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#DM7 Article: #NCSEN: Hagan Investments Ships Jobs Overseas

This is a repost of my weekly Da Tech Guy column: #NCSEN: Hagan Investments Ship Jobs Overseas

By A.P. Dillon

Well, last week I wrote about Hagan admitting to skipping vital committee meetings to fundraise. There’s more interesting news about the Senator and her priorities. Local media outlet Carolina Journal has a lot of detail on how Hagan’s family received over $250k in stimulus cash and pocketed probably around $114k of it.

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Hope and Change: 900 Applicants for 42 Positions

This is Hope and Change in NC — 42 openings at a Big Lots! Store in Fuquay-Varina, NC and over 900 applicants.

News and Observer via Cary news with emphasis added:

FUQUAY-VARINA – Jimmy Wilson hung a “store open” banner across the new Big Lots on Lakestone Commons Avenue, and word spread like wildfire that the town had gotten a new discount store.

Across town, Wilson’s wife was fielding calls from friends and neighbors asking if the rumors were true. By the time store manager Wilson opened the doors for the first time at 10 a.m. Oct. 9, customers were lined up at the door.

And Big Lots hasn’t even had its grand opening yet. It’s scheduled for Friday.

“Our customer count was four times higher than anticipated,” Wilson said. “I think everybody loves Big Lots. People have been waiting for this store to open. We have stores in Garner and Cary, but people are tired of having to drive out there.”

People were also looking for jobs. Wilson said he received about 900 applications for 42 positions.

He figured the large number of applicants was an indication of the economy’s slow recovery, considering all he did to advertise for the job openings was put up a table in front of the store a few months ago.

Applicants ranged from the unemployed to others with part-time retail jobs and some with no sales experience, he said. Continue reading

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New Green Fuel Source: Desperation – Follow Up

As a follow-up to my piece last week on Obama coming to North Carolina. He came to re-visit Cree Inc. in order to pat himself on the back and to applaud them for their projected addition of 275 jobs, I’d … Continue reading

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