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Question by Pedro Nombre K: Would Downtown Los Angeles be the best place for me?
I am from Spain (Barcelona), fully bilingual Spanish-English. I’d like to spend some months/years working in Los Angles (as an electrician, waiter, cleaner, whatever).
I’d like to live in a Mexican/Latin area, not too expensive, not to dangerous, with everything on walking distance ( I got no driving license so I’d have to rely on public transport, and Los Angeles is a city made for cars and not very pedestrian-friendly).
I like to take walks in downtown Barcelona, look at shop windows, take a café in a terrace while watching the people passing by, etc. I am an inner-city guy, I couldnt live in those boring suburban areas where there’s only row after row of houses, I am used to live in apartment buildings.
So I guess my first option is downtown LA, or somewhere East Side. But of course I am not suicidal and I wouldnt go to a place with gang activity and meth labs and stuff like that you see in the movies and documentaries. I’d like a place of normal people, families, parks where you can go and relax reading a book, some nighlife scene, and mexican food. (i love it)
So I’d like some advice from a local Angelino, which areas recommend?
How much can cost to rent a room for a single guy like me?
Is it easy to find job? (as I said, I work here in Spain as an electrician, so I woulnd´t mind any type of job)
How much is an average monthly wage?
Thanks in advance!
Answer by tigrillen
you are not going to get a work visa as “whatever”. So it is impossible for you to get legally a job.
In order to work legally an employer has to sponsor you for a work visa. In order to sponsor you for a work visa, an employer has to show (through advertising the job) that he can’t find some suitable citizen. Unless the job is so unpleasant that nobody wants to do it, that’s not going to happen for a “whatever” job anywhere in LA.
Unless you omitted to tell us that you manage to have also US citizenship.
while you don’t need a work visa to work anywhere in Europe, you will need one for pretty much anywhere else.
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