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    Default Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    Looks like Qwest awarded Washington and Oregon?

    http://www.locatorjobs.com/



    Any word on AZ or CO? I think I hear crying from the ELM office?

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    Qwest, washington?

    I have yet to hear anything from our higher ups..

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    I haven't heard anything..

    Utiliquest handles most of the state with usic\cls with a couple contracts here and there..

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    Quote Originally Posted by boblocates View Post
    Looks like Qwest awarded Washington and Oregon?

    http://www.locatorjobs.com/



    Any word on AZ or CO? I think I hear crying from the ELM office?
    I disapproved their posts. Their ads pointed to a job placement site, not a utility locating company looking for employees. I don't like spam.

    I've also been looking for a reason to use the soap box.

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    I don't think it was a scam. I have heard from several sources Stake Center Locating in fact did get the Qwest contract for those states. Makes sense that they would be hiring.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    The site the link pointed to was a site that claimed to bring locators together with locating companies. The site didn't appear to be associated with any one company. Even the domain name was generic. It is a variation of locatorjobs.com. I view that as a conflict of interest.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    I checked it out and it brought my to Locator Jobs.com (our locatorjobs.com that is). It had contact information on their ad for a recruiter at Stake Center. It looked pretty legit to me.

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    It is legit but it is another job site for locating. If stake center wants to start their own job site, that is fine, but I'm not going to help promote it.

    If they want to post specific jobs that point to a utility locating companies website, that is what locatorjobs.com is for. I'd be happy to do it.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    So, who lost their OR. and WA. contract and who picked it up?

    Is it the entire States or do some companies still hold contracts in certain parts of the States?

    I'd love to work on the Oregon Coast around the Coos Bay area.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    more than likely Locating Inc ,since Dycom bought them ,there have been trying to kill off Locating Inc,and put on the Utiliquest logos and policies ,in doing so they have lost almost all of their contracts,except for Qwest ,Pge,and Northwest natural gas ,with them losing Qworthless,that will put alot of locators out of work ,and kill off Locating Inc,Congrats Dycom!!!!

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    I have a hard time thinking they lost the qwest contract.

    I don't know what contracts they have lost- but considering there is only cls in a king and maybe one other county- it can't be very many.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    I just talked to a Locating Inc employee yesterday, and they have heard the same rumors about losing qwest, but have yet to see anything official.

    That just means the locators will be abandoning ship soon. Hopefully they got their life preservers.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    CLS was heavy in King and Snohomish Counties. Cable, Gas and Electric from what I remember. I saw Locating Inc. cars around but they were ONLY doing phone in those counties.

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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    Who is doing the locates on the coast area? Mainly around Coos Bay, Oregon.
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    Default Re: Qwest Awards Oregon and Washington?

    I believe that Locaing inc. is still doing qwest out there. I havn't seen any changes in companies yet.

    Thinking about migrating?

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