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Natasha Turner
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Location: Kentucky knob region
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Our family has a place in Lancaster, KY, but my husband has been unable to find steady work. Currently, he is up in OH working a dead-end job to meet our basic needs. He finished five years in military intelligence, is finishing his last year in the Army with the Reserves. He has had most of his experience in computer/IT work. However, he is looking to transition out of that. He attended the Defense Language Institute for Spanish, has spent several years working in that language, and is currently looking to finish a degree at Miami University in Ohio in Spanish.

He is very keen to learn home building/carpentry. We have asked around to all of our friends and family for any opening to get an entry-level job in this area but so far with no success. My husband is a man of character and loves to learn. He is trustworthy, dependable, and has an excellent work history. Does anyone have any advice/leads/contacts for him to find work in the building sector?

Thank you so much,

Natasha
 
Susanna de Villareal-Quintela
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To get into thea building trades you mayto have to move to a State still experiencing growth. Maybe areas of Texas or North Dakota?

Otherwise, work in IT is easy to come by, pays well and is stable. It might be worth sticking it out for a few years (until the building trades stabilize). A tough choice and one I've had to make, too.

Wish I could be more helpful.
 
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