The Big Island economy is driven by three key sectors: (1) Tourism; (2) Construction; and (3) Agriculture.
Here are some key stats to consider when moving to the Island of Hawaii (aka Big Island):
Population: +/- 205,000 (up from 148,000 in 2000)
Big Island Labor Force: 88,350
Unemployment Rate: 10.3% (August 2009) (Oahu: 6.0% & U.S.: 9.8%)
Hotel Occupancies (09-16-2009): 51.2% (Oahu: 79.7%, State: 68.8% & US: 59.8%)
Average Hotel Room Rate (09-16-2009): $153 (down 0.7%)
Unlike the mainland where there are probably seven degrees of separation, in Hawaii there are probably only one or two degrees of separation. As such, for the occupations that you are in, I would recommend contacting the local hospitals first and see what they offer, or if they know of any firm(s) that are need of the talents you possess.
74-5620 Palani Court; Suite 208
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 331-0585
Fax: (808) 331-0583