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  1. #1
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    looking for work

    I just graduated with my diploma in residential hvac. I am thinking about relocated at west somewhere. Where is the best place for a apprentice to look for work out west? I am open to any state out west.

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    Do not go west, young man.

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    Don't bother going north either...

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    I'd stay away from the middle...

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    i would love to hire another tech...but i don't make those decisions

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    Right now the economy stinks everywhere. Housing is cheap in Texas. Lots of hot weather. Before everything went south Phoenix and Las Vegas were the places to be. They were both hit hard by the housing bubble. Oregon was hit hard also, especially residential. About 2007 a lot of layoffs. I work commercial Hvac and I have been off a total of 5 weeks so far. Have you thought about doing commercial restaurant repair ? that always seems busy. Or maybe you should try Supermarket Rack refrigeration those guys are always busy. A lot of your training will cross over. Go West if you want to. Hot climates make it less seasonal.

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    Originally posted by Paul Bee
    Have you thought about doing commercial restaurant repair ? that always seems busy. Or maybe you should try Supermarket Rack refrigeration those guys are always busy. A lot of your training will cross over. Go West if you want to. Hot climates make it less seasonal.
    The original poster said he just got his diploma in HVAC. I got my diploma in 2007 and can say from personal experience that most contractors have a "don't walk, run" perspective regarding recent trade school graduates. I had straight A's and perfect attendance in trade school and it didn't seem to affect the outcome of my interviews even slightly.

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    I am looking for work around las vegas. are the unions hiring right now. WIll it pick up this spring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bl19811 View Post
    WIll it pick up this spring?
    Not unless the economy turns and I really doubt that since the same idiots are making decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyin90 View Post
    Not unless the economy turns and I really doubt that since the same idiots are making decisions.
    same players just round two.
    If you cant cool it
    HEAT THE Hello out of it

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    go to someplace where state contractors qualifications are low.
    in another 15 years employees will be making 8 bucks per hour.

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    Originally posted by wolfstrike
    go to someplace where state contractors qualifications are low.
    in another 15 years employees will be making 8 bucks per hour.
    Why do you say that? Wouldn't less government interference in private enterprise create a more robust HVAC job market?

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    if your willing to relocate, dallas/fort worth area looks o.k

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