I currently live in Michigan where there are sometimes over a thousand applicants for each position, so I've been told by many that I should also apply out of state as a Plan "B". I'm trying to find 3 additional states in which to pursue certification for the 2015 school year. I'd greatly appreciate any info on the hiring/teacher climate in your state that you wish to share. Websites and DOE's can only tell you so much. I know the mentality is to "put in my time" and sub some more and volunteer until I get enough experience and the right opportunity opens up here. Unfortunately, after teaching university (part time) for four years while hearing repeated promises of full time work, my family's finances are now at their breaking point. Full time out of state has to be better than part time + eviction in state.