332,000 Jobs To Come To NC By 2014

332,000 jobs are slated to come to North Carolina.

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has announced a new campaign designed to recruit high-caliber individuals to hospitality jobs in North Carolina.

The campaign consists of a dozen billboards that will be all over North Carolina, each intended to drive web traffic to a new website, forkit.biz, designed to recruit people to North Carolina's hospitality industry.

Currently this industry employees nearly 700,000 people statewide, but by 2014 it's expected hundreds of thousands more will be needed.

The N.C. Restaurant and Lodging industry contributes $17.5 Billion of the N.C. economy and represents 10% of the state’s workforce


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  • by James Location: Manteo on Mar 26, 2010 at 06:55 PM
    How funny that a picture of the beach was used for this story. Most of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area is closed to all! You can not even walk on the beach! Might be why you see no people in that pic. Why would people come to a beach that has no or very limited access? They will not! They will go elsewhere! So how is there gonna be more jobs here in Dare County, Hyde County? Our commercial fisherman face uncertain future due to Fed and State Regs! Limited fishing will not create jobs!
  • by brenda Location: nc on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:01 PM
    I think people should be able to do better for themselves regardless of what country they are from we have traitors that are born and bread right here there is no need to hate on others ( for there is but one judge) we allow things to happen being the free country we are
  • by Joe Location: Raleigh on Mar 25, 2010 at 12:53 AM
    Anonymous, People like you show just how paranoid uneducated people can be. Where on earth are you getting your facts from. Put up or shut up.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:17 PM
    This is not what it seems at all peoples. See what you want in this I don't care. But the truth is these new jobs will be filled by mostly out of Contry non US citizens. Guess what else, We are going to have to pay their health care bills. Why else would SO many want to come here and work? What do you think the reason is?? To bankrupt americans. Its all written in the book. I hope people wise up and learn about the facts. Put two and two together. Teach your children and be prepared.
  • by Gabe Asher on Mar 24, 2010 at 07:22 PM
    Right on!
  • by JohnQ Location: Greenville on Mar 24, 2010 at 06:42 PM
    Bon..Could not have said it better. We need more citizens like you. COUNTRY FIRST
  • by Bon Location: Greenville on Mar 24, 2010 at 06:29 PM
    Its good to see the people and not the government trying to make a difference. We are a tourist powerhouse! and this is the right style business for jobs. I hope to see other Associations doing something like this all over the country! Lets contribute to this cause, We As The People have a duty to do so. This is for the people, by the people, so lets help it and not put it down. Unite!
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Mar 24, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    This the approximate number of new employees that will be needed to keep McDonalds, BurgerKing, and Wendy's open til 2014.
  • by JohnQ Location: Greenville on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    Fact Dog, I'm glad to see you have a Masters Degree in Economics as well as one in Business. That's why you are so intelligent and successful.
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:42 PM
    If you think 332,000 jobs are coming to NC; you are badly mistaken,People that have an income will be buying only the basic items.With the passage of healthcare bill;you will see after the first year the bigest lose of lose of company closeing and job lose in history.So be perpared.
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