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Old 12-16-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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If you're thinking of moving to North Carolina without first securing employment then you'd better think again.

Unemployment: Gray Skies Over Greensboro - BusinessWeek
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Yikes!
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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That goes for anywhere right now. And Greensboro could be just about any other city in the country right now in that article. Surprisingly, the article didn't mention some economic development projects the city has gained, like HondaJet and FedEx.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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That goes for anywhere right now. And Greensboro could be just about any other city in the country right now in that article. Surprisingly, the article didn't mention some economic development projects the city has gained, like HondaJet and FedEx.
I don't think that's true. The BusinessWeek article was pointing out how even cities with formerly bright economic futures are hurting. The article wouldn't have been written about an already downtrodden city like Detriot or Cleveland. The point remains that if someone is thinking of relocating to North Carolina then he'd better have a job lined up first because no one is hiring here either. Oh, and the Honda Jet headquarters and FedEx hub are yesterday's news.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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I agree with akhenaton06. The simple fact that the article did not provide an example of an area, any area, that is having an upturn in employment prospects tells me that hiring freezes & layoffs are affecting everyone.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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And if there were areas that were doing well, I'm pretty sure people would keep it on the down-low for now, so they don't jinx it, or mess things up!
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The BusinessWeek article was pointing out how even cities with formerly bright economic futures are hurting. The article wouldn't have been written about an already downtrodden city like Detriot or Cleveland.
Sure it could have been. The focus just would have been on how worse things are getting in cities that have already been hit hard. You could have just as easily found someone with that same story in those cities, particularly in Detroit with the recent upheavals in the auto industry.

And who says that Greensboro's economic future still isn't bright? The article proved nothing of the sort. And even then, I'd say that Greensboro's economic future was on the uptick but the local economy wasn't experiencing the growth of places like __________ (insert any Texas city here) or Raleigh.

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Oh, and the Honda Jet headquarters and FedEx hub are yesterday's news.
Economic developments of the scales of Honda Jet and FedEx take time to materialize. They are still key components of Greensboro's economic future.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Northeast Lower Penisula Michigan
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Ummm... hmmm... I'm out of the loop.... what's happening with Honda Jet? It looked like they were still hiring from their website... just delayed somewhat from their original operating date?? We've been trying to keep an eye on them as a possible job opportunity so any news that we aren't getting up here in Northern Michigan would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Ummm... hmmm... I'm out of the loop.... what's happening with Honda Jet? It looked like they were still hiring from their website... just delayed somewhat from their original operating date?? We've been trying to keep an eye on them as a possible job opportunity so any news that we aren't getting up here in Northern Michigan would be greatly appreciated!
Saturday, January 17

HondaJet has already topped its hiring estimate : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Northeast Lower Penisula Michigan
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Wow, mm34b.... that's great news! So nice to see a company exceeding it's expected employment rates instead of laying people off! Just gotta get the darn house sold....
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