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    No one really wants to live there all that badly?
    Yup. Too cold, but here's the catch -- winters are getting warmer every year, smart money says nothing will be done to stave it off and if you pick up some land here, cheap, you'll be sitting on a pot of gold come 2025. Those poor homeless people from Florida will need a place to stay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    It seems that you are going by what you were told not experience. If you think the weather in Maine is bad, you must really hate Canada.
    I love Canada and I love Maine.

    Just for you, Southern Dad. Beautiful song and a BEAUTIFUL tract of land. WATCH IT, just watch.



    *I don't talk about things that I know nothing about. You should know that by now.

    **EYE can't stand hot weather -- I would live on the north pole if eye could.
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    Some tourist attractions and places to stay are not opening full time or not opening at all because there is not enough people to work. Serious labor shortages all over New England due to very low unemployment and an aging population.

    ?It?s Grave. We Need A Lot Of People? ? Maine Employers Desperate For Workers | Maine Public
    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage
    https://www.boston.com/jobs/jobs-new...g-mass-economy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Some tourist attractions and places to stay are not opening full time or not opening at all because there is not enough people to work. Serious labor shortages all over New England due to very low unemployment and an aging population.

    ?It?s Grave. We Need A Lot Of People? ? Maine Employers Desperate For Workers | Maine Public
    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage
    https://www.boston.com/jobs/jobs-new...g-mass-economy
    Do starting salaries reflect the shortage of labor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Do starting salaries reflect the shortage of labor?
    Sure as recent college graduates in Maine still carry the same burden as elsewhere. But the cost of living can be very cheap. You can buy a decent house with quite a bit of land for less than 100K in some areas. If you go into southern NH or the Greater Boston area that can climb to 300K for a quarter acre. So it really depends where and what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    We have the same situation in New Hampshire. Lots of jobs openings and few to fill them. New England is now the oldest area of the country and just too old to work in many cases.

    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage
    That is because NH and VT tax rates are out the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    That is because NH and VT tax rates are out the roof.
    Which taxes? NH has no income or sales tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Do starting salaries reflect the shortage of labor?

    not necessarily starting wages but wages after you have held employment for 1 or 2 years does.

    Most all jobs start with a minimum salary.. but it is the salaries for those with experience is what keeps people in the job.

    Starting slararies for Teachers in TN is ~20 K but the average salary is near 50K.. (living wage in TN is 24,000 so teachers earn around double the living wage once they have 2 years experience).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    not necessarily starting wages but wages after you have held employment for 1 or 2 years does.

    Most all jobs start with a minimum salary.. but it is the salaries for those with experience is what keeps people in the job.

    Starting slararies for Teachers in TN is ~20 K but the average salary is near 50K.. (living wage in TN is 24,000 so teachers earn around double the living wage once they have 2 years experience).
    That doesn't compute with basic labour economics. That would suggest starting wages would react to supply and demand conditions, but then higher wages are more immune (see internal labour markets where, for numerous reasons, wage increases reflect 'artificial' human resource management methods)

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