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(@richard mills)
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*Hi there i an electrician from the uk looking at moving over to the usvi , can you please let me know whether there is a call for my skill and my chances of employment or whether it is just a dream.
thanks alot

richard mills

Posted : September 29, 2004 1:42 pm
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There are TONS of electricians on the island. I think you might be able to work for one of them but I think the chance of opening up your own shop are slim because most of the work is who you know etc. There almost seems to be a glut of electricians. back in Boston if you called an electrician and said I need someone to install a new outlet or change a fixture they would laugh at you and say I don't have time for that, or I'll charge you $400 for a full day's labor.

Down here I think I could get someone this afternoon. I'm a former electrician and carpenter and have hard a hard time finding work on my own. You can find it but don't expect the $60 or $80 hour you once got.

Sorry if I'm raining on your parade, but that is what I have experienced. Also check out the chamber of commerce on getting licensed and then also a work visa which you will need someone to sponsor you, which won't happen. You are much better off going the the British Islands.


Posted : September 29, 2004 1:48 pm
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Assuming you are a British Citizen you would have to have either a Work Visa or a Green Card to live and work in the USVI's, much the same as if you were trying to immigrate to the US. Have you considered moving to the British Virgin Islands? Because of your British citizenship (again making an assumption about your citizenship) you may already have "status" on those islands.

Posted : September 29, 2004 4:02 pm
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