Has your fiance looked into finding a job in Syracuse? I don't know much about PA, but I've grown up in upstate NY, and I can tell you that jobs are hard to come by up in this area. Of course it depends on what he does and how much experience he has. It seems like the talk of all of the upstate NY cities (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany...) are all experiencing "the brain drain" because young people can't find jobs...so they move elsewhere to find work.
But, again, if he works in a hot field and has experience, he may not have trouble at all. I'm not too familiar with Syracuse (only the Rochester and Albany areas), so I don't know how the job market in Syracuse is these days, but I would assume it struggles just like the other cities.