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Author Topic: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?  (Read 1360 times)

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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2018, 04:54:26 PM »

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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2018, 04:57:19 PM »

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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »

Wichita is known for aircraft manufacturing.  It's a safe bet that anyone in town knows at least one engineer.

When I first moved here, people suggested I look for a job at Cessna or Boeing or wherever.  But it's a really up-and-down industry, so I certainly would have lost my job at some point due to layoffs.

Greater Wichita Partnership list of major employers

Traditionally, the Wichita economy has been a three-legged stool:  aviation, oil/gas, and agriculture.  But aviation in Wichita is in long-term decline partly because Boeing has made location decisions that have pushed the city further down the manufacturing food chain.  Spirit is basically a spinoff of those parts of Boeing's civilian jetliner assembly operation that were local to Wichita, while Boeing's aerospace and military activities have been transferred to San Antonio and Oklahoma City.  (Air Force One used to be taken to Wichita for maintenance.)

Since the 2008 recession, the bulk of employment growth locally has been in services.  Wichita has recognized problems with startup retention (firms start looking to move to larger cities once they get more than 50 employees) and retaining young college-educated women (fewer women staying in town for their careers means fewer families and thus a constraint on population growth).
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2018, 07:55:27 PM »

Coding seems like the sort of thing that could easily be outsourced.

That is something that is done with support/peripheral programs; for QA purposes, most of the major players here (Google, Apple, Oracle, et. al.) prefer to keep their principal/senior coding staff close at hand, paying quite a few of them upwards of $175K/yr to stick around the area (and gobble up most of the available rentals/"starter" homes!).
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2018, 07:58:00 PM »

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So they make porn?

Somehow I think NE2's referring to the Disney influence in his area.  Porn's more down Miami way.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2018, 07:55:42 AM »

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So they make porn?

Somehow I think NE2's referring to the Disney influence in his area.  Porn's more down Miami way.

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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2018, 10:43:15 AM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murrieta,_California




Murrieta, CA its in a similar situation with Solano County, CA where its residents are commuters for 2 distinct census areas but in Murrieta's and Temecula's  case its Los Angeles and San Diego Commuters at the same time.


I am aware that Murrieta is known for Real estate and the Socal Wine Country though for people who work within the area.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2018, 12:00:33 PM »

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So they make porn?
I think he's talking about Disney World.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2018, 12:09:12 PM »

Around here there are many offices, both downtown and in the suburbs. Also decent warehouse jobs and call centers. Also a lot of people work for the state government and some federal as well. Lots of nursing jobs being there's a fair amount of hospitals and such in the metro. A lot of pharmacists as well (some of which are not so legal....)
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2018, 02:05:17 AM »

Here in Madison, being the capital of Wisconsin and home to the state's largest university, a lot of people either work for the university or the state government. There's also a growing tech industry, led by the medical software company Epic, and healthcare sector. In addition Madison is also home to the national headquarters to several insurance and finance companies, as well as some companies in other industries.

My hometown (Manitowoc, WI) mostly just has factories, and agriculture in the rural areas surrounding it. There's also a lot of new suburban retail and fast food development on the west side of town, by I-43.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2018, 02:04:59 PM »

(Air Force One used to be taken to Wichita for maintenance.)

I didn't realize it wasn't anymore.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2018, 02:57:28 PM »

(Air Force One used to be taken to Wichita for maintenance.)

I didn't realize it wasn't anymore.

That is done in San Antonio now.  The jobs we lost required Top Secret security clearances and paid well.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2018, 12:48:08 AM »

Mostly manufacturing with some transportation, health and education jobs, along with the usual retail in a city of our size. Get out of town and there is plenty of farming going on.
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Re: What do people do for a living in your part of the world?
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2018, 02:32:06 PM »

(Air Force One used to be taken to Wichita for maintenance.)

I didn't realize it wasn't anymore.

That is done in San Antonio now.  The jobs we lost required Top Secret security clearances and paid well.

I believe Air Force 1 comes to Wichita every so often, and I think it's because there's a thing or two that they only trust to an expert here in town.  I know my friend has seen it in town within the last two years or so.  I guess I just forgot that routine maintenance had shifted elsewhere, but bells are ringing in my brain now.
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