Do telecommunication jobs still exist?

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bratpack

Louisville, KY

#1 Jan 2, 2014
I've heard the stories; travelin', wirin', making decent money. Does anyone know if these jobs are still available anywhere? How do you get into them if there are still any positions open? Any help would be so very appreciated.

Since: Dec 13

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#2 Jan 2, 2014
Highly unlikely. They pretty much re-vamped the entire telephone system from about 95-02 . This was the reason for the overwhelming amount of jobs available during the aforementioned time. Most persons that worked in installation back then (myself included) worked very steady up until around 2001. After that if you weren't employed directly by the telephone companies (Ma Bell) then you were either laid off, or they would pull a dirty trick like refuse to pay you per diem for traveling. My last company had my crew train several local people for about 6 weeks and after that told us that since we only ever worked in the same area all our jobs would be considered local. That means no per diem and that is how most of made the largest portion of our paychecks. So we basically taught our own replacements.

Forgive me I digress. When it was going strong the money was rock star level for this area and the travel was always fun and interesting. I got to see a lot of places I am sure I would have never made on my own.

Im sorry to disappoint and perhaps I am wrong. The only tip I can really give you to get a copy of the most recent Telephony Magazine and look in the back for job ad's.

Good Luck and have you ever considered over the road trucking? It seems like that would be a very similar experience and it seems to have the potential for a good income.

Telephony Magazine
http://www.tmcnet.com/voip/
(I don't know for a fact that they still have job listings but it's worth a shot)
procon

Lexington, KY

#3 Jan 2, 2014
yes the telecommunication field is still going strong, there are many companies that still hire new people, they did slow down a bit, manly threw the holidays, the people that say there is no longer telecom jobs are just plan dumb, i have had a very good career in the telecom fields. even when the telecom boom died in carter county i stilled worked, the ones who said there are no longer jobs are the ones who dont look, now granted i have worked for many different companies over the years from install for walmart to new g up grades for cell phone companies.The work is out there, but you have to look and apply to get it.
procon

Lexington, KY

#4 Jan 2, 2014
the website is telecom careers.net is a good place to start, or even at mainline or the one in cattlesburg not for sure the name of them, it was ran buy charlie knipp, or Eleite telecom in lexington, these are all great people to work for, not the highest paying but a great place to start

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