Are there enough jobs and places to live?????
I had no idea when I thought about moving to Stt that so many others had the same idea.
I have all the papers on-line and I see listings for 3 apartments at tops listed at a time whether it is the east, west or south side.
Are there enough apartments to go around for everybody that wants to move there? And for that matter jobs?
I really thought the moving site would have more information regarding apartment complexes and contacts but I guess not.
I have read that you have to come down and find a place but who do you contact when you do get down? In my case, August for pmv.
The papers are not very helpful since there so few ads.
I could be wrong- but I don't think that what you will find on the Daily News website (although good) will be as thorough as the Island Trader. Alix has done a wonderful thing- and I think, after reading what she'll send you- you will feel a lot better. Also, ask around when you get there! I became pretty good friends with some guys on my last visit and have stayed in touch. They have already told me about some rentals that they have heard through "a friend of a friend" type thing. People are very willing to help out. Don't worry.
No - there are no more jobs and all the housing is full. Only hotels are available. So - no one else can move here. Just me. I took the last job and the last apartment.
Everyone else gets to come and stay in a hotel - boost the local economy for a while and then go back to the cold north.
Lots of jobs/places to live! Come on down. What's taking you so long? Most everything is furnished - so put your stuff in storage and hop a plane!
Right now we are in our slow season for jobs, as the summer/hurricane seasons are here. There are plenty of apartments, although apartments tend to go very quickly in August/september months. Not much of a choice after that.
Jobs will pick up in the sept/oct. months, as all will begin preparing for season once more.
If your company can transfer you down here, it's a good thing. Although plenty of hiring goes on a month before start of season.
The Island Trader can be a good source. A word of warning about living in an apartment down here - many of the apartments are below your landlord, so make sure that your landlord is not a nutcase. It is hard to do, but if you get a bad vibe from the landlord, don't take the place, no matter how cheap, nice, etc. it is.
Yes! Come Down!
I was discouraged by family and friends before moving down here about the possibility of not getting or finding a job (especially because i moved down in early june in the off season..) but if you try hard enough, it is definately possible.. I have not one but two jobs and although i'm working my butt off I'm making plenty of money and am loving the island life.
Registering with the department of labor is one of the best ways to find companies that are hiring in your field, or the temp agency Alltemp can get you something to get you started!
You really cant know until you get down here and try though. And it is definately worth a shot!
Tej - if you need a Settlers Handbook, guidebook to moving/relocating to the Virgin Islands you can get the Island Trader with the book at http://www.vitraders.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=V&Product_Code=STL-PKG&Category_Code=VAC
If you want a subscription to the Island Trader you can call the Daily News and ask for circulation and subscribe.
Sailorgrl - many apartments here are part of the landlords home so if you want to move out then its either you break the lease and possibly lose your deposit or you find someone to rent the apartment that the landlord approves of so the landlord isn't at a loss or whatever the landlord is willing to do. So basically it depends on what your agreement is & your landlord.