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hey nc mamas! we left raleigh 11 years ago for va. and are in desperate need of finally relocating to the mtns. we love asheville, and are considering a possible cross country relocation... but i really want to come back to nc. my question is about the job market? my husband is in food service sales, awesome 13 years of experience. haven't seen much on the boards about the job market... and ideas or advice? thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The job market here in Asheville is very dependent on how motivated you (general you) are to work. Some view it extremely easy to find work, while others rather moan and complain about it. I'm currently a SAHM/student, and we've only lived here a year and a half. If I wanted/needed a job, I'm confident I could land myself one. In other words: don't be discouraged by what you hear in regard to the work situation here in AVL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But, if he is in the food industy, he souldn't have any problems. "Hospitality" jobs are big here due to all of the tourism.<br><br>
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thanks mama for the reply! we are trying to take a trip down there, just wish we were closer so he could look in person! i am trying to convince him to sell our house and move now... he is the more practical one!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
our son will not be returning to his montessori school next year (after 4 yrs.)and i really feel for him it would be best to start on our new schooling path in a new place! hope it all works out sooner than later!
 

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Not to burst your bubble....<br><br>
My dh went to grad school in Asheville. We love the town. Love it. We visit probably every 2-3 months.<br><br>
When he graduated, he looked for jobs for about 5 months before he found one. In the dreaded Atlanta. He has a MBA, and he is a regional sales manager. He was working, sure, during that time, but it was at Sears, opening boxes. It didn't really pay the bills.<br><br>
I worked as a nurse when we lived in Asheville. I am a nurse midwife. Jobs for me (as a midwife) were also hard to find. There were EIGHT midwives working as nurses when I was in L&D, because the jobs just weren't there.<br><br>
So, sure, there are jobs to be had, but they might not be what you really want, and they might not pay what you need.<br><br>
Right now, we're learning to live on less income, so that we could survive on that Sears income, and we can move back to our beloved mountains.
 
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