NC Business Hiring 350 People

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office says an educational publisher that owns the LexisNexis information service plans to add 350 jobs over the next five years.

Perdue's office says that data-provider Reed Elsevier is expanding operations in Cary and will get a state tax break worth up to $9 million if the company meets hiring and investment requirements.

The company now employs more than 300 people in Cary and Charlotte. State officials say wages for the new jobs are expected to be nearly $92,000 plus benefits. The average annual wage in Wake County is $45,000.

Reed Elsevier plans to concentrate further marketing, sales, customer support and product development work in Cary.

The company says the area's highly educated workforce will make it a "center of excellence" for LexisNexis.


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  • by Albert Location: NC on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:45 AM
    North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office says an educational publisher that owns the LexisNexis information service plans to add 350 jobs over the next '5' years. What at $7.00 an hour LOL - What a news story? Nice spin try lib media!
  • by Bob on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    I JUST LOVE the way she makes herslef look good, and the way she gives out grants to business that tell her that they will add 350 new jobs within the next 5 years....That's a huge window of time. We need jobs NOW Bev, we're not thinking about 5 years from now, who cares......This company will probably be out of business in 5 years
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:45 AM in reply to Bob
      What jobs have the Repugs brought to NC? They are the ones who got rid of a lot of State and Federal jobs in NC.
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        by Cid on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to
        By my last count Democrats run NC now!
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          by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:41 PM in reply to Cid
          For the third month in a row, unemployment in North Carolina has risen, with no signs of getting any better. The real culprit of the situation? Many of the job losses are a direct result of Skip, Thom & Co.’s budget cuts. In August, for instance, the private sector in N.C. gained 6,900 jobs, according to the Employment Security Commission. But unemployment still rose for that month because of the loss of 300 state government jobs and 11,800 local government jobs — mostly schoolteachers, plus some public safety personnel and university employees— made necessary by the legislature’s budget cuts. Yeah, Cid, that was one great jobs plan your guys came up with.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM in reply to
        And thank god they did or our taxes would have gone up again. I am sure those tad pole counters, flower and weed highway beautification decorators and shrimp treadmill watchers will find other jobs...
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          by W hat ? on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          DO YOU MAKE OVER 200K A YEAR? Why do you keep saying our taxes are going up? Americans favor raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs plan by a margin of two-to-one, Sixty-six percent of respondents said that they backed increasing income taxes on individuals earning over $200,000 and families earning at least $250,000, while only 32 percent were opposed.
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          by Then they complain about high un-employment on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:47 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Instead of continuing the temporary, three-quarters-of-a-cent sales tax that Perdue has used to pay teachers’ salaries and support school programs since the state budget deficit emerged, Republicans refused to extend the tax and cut $800 million out of education funding. Under the soon-to-be-passed Republican budget, the education system as a whole would lose 13,000 jobs, nearly 70 percent of those from public schools.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:14 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Sorry, I think raising taxes when the economy still stinks, still stinks. And the fun fact of your figures is its flawed with flaunting information....200K per year...small business...you just killed one of their employees jobs. Oh, the shear ignorance and shallow thinking of the left is what got us into debt, spending, not taxes, spending. Obamas record speaks for itself, we are more in debt in the history since Obama spent more money in his first 2 years than all past presidents combined, we have more foreclosures now in recorded history just this year under Obama and there are more people unemployed now than in any time of of Americas past history. See what dope and mange got you, you should be proud, this is what you wanted, you seem to have gotten it.
  • by shonuff on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    What the headline leaves out is: It's over a 5 year period. 70 jobs a year!! That's great, good job joker Bev.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    And how many did she say Foutain Power Boat would create?
  • by ibxer on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:49 AM
    Caterpillar may be bringing 1,000 jobs to Wilmington soon. They have narrowed their search down and want to be near a port and closer to their offices in Cary. Regardless of politics, Perdue HAS worked hard to bring new jobs to our state. Face it, anyone elected in the past 3 to 4 years was handed a crap sandwich from the start and it will simply take time to emerge because people are smart to sit on top of their cash, pay down debt and increase savings until they feel it is safe to go back in the water. We see it everytime after an economic bubble....this was just the mother of all bubbles. I just hope we become a nation of savers. In India, the average household puts 30% of their income into savings. Roughly the same in China. Imagine if we had that much discipline...but credit became an addiction in the last decade.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:04 PM
    North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's office. Nice spin try for the stupid voter! LexisNexis information service plans to add 350 jobs over the next five years. I bet 350 People lost their job last month in NC. What you say people?
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      by typical Repug hypocrite on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:00 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Would you prefer 350 jobs on the Moon? You got real excited about the Moon Colony thing. I say a job is a job, if someone loses theirs at least more can take its place, thank God for that. Obviously you are not hurting for a job, so stop judging others who are.
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        by Arlynn on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:13 AM in reply to typical Repug hypocrite
        To - typical Repug hypocrite , The truth really is a bummer. Thanks Wolfgang
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        by Tyre on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:39 AM in reply to typical Repug hypocrite
        Anything to put down the recovery. Just the Republicans way. Well said, get rid out the GOP.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:41 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      Earth to Wolfgang....
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        by Larry on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:58 AM in reply to
        Wolfgang is right , Earth to Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:41 AM
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      by Disgruntled(ex)worker on Feb 16, 2012 at 04:49 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      I know 6 that did in this(tyrrell/terrible)county.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    So what are the jobs that will be created?
  • by Rich people have it made on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:52 PM
    It seems like the easier the job,the higher the pay.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:13 AM in reply to Rich people have it made
      Go to college and you will not have to break your back to make your money.
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        by Phil on Feb 16, 2012 at 08:32 AM in reply to
        Tell that to 1,100,000 unemployed college graduates.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:21 PM
    The good jobs never reach ENC. Cary and Raleigh are Piedmont areas. It does sound like very good jobs though; I bet I could do a great job with them, if they were withing 30 mins. of my home.
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      by Skeptical on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      Same thing I thought. Seems like west of 95 keeps getting and east of 95 is left out. We need jobs too. When will east of 95 get good news for a change? My other thought was 350 jobs over 5 years really isn't much. Wonder how many will be lost during that period. Want to be optimistic but these are not very optimistic times.
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        by Stupid old dumpofcraps on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:24 AM in reply to Skeptical
        Well if the old(farts)retired democrats would stop whining and voting out jobs here(chicken processing plant,Limestone pit,etc)maybe we would have a tiny bit of job growth.
  • by Col. Colt Location: ENC on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    BULL!
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