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Old 02-20-2017, 10:24 PM
 
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Hundreds of jobs coming to Guilford County; announcement set for Tuesday morning | myfox8.com

Apparently Roy Cooper will be in town for the announcement as well. I've got to imagine that for a few hundred jobs, if the Governor is in town, that this has to be more than just a few call center jobs. I find it interesting too that the announcement appears to be in High Point. Wonder what it could be.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Unfortunately, its another announcement from the same call center company as last time:


Alorica to add 600 jobs to Guilford County workforce | myfox8.com


I wonder where they think they're going to find 1,400 people for these jobs. The Triad's unemployment rate isn't that high.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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While im all for any jobs, yet another disappointment. We need more HondaJet type announcements
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Yeah, I was hoping for something related to aviation or other higher-skilled positions. Better than nothing, but a call center is one of the least desirable employment announcements.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I wonder where they think they're going to find 1,400 people for these jobs. The Triad's unemployment rate isn't that high.
Some of them would probably come from southside Virginia. The regional economy up here is terrible, so a lot of people work either in the Triad or Triangle.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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Southside VA is where I came from a few months ago. Economy as far as jobs are concerned is probably a hair better than here... but the price to buy a home is MUCH higher.

As for this announcement, it's definitely a disappointment that it's more call center jobs... but I guess it's better than not having the jobs. Would have definitely preferred for this to be fewer jobs (like 300-400) that paid more (like $45K-50K on average).

Hopefully more jobs are on the way though.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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Some of them would probably come from southside Virginia. The regional economy up here is terrible, so a lot of people work either in the Triad or Triangle.
I don't think many people are going to drive that far for a call center job.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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The announcement was disappointing and over hyped. I paused with suspicion for what this announcement could be, particularly another 'joint' announcement.
Ten dollars per hour is not going to grow an economy.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Seems like everytime there is a jobs announcement for High Point, its either more Ralph Lauren jobs or a call center.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:58 PM
 
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The announcement was disappointing and over hyped. I paused with suspicion for what this announcement could be, particularly another 'joint' announcement.
Ten dollars per hour is not going to grow an economy.
Yeah, I figured with the governor being here that there had to be more going on. Apparently it was a slow news day in Raleigh.
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