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February 2018



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Yesterday at the workshop the instructor mentioned (as I have heard before) that Ithaca is a very hard place to find work.

I am so frustrated with my financial situation right now I'm seriously contemplating moving.

Where is the best place to get jobs right now?


Alex got all excited about moving (I think it is a better idea than him enlisting in the army). So I did a Google search on
The Best Cities to Live and Work In

OK, Phoenix and Tucson I'm willing to consider.
But imagine my surprise to find Binghamton at #17! I was thinking of building my Temple in Spencer (and that still might work) But Newark Valley looks even better if there is a chance of getting work in Binghamton but still having access to Ithaca culture.

1. Jackson, Tenn.
2. Lafayette, Ind.
3. Phoenix, Ariz.
4. Boise, Idaho
5. Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.
6. Reno, Nev.
7. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
8. Palm Springs, Calif.
9. Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.
10. Tucson, Ariz.
11. Baltimore, Md.
12. Orlando, Fla.
13. Philadelphia, Pa.
14. Columbia, S.C.
15. Lafayette, La.
16. Fort Myers-Naples, Fla.
17. Binghamton, N.Y.
18. Utica, N.Y.
19. Rockford, Ill.
20. Wichita-Hutchinson, Kan.


I would imagine the only reason Lafayette LA is on that list has to do with all the rebuilding going on down there. That is a HORRIBLE place to live. The crime in Louisiana is so bad that they have mobile police units in the Wal Mart parking lots. It is also really dirty and ugly down there.
I like Binghamton. What kinds of jobs are they talking about? Does it give a breakdown of jobs?

best cities for jobs

It seems to be a job listing site, so it lists jobs.
The jobs I was seeing were management.
My dream town of Ithaca is bad with jobs. :(

I don't remember much about Binghamton when I stayed there for 6 weeks my junior year in HS for a summer program.

But like you said at least its close to Ithaca! :)

The problem with living in Ithaca

Well, the single largest employer is Cornell so if you can get a job with them you are set. After that it is Ithaca College or Borg Warner/Emerson Transmission.

The problem is that about half the population has a BA or better. We are saturated with educated professionals.

Re: The problem with living in Ithaca

I have never been able to get so much as an interview at Cornell.
Binghamton and Utica??? I am surprised by this, I keep hearing that upstate NY has a crap economy. It would be nice to stay here but we're moving due to the jobs situation too. There's a glut of librarians here so we'll have to find and move to someplace that's under-served.

And I agree that, especially given the current political landscape, the Army is probably a bad idea.