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    Cyburbian
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    SE Michigan Job Market

    Can anyone tell me what the job market is like for planners (of course )n Southeast Michigan (Jackson, Flint, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and everything in between)?

    I'm looking into my options and would appreciate any information!

    Thanks!

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    It looks good if you know where to look. Check the Michigan Association of Planning (office in downtown Ann Arbor) website for employment opportunities. Additionally become active in committees because that side of the state has a very interactive network of planners.
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    not too good, in my opinion. seems to be very slow, nobody changing jobs, nothing opening up. cities in consolidation, reduced budgets...

    sorry to be such a downer.

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    It's fine, be a downer.

    I'm in a significant other wants to move home situation. I like the area but have no idea about jobs. I may have to branch outside the field, I suppose. I want to know what I may be getting myself into, job-wise. I don't want to be jobless, miserable, and bitter.

    Thanks for the input, I welcome more!

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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
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    We just hired several planners. Several left for other positions in the Southeast Michigan market.

    While the job market in general is poor, it seems ripe for planning if you have specialties.

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