Business Brings Dozens Of Jobs To Edgecombe County

An area with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state will soon see dozens of added jobs.

Superior Essex manufacturing company in Tarboro will break ground on its expansion Thursday. The company is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world and began in Tarboro 45 years ago.

The state says the the Superior Essex expansion will add 116 jobs to Edgecombe County. The county's current unemployment rate is 14.5 percent.


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  • by PplAmazeMe on May 26, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    Wow, what ungrateful people there are. Be thankful that there are jobs being added....PERIOD. My husband drives from Pitt Cty to Edgecombe Cty to work everyday, people from all surrounding counties can/will benefit from the addition of these jobs!!There are lazy people in every county, lets not worry about them. Just be glad there is any kind of growth in this county!!! Alot of people worked hard to make it happen!!
  • by Edgecombe Resident on May 26, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    I live in the SW Edgecombe near Pinetops. It doesn't matter if they bring 1,000 jobs to the area. The bulk of what I see that don't work, do so by choice. They have a sense of entitlement. It is much easier to go to the food bank and live with family than to get out of bed everyday and go to work. Sure, there are some people that would truly appreciate a job, but I saw extreme laziness before the job market got so bad.
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      by Pam on May 26, 2011 at 04:09 PM in reply to Edgecombe Resident
      Meet me at the Unemployment office and tell everyone there they do not want to work. I think you will have a BAd Day.
  • by sue on May 26, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    GREENVILLE NEEDS JOBS TO. The older people in Greenville can't seem to get a job anywhere here. To bad, they are want built most of the jobs at one time. My heart goes out to them. To young to retire and the employers think they are to old to work.
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      by Bubba on May 26, 2011 at 01:53 PM in reply to sue
      I feel for the older people, I would suggest they take their knowledge and experience and try to create a business around their talent.
  • by Kathy Location: Tarboro on May 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    The longest journey begins with a single step. What should we have done: Said no that not enough jobs we don't want them
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    No everyone in this town is sitting around trying to figure out how to squeeze by without working. Acting like they are owed something. The mentality of the unemployed is amazing. Take you for instance. 116 jobs coming to the area and your going to complain. That makes a lot of sense to me, but what do I know I spend all my time at work. I don't have time to contemplate the negative effects of job openings like you do.
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      by Bubba on May 26, 2011 at 01:57 PM in reply to
      I am owed my Social Security and Medicare when I get old and decrepit. My parents and grandparents and all those before me worked harded so that their children would have a better life... not a life where their children should expect less and work harder for it. We let big business drive us to work incredibly harder and longer than the rest of the world. I am not proud of that... in fact I am embarressed... The Euros have it right... family and life are more important than profit. Try it on, you may like it.
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      by UnemployedAndHatingIt on May 26, 2011 at 02:50 PM in reply to
      See my point is just how you think. Jobs like this should go to counties where people want to work not to where who cares whether they work or not.What part of Hating IT did you not understand?
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        by Anonymous on May 27, 2011 at 06:49 AM in reply to UnemployedAndHatingIt
        You missed it completely. My point is your negative attitude toward new jobs. You can commute to work you know. I drive an hour each way every day. If the public would have a positive attitude towards things like this it would help the population in general. Instead you sit at home in your stopper with the attitude that there in not an opportunity out there for you when there is. I'm sure it may not be what you want to do or be your desired pay grade but you can work somewhere. I mean lets face it, If you are unemployed are you really to good for anything?
  • by UnemployedAndHatingIt on May 26, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    So that will drop the unemployment rate their to what?14.2%.Wow I am sure everybody is jumping for joy in the streets in that county.
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