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Old 03-11-2013, 07:48 AM
 
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2600+ MetLife jobs leaving liberal northeast, high cost of living states, for better business climate in NC:


RALEIGH: MetLife to add 2,622 jobs in Cary and Charlotte | Economy | NewsObserver.com


MetLife to move 2,600 jobs to NC from NE, Calif. - Yahoo! News


Giant sucking sound .... whooooosh.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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Yes, a state that has almost as high unemployment as Rhode Island will need those jobs.

And cutting people off unemployment - even though it was free Federal Money to the state - stay classy NC!

...the state's lawmakers have been pushing a bill that would reduce the maximum weekly benefit for an unemployed worker from $530 to $350, as well as cut back their maximum duration to between 12 and 20 weeks. Due to federal guidelines, the cuts would mean that North Carolina could no longer take advantage of long-term unemployment insurance supplied by the federal government.

The state's unemployment rate remains well above average, at 9.2 percent, compared to the national rate of 7.9 percent. According to Harris, the proposed measure would exclude an estimated 170,000 North Carolinians from the federal benefits, known as emergency unemployment compensation, which are designed to help the jobless once state benefits have been exhausted.


"It is pretty amazing," Alexandra Sirota, an analyst with the North Carolina Justice Center, told HuffPost last week. "As far as we know, no other state has rejected federal dollars to push that level of benefit cuts."

North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Bill A 'Grievous Blow' To Families: Labor Secretary

Of course, most liberal states have far better unemployment and job creation rates than NC, so as usual, your generic general point is completely moot.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Bad news for RI for sure. However, RI is ranked low in 'business friendliness' (taxes and regulations), so unfortunately this is not surprising.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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To be clear, Rhode Island is losing 500-600 jobs...that will be a drop in the bucket once the Knowledge District and Quonset redevelopment really take off.

Just two more out of staters drinking the haterade.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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Just two more out of staters drinking the haterade.
I was born and raised in East Providence. Almost my entire family lives in the state. I have serious concerns in seeing RI prosper.

So, quit the stupid name-calling.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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What name did I call you?

By the way, the jobs are not leaving "the Liberal Northeast", they're from all over the country if you actually read the article.

Not that you were the one who said that...

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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You're right - I should have said stop the stupid labeling/phrases ('drinking the haterade').
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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I'm gonna say no. But thanks for your input.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Make that 243 jobs...
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I'm unclear on the OP's point. Is she trying to scare people that they will have to move to North Carolina?
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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As a percentage of the total population of RI, this is quite small. However, this can become quite impactful on a local level. Plus, of course, if you are one of the 243 losing their job, I am sure this news is not welcome. I think that the RI legislators need to make business-friendliness a top priority, rather than focusing on lowering (or eliminating?) the sales tax, which will not have as much of an effect for long-lasting jobs in the state.
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