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rncho30
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I was wondering if there is a Home Depot on STX. I Have already fond the one on Donoe road on STT.

A while ago I heard there was plans to build one on STX but can not find a listing for it yet.

Thank you for your help

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Posted : January 10, 2010 11:20 am
goalusvi
(@goalusvi)
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The STX Home Depot hasn't been built yet

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Posted : January 10, 2010 11:38 am
SkysTheLimit
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Won't be open on STX until 2012 according to my source.

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000

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Posted : January 10, 2010 1:56 pm
cmcowboy
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Would anyone know the best way to apply for a job at that HD before it is built without already being on the island as well?
Do they do job fairs prior to opening just for people on the island?

Brrrrrrrrrrr is it cold here in SW Florida this morning!!!!!!
Casey

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Posted : January 10, 2010 2:23 pm
imissmydog
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This is Virgin Islands for the Virgin Islanders. That Home Depot is supposed to bring jobs for Virgin Islanders, not mainlanders who want to come here and box food out of our mouths.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 3:54 pm
Linda J
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WOW, imissmydog, what was that about? Casey, to answer your question, you could contact HD corporate and see about applying. There would be no way to apply here. This is assuming it actually gets built.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 4:13 pm
chockman
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Yes Linda,that was rather rude,wasn't it ?

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Posted : January 10, 2010 4:43 pm
stephyjh
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Seems kind of counterproductive to be on a "moving to the VI" message board if you're opposed to people moving here. A capitalist economy means that everyone's out for themselves. Employers will hire the person who provides the best value for the company--the best qualifications for the job at the employer's price point--and workers will take the job that meets their needs. If you're getting passed over for jobs in favor of people from the mainland, that's not anyone else's fault. That just means you're not the best fit for the employer's needs. No one is entitled to a job just because of geographic proximity.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 4:53 pm
Exit Zero
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With many of the companies getting huge tax benefits to relocate here I do not think it is too far out of line to hold them to hiring locally 1st.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 5:50 pm
chockman
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Maybe tomorrow Mon.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 5:53 pm
rks
 rks
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That Home Depot is supposed to bring jobs to people who want to work for a better Virgin Islands. Typically those people are not the entitlement minded loafers who ride the backs of hardworking visionary labor leaders, activists and civic promoters, clamoring for handouts on the basis of natal geography.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 5:53 pm
Lizard
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If Home Depot received benefits from the USVI EDC, there is a residency requirement for employment of locals.:-o

That jobs available to all Americans is not true, or did you forget about "Affirmative action".

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Posted : January 10, 2010 5:54 pm
Exit Zero
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If Home Depot didn't apply for EDC benefits someone in that company has missed the gravy train.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Linda J
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EDC companies do hire non-locals. When I was hired at my present job I'd only been on-island for 7 months. They asked when I had moved to STX and noted that carefully. The HR director said that a certain percentage (sorry, I don't know what the percentage is) of the employees MUST be residents for at least one year. After I'd been here for a year, she could count me in that percentage.

I do know that jobs in hospitality go begging. Even under present economic conditions, my employer is trying to hire certain categories of employees and failing to find candates.

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Posted : January 10, 2010 8:03 pm
Lizard
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LindaJ,
There is no set percentage for non local hire. There are procedures in place that the New EDC Company or an Existing Company that has qualified for EDC benefits must follow, to insure that all available means were used to HIRE locals and the position could not be filled by Locals.:S

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Posted : January 10, 2010 9:06 pm
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