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We are thinking about relocating down to the VI's. My husband has a business that would help restaurants with the high cost of electricity.

While he is getting established how difficult is it to find skilled labor work? He was a plumber for over 15 years and has experience with carpentry and basic handy man type skills. I am assuming the islands have taken a beating during the economic down turn.

We have already downsized and moved everybody into a 23 foot motor home as we travel around. A 1-2 bedroom apt. will seem like a mansion at this point.:P

Thanks for any heads up of what it is like!

Topic starter Posted : October 1, 2011 5:56 pm

The local power company was recently given a grant to do energy audits, and they're advertising in all the local media. Other private entities are doing something similar, so there's competition for that kind of business.

Much of the skilled labor is done by immigrants from other neighboring Caribbean islands, so your husband would have to have a niche to distinguish himself from every other plumber that's already here. The advantage they have is their experience with septic tanks and cisterns.

Posted : October 2, 2011 10:25 pm
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