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Old 08-07-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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My husband and I along with 3 small children are looking to relocate around Raleigh, Greensboro, Fayettville area. We will be relocating from a very small town in Pennsylvania. I was just wondering what the job market is like in those areas. My husband does factory type work now. He is in the shipping/receiving department. Any factories or especially shipping/recieiving jobs around and what they pay hourly? Any information will be wonderful. Thanks a lot =)
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I cannot speak for Greensboro (that is in the triad area) or fayetteville (sandhills area) - but the Raleigh area (the triangle) does not have a tremendous amount of manufacturing. The triangle is more IT oriented, with numerous high tech companies in the research triangle park area (RTP). The triangle area also has 3 nationally recognized universities (UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University) plus many smaller universities (NC Central, Shaw, Meredith, Peace, ).

I have lived in greensboro, (in college) but do not know the industries there very well at all.

Fayetteville is, mostly, a military town (Fort Bragg), lots of transient people there!

Leigh
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My husband and I along with 3 small children are looking to relocate around Raleigh, Greensboro, Fayetteville area.
Around Fayetteville, I would suggest Sanford which has a few manufacturing plants (Moen, Coty and Caterpiller, I believe). I can't quote pay rates, but my relatives tell me the pay is lower than in the Triangle. However, housing is cheap.

There seem to be many warehousing jobs in the Greensboro area, based on listings in Indeed,com .
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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I can't offer anything but this......

When you finally relocate, don't try to change your new surroundings to your old surroundings. Learn to adopt the way of life in NC and not try to change it to your old life in PA. When you make the jump to NC....."Make the jump" !!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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NC is not much of a manufacturing state anymore. Also we are non-Union, just FYI. The Raleigh area is very high-tech; manufacturing is probably better near the Triad area (Greensboro) but while it was once big in NC, most of our former manufacturing industries--notably textiles--moved overseas. Unless there is a specific reason you HAVE to be in North Carolina, you should probably check the job markets in other states as well to keep your options open. Our unemplyment is among the highest in the nation, especially in M'facturing.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I think you should buy my house in Clayton so I can move back north. You can have him check the Coca Cola distribution center in Clayton or Sysco in Smithfield. :-)
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Around Fayetteville, I would suggest Sanford which has a few manufacturing plants (Moen, Coty and Caterpiller, I believe). I can't quote pay rates, but my relatives tell me the pay is lower than in the Triangle. However, housing is cheap.

There seem to be many warehousing jobs in the Greensboro area, based on listings in Indeed,com .
I also think Tyson has a plant in or near Sanford. A few people I know have relatives working at Tyson and said most were hired because of friends that were current employees. Recently THIS END UP furniture also started their manufacturing plant up again. However, I did talk with someone there in June who said they were currently very well staffed.

It may be like this at Coty and Moen? There is also a Caterpillar plant in Clayton, but it has been awhile since they have done open hiring I think.

IN short, if you move bring 6-12 months of salary or have employment lined up prior to your move.

I am currently experiencing the opposite problem...I thought I had a job in the North County, but it has not materialized and I am now looking at the reality of moving BACK to North Carolina where I have a job.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Around Fayetteville, I would suggest Sanford which has a few manufacturing plants (Moen, Coty and Caterpiller, I believe).
Here's a whole list of manufacturing companies in Sanford and Lee County, if you want a place to start searching for warehousing jobs: http://www.lcedc.com/documents/leemanufacturing.pdf
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl.
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I think you should buy my house in Clayton so I can move back north. You can have him check the Coca Cola distribution center in Clayton or Sysco in Smithfield. :-)
I loved your response, I guess this god forsaken place is not for you neither, lol
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