill???

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unrooted wrote:
Thank you for the heads up. People should keep their mouth shut when they don't know what they're talking about. I'll look into those jobs. Would Richmond be too far from Fayetteville?

I actually have never been there, but it is one of the few places on the East side of the country I would consider living, cause it isn't overpriced or overpopulated. I actually will probably be living in Portland OR, but if I can't get a job here I'll have to go where the work is??? Any other suggestions for cool smaller cities that have good climbing close by?

If Richmond (cesspit, roughly 5 hrs from the New) is within your acceptable radius then you should look at the Raleigh - Durham area. There's absolutely nothing to climb within two hours of here but you're only four hours from the New, 2.5 from Moore's Wall or Pilot Mountain.


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I'm pretty sure I won't starve, but hopefully I can at least find manual labor I'm capable of doing.


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There are a bunch of guiding agencies in WV, fayetteville. If you know your sh#t climbing then you woln't have a problem getting a job. They work on a seniority system, so you probably woln't get much work for your first year or two. But then again there is always pies and pints!


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