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    If you blow into town looking for a job right now... what are the odds that you're going to find one? If you find one for $9/hour, how are you gonna stay alive? How much is a dry cabin to rent? How do you heat them? Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD311 View Post
    If you blow into town looking for a job right now... what are the odds that you're going to find one?
    The odds that you're going to find a job are directly related to your skills. Do you have any specialized training? Job skills that are hard to find? There is still plenty of employment up here, but if you don't have a particular skill, trade, or degree, then $9/hr might be where you need to start.

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    When I moved up here a number of years ago it took me about 1 day to have 3 job offers in the field that I wanted to work. A friend moved up here a couple of months ago and it took him about 2 weeks to find a job in his desired field.
    So I guess what im trying to say is it depends. If you are looking for any job than you can probably get a job fast but if you want to work in a particular field than you might have to wait a little longer.

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    there are jobs in anchorage/valley. a few in Fbnks not much anywhere else.

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    Folks willing to work typically don't have much trouble finding work.

    Considering that rent, heating and food is pretty spendy, I'd be hard pressed seeing how one could make it on $9/hr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD311 View Post
    If you blow into town looking for a job right now... what are the odds that you're going to find one? If you find one for $9/hour, how are you gonna stay alive? How much is a dry cabin to rent? How do you heat them? Etc.
    Do you have any friends or family you could stay with up here for a while. That's the way to go. You should start looking for a job before you get here and make phone calls. You can at least talk to potential employers and find out what might be available. Get as much info on employers as possible. If you can show them that you know something about their company, they will be impressed that you care about what they do. The only place I know of that rents dry cabins in the Matsu-Valley is on the Parks Highway at Pitman road. If you are serious I could find out how much they are. I drive by there all of the time. The problem with a dry cabin is it will be pretty far from most potential work. PM me if you want to know. I will probably forget about this post later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matjpow View Post
    . If you can show them that you know something about their company, they will be impressed that you care about what they do.

    http://alexsys.labor.state.ak.us/
    http://www.frontiersman.com/
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    Matt since when do you know so much about getting a job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntransplant View Post
    Matt since when do you know so much about getting a job?
    You know where I work...it never hurts to look for a new job once in a while...or often...
    That's what she said...

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    I forgot...there is a help wanted section on this site.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...splay.php?f=97
    That's what she said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Considering that rent, heating and food is pretty spendy, I'd be hard pressed seeing how one could make it on $9/hr.
    Maybe with 2 roomates making the same, other than that, no way....

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