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Which State in U.S. got the biggest I.T. job market?

Ko Ko Naing
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I just would like to know which state one should go to and earn his/her life as a programmer(especially Java)... C.A. or N.Y? Just curious..


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Gupta Gallarago
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If either CA or NY then CA historically has probably been the bigger market.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Gupta Gallarago:
If either CA or NY then CA historically has probably been the bigger market.


I prefer CA as well... But the living expense would be a big deal for programmers as well... Being interested in moving to U.S., I'm currently doing some research on expenses in each state....

Thanks for your reply, Gupta...
Gupta Gallarago
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NY, NY is very expensive too. Either could be an exciting place to live. FWIW, I think technology would be better in CA, culture would be better in NY. Money can't buy you love, happiness or peace of mind.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Gupta Gallarago:
Money can't buy you love, happiness or peace of mind.


Hum... But money can fulfil our daily fundamental needs... If we cannot fulfil them, love, happiness and peace of mind won't exist to us...

So they should be in balance...
Pradeep bhatt
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Money can't buy you love, happiness or peace of mind.


Without money you can't even think of buying anything, like me.


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Bob Beckley
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Definitely California.
Ko Ko Naing
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Then better to target to CA... Mmm...what about the city? SanFran or L.A.? or any other that will be good for Java programmers? Thanks, guys for great comments...
Arjun Shastry
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:

Without money you can't even think of buying anything, like me.

Who is saying you are priceless?



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Valentin Crettaz
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:
Then better to target to CA... Mmm...what about the city? SanFran or L.A.? or any other that will be good for Java programmers? Thanks, guys for great comments...


Definitely San Francisco I have been there a couple of years during and after the Internet bubble. The scenery is just so lovely, people are very friendly and the crime rate is wayyyyyy lower than in LA. However, since SFO is a little expensive you can live somewhere else in the Bay Area.


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Arjun Shastry
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Concord is the nice and affordable place.SFO is 45-60 minutes by BART.
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:


Definitely San Francisco I have been there a couple of years during and after the Internet bubble. The scenery is just so lovely, people are very friendly and the crime rate is wayyyyyy lower than in LA. However, since SFO is a little expensive you can live somewhere else in the Bay Area.


Thanks for your suggestion, Valentin... How much is the monthly fee for an average apartment in Bay Area?

I do like to live in the place where the crime rate is low... Medium life in a safe place is better than the prosperous life in a danger place...
Valentin Crettaz
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When I got there in 2000 I used to pay $1550 for a one bedroom (+ 3 months down payment). Last year I attended the UML conference in SFO and I drove past my old appartment in the Bay Area and chatted a little with the landlady. She told me that they were now giving it away for $800 and two free rents

Things have changed... You can find nice appartments for not that much...

Moreover, you might find some (maybe outdated) information here:US Economic Data
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
She told me that they were now giving it away for $800 and two free rents


Thanks a lot for your info... BTW, what do u mean by "two free rents"? Will she give the one who rent two months payment for free? I am wondering if there are any available apartment for around $300-$500...

Well, I 'm afraid I can't find a job for Java Programmer out there in San Frans... Hoow do u think about the Java-related jobs there, Valentin?

I do appreciate your help...
Valentin Crettaz
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Two free rents means that you don't have to pay for the first two months after you move-in. They do that because after 2001, many people flew away and there were way too many apparments available, so they preferred to let two rents go away but have their appartment rented than have an empty appartment that did not bring in anything.

I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea about the status of job offerings in the Bay Area.
Ko Ko Naing
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Thanks a million, Valentin, for your great explanation...

Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
I'm afraid I have absolutely no idea about the status of job offerings in the Bay Area.

Then I'm on my own for the job hunting out there...
Valentin Crettaz
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Well, you can type in "Silicon Valley jobs" in Google and you'll get many, many hits:
For instance,
Living and Working in "High-Tech Heaven"
California Job Search
Etc...

Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
Well, you can type in "Silicon Valley jobs" in Google and you'll get many, many hits:
For instance,
Living and Working in "High-Tech Heaven"
California Job Search
Etc...



Thanks a lot again, Valentin....
 
 
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