I've been in Ohio for the past few years and there's barely any openings in social studies anywhere around me. I've probably seen between 5-10 social studies openings in 3 years. I've always wanted to move to Chicago, got my teaching license in Illinois and I was somewhat hopeful about finding a position because I actually do see a good amount of social studies openings at CPS and in the suburbs. However I saw that CPS laid off a bunch of teachers a few days ago. Basically I just wanna know from anyone who lives in the area how competitive it is to find a job there. I've subbed for a large urban district and have had 4 long-term sub assignments. I don't know if this would look good to any principals or is it just so competitive that it doesn't make a difference. I'm actually in the process of renting an apartment with my boyfriend there because there seems to be alot of opportunities for him in IT. Those CPS layoffs just really dashed alot of the hopes I had and now I'm getting kinda anxious over it.