Originally Posted by Suave
a clothing forum help choose your career? do we have to help you wipe your ass too?
Hold on for a sec, though. The fact that people are coming here for general life advice means that SF has become the Magic 8-ball of the Net. That says something.
Getting to the OP's question and subsequent posts, I think there is merit in applying to jobs in regional offices - other posters are right that those sorts of places (regardless of industry) always seem to be in hiring mode, for the reasons stated. The pay may not top out as high, but the costs of living should be lower.
A good question to ask yourself is where you want to be in 5 years.