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Old 12-18-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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A nanotechnology company, Lab21, is moving their headquarters to downtown Greenville, with distribution also scheduled to move to the area. This is definitely the kind of high tech company that will continue to help push Greenville forward.

Here is the link to the article:

Lab21 Inc. Announces New North American Headquarters in the City of Greenville : published at CarolinaNewswire.com - Stay on top of the day's business & technology news
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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cool!
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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See these announcements about new companies coming to the Greenville area quite often on the forum and while I hope it is a sign of improvement I remain skeptical regarding what these announcements mean to the average person who is currently unemployed in Greenville and struggling to find work.

Guess we will all have to wait and see if Lab 21 or any of the other new companies that are supposed to come to Greenville make a difference and are able to provide jobs. Based on the new article in the Greenville news www.greenvilleonline.com things are not looking good.

Last edited by Global Friend; 12-20-2009 at 09:26 AM.. Reason: against TOS to post entire articles - please just post a note about the article and a link to it, thanks.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:29 AM
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You are welcome to remain skeptical from NYC.

I am glad to hear of another company coming to the upstate (and non-manufacturing jobs, at that). It may be a small company, but ever single job helps.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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It's a small company now, but it's also a very fast growing company at the same time. It will continue to get bigger as time goes on as nanotechnology is becoming very popular. While the state's unemployment did increase, Greenville's didn't which is good to see.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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It's a small company now, but it's also a very fast growing company at the same time. It will continue to get bigger as time goes on as nanotechnology is becoming very popular.
True. The best part is the fact they are locating downtown. Good to see these types of jobs in downtown....they could have easily chosen a suburban location.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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It's a small company now, but it's also a very fast growing company at the same time. It will continue to get bigger as time goes on as nanotechnology is becoming very popular. While the state's unemployment did increase, Greenville's didn't which is good to see.
Well as these companies move here Greenville's should start to go down but I'm not going to get too excited until more than a tenth of a percent is reversed in our numbers for several months at a time.

I've applied at many of the big companies here in town and heard absolutely zilch from all but one which said they decided not to fill the position
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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Well as these companies move here Greenville's should start to go down but I'm not going to get too excited until more than a tenth of a percent is reversed in our numbers for several months at a time.

I've applied at many of the big companies here in town and heard absolutely zilch from all but one which said they decided not to fill the position
Oh I agree with your points too. We need all the new jobs we can get and get the unemployment rate to start to drop. Hopefully we'll land other companies like Proterra. 65 jobs isn't a lot but it's still better than nothing. Plus it's a headquarters/high paying jobs too. Sorry to hear you didn't get the job. Hopefully you'll find a good one soon.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Oh I agree with your points too. We need all the new jobs we can get and get the unemployment rate to start to drop. Hopefully we'll land other companies like Proterra. 65 jobs isn't a lot but it's still better than nothing. Plus it's a headquarters/high paying jobs too. Sorry to hear you didn't get the job. Hopefully you'll find a good one soon.
Also, as the economy turns the corner, I'm sure companies already here will also begin hiring again.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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You are welcome to remain skeptical from NYC.

I am glad to hear of another company coming to the upstate (and non-manufacturing jobs, at that). It may be a small company, but ever single job helps.
With South Carolina currently holding the title of "3rd worst unemployment in the US" at 12.3% and Greenville unemployment now worse at 10.5% (when I was living in Greenville a few months ago unemployment was 10.2%)......then if that is not bad enough a forecast that predicts (Greenvile News) SC unemployment will be worse at around 13% in early 2010!

Those type of unemployment numbers are a DISGRACE!!

You are right will be right here in NYC skeptical as he--!

These announcements of new companies (some that I am sure many have NEVER heard of) heading to Greenville will impress me when those that I know there have been hired and are no longer looking for work. Until some ACTION happens these announcements are just PUBLICITY STUNTS!
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