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Old 08-28-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Hello everyone. I'm in the early stages of planning a move from Ohio to the Raleigh area within the next year. Could anyone tell me if there is a manufacturing sector in the Raleigh area? I work in Quality Assurance for a steel company back here in Ohio, and I'm wondering if finding work in my area is going to be possible. I know with the state of the economy all jobs are hard to find but my question is can I find work in Quality Assurance? Your thought would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

J.P.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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there's a bit, but not a ton. most of what i have found is bio-med around RTP. other big names that pop up quite a bit would include: ConAgra, CREE, IBM (not sure if they actually do production here, though), Eaton, etc.

Mike
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Wendell NC
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I too posed the question abt manufacturing jobs in the RTP area...my responses have been negative,in that these jobs have been disappearing from the area and those left unemployed offer too much competition for too little job opportunities. I would not recommend moving there without first securing employment...there are already too many unemployed to compete with.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There is a lot more manufacturing in the Western part of the state than the Triangle area: furniture and textiles especially.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Thank you. I definately plan on being employed before making the move. I was kind of hoping to stay as close to the coast as possible but if necessary I will search further inland. I'm sure the mountain region is beautiful but do they accept northerners? Thank you for the tips.

J.P.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:50 AM
 
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There is still some manufacturing "down east" in NC.
Bosch/Siemens home appliances manufactures in New Bern. Voith, Kidde Technologies and others in the Wilson area. Greenville also has some manufacturing.
These are certainly closer to the coast, so you could look around there and see what turns up.

Frank
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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Do they accept Northerners? I would say of course. But why not pose your question to the Asheville category of city-data?

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Thank you. I definately plan on being employed before making the move. I was kind of hoping to stay as close to the coast as possible but if necessary I will search further inland. I'm sure the mountain region is beautiful but do they accept northerners? Thank you for the tips.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Thank you. I didn't mean to offend with the acceptance question. I'm very unfamiliar with the area, and maybe I got some bad advise on another post. Please keep the recomendations coming.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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When I said "western NC" I actually was talking about not really the mountains, but more in the Hickory/Triad area.

But let's face it, mfctg in the US everywhere is moving overseas and those in that field will be competing with each other for the fewer and fewer jobs around.

As far as "do they accept Northerners"--well, nobody anywhere is going to run you out of town for having a funny accent You might not be invited to join the "old boys' club" the first day you arrive, but that shouldn't stop you from moving somewhere if you have a job lined up. NC has had large influxes of Northeners since the 1960s, and that has caused a simultaneous openness to acceptance of all types and defensiveness on the part of lifelong Southerners who have to hear--yet again--that "that's not the way we do it up Nawth!" Keep that attitude in check and you'll be just fine.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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LOL. Thank you. That's part of the reason I'm looking south. I really want to improve the quality of my families lives by smothering them with souther hospitality.
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