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What companies are fueling growth in Raleigh? Why are they a great employer?

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karen Satterwhite in Jefferson City, Missouri

84 months ago

Looking to relocate to NC, new career have master's in business and human resource. If you have any leads keep me informed

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Charlene Harrison in Minneapolis, Minnesota

73 months ago

I am a highly Organized person, getting things done on time. I am up to 80 wpm, 11-12,000 kspm Alpha/Numeric,8-10,500 Ten Key.

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consern in Raleigh, North Carolina

73 months ago

Charlene Harrison in Minneapolis, Minnesota said: Am p
lanning on moving to NC....and am looking for good HI, YOU DON'T WANT TO MOVE HERE... MY HUSBAND BEEN LOOKING FOR A JOB 7 YEARS HAS A FIVE YEAR DEGREE AND MAKING NOTHING AND I CAN'T FIND ONE EITHER..HE WORKED 29 YEARS LAST JOB AND THEY LAYED OFF 1/2 THE COMPANY NO ONE CAN FIND A JOB UNLESS YOUR A DOCTOR OR NURSE..PLUS WE RUN OUT OF WATER A SHORTAGE... WE PAID ALOT IN MOVING TO MOVE OVER AND OVER CAN BE EXSPENSIVE..GOOD LUCK..PS NC IS THE HIGHEST PRICES IN GASOLINE... WE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT..

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Matt in Raleigh, North Carolina

72 months ago

consern in Raleigh, North Carolina said:

I am sorry for the problems you and your husband have had looking for a job in Raleigh. Frankly, if you go to any major business magazine, this area is one of the best places in the country to live, find a job, and excel. There are some of the best schools and higher education centers in this area. Yes, it doesn't hurt to be a doctor or nurse in this area; there are some outstanding hospitals in this area. But many of my clients are lawyers, self-made business owners, teachers, IT professionals, and gov't officials.

The water shortage was really no one's fault, Such things happen when it doesn't rain. And North Carolina does have higher prices in gasoline. This is due to the fact that our gas taxes are higher since, after Texas, this state has the most miles of roads in the country. The taxes are used to fund DOT and the construction and fixing of roads in this state.

Unfortunately, no one is finding a job right now. The unemployment rate for the country is the highest in 24 years. Don't blame Raleigh; this problem is everywhere. I have lived in Raleigh for 6 years and my fiancee and I have finally found a city that is not too big and not too small where we can finally create a good life for ourselves.

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raleigh85 in Malone, New York

70 months ago

I have my BS in business management, minor in business analysis and am currently taking online classes for my MBA. I am an accountant now but am seeking a job in Raleigh. I would like to move down asap but I am looking for companies in some sort of finance or executive position. Is there any companies that anyone could recommend to me?

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Chi-town in Chicago, Illinois

70 months ago

I have a BS in marketing, AS in horticulture, recent graduate with experience in nursery production. I am looking for a job, maybe inside sales?, where I can utilize both degrees, in the green industry. Any suggestions where to start, recruiters, etc.? Thanks.

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sandman379 in Burgaw, North Carolina

69 months ago

i'm currently researching jobs in the Raleigh/Durham area and it's what u make of it.i see opportunities posted online,but how they respond to as far as a timely mannere could be another story.

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raleigh85 in Malone, New York

69 months ago

yeah I have seen a lot of jobs and have had some feedback but nothing permanent or full time. I'm going down in 2 months so hopefully that may help a little more.

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Mary in Hartford, Connecticut

67 months ago

I am interested in relocating to Raleigh and would like some help. I have worked in the healthcare field, both non-profit and for profit for approximately eight years as a HR Generalist. I would like to get a position in the same field, what employers are my best bet? I am aware that companies often do not consider out of state people as they think they would have to pay for relocation, I am fully prepared to pay for my own relocation.

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Eric1016 in Washington, District of Columbia

64 months ago

I am interested in moving to the Raleigh-Durham area - and have been trying for years. There doesn't seem to be many jobs hiring in the area, or anywhere for that matter. I have a friend who lives there with about 10 years of Biotech/Project Management experience who's been out of work for about a year now! I currently live in Maryland and was recently laid off from my job (4 months ago) as well - things are only slightly better up here. I have a bachelors in Business Admin with a minor in Accounting along w/2-5 yrs exp in the financial industry. I know Charlotte is the financial center of the area, but I LOVE Raleigh! Besides, I'm not married to the idea of staying in the finance industry - thus the business degree. If anyone has any info on companies that may be hiring (and paying a livable salary) I'd greatly appreciate it. I've networked with several people and feel like I've looked everywhere. I can barely get a return call.

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looking for work in Smithfield, North Carolina

63 months ago

I moved here in December, I have a BA in sociology, with other experience such as customer service and administrative, and haven't been able to find a job. I've applied to hundreds of jobs online. I moved here from NJ because I wanted to get out of the city. I thought this would be a good place, but job wise it's really horrible right now. If anyone know of any places hiring please let me know.

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Richard in Fayetteville, North Carolina

63 months ago

Unfortunately, no one is finding a job right now. The unemployment rate for the country is the highest in 24 years. Don't blame Raleigh; this problem is everywhere. I have lived in Raleigh for 6 years and my fiancee and I have finally found a city that is not too big and not too small where we can finally create a good life for ourselves.

Matt,

Very nicely said. If you don't mind me asking, what line of work are you in?

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diana6777 in Raleigh, North Carolina

62 months ago

Matt in Raleigh, North Carolina said: I am sorry for the problems you and your husband have had looking for a job in Raleigh. Frankly, if you go to any major business magazine, this area is one of the best places in the country to live, find a job, and excel. There are some of the best schools and higher education centers in this area. Yes, it doesn't hurt to be a doctor or nurse in this area; there are some outstanding hospitals in this area. But many of my clients are lawyers, self-made business owners, teachers, IT professionals, and gov't officials.

The water shortage was really no one's fault, Such things happen when it doesn't rain. And North Carolina does have higher prices in gasoline. This is due to the fact that our gas taxes are higher since, after Texas, this state has the most miles of roads in the country. The taxes are used to fund DOT and the construction and fixing of roads in this state.

Unfortunately, no one is finding a job right now. The unemployment rate for the country is the highest in 24 years. Don't blame Raleigh; this problem is everywhere. I have lived in Raleigh for 6 years and my fiancee and I have finally found a city that is not too big and not too small where we can finally create a good life for ourselves.

I agree with just about everything you have stated Matt with
the exception of one major point you made.The fact that according to a major business magazine, this area is one of the best places in the country to live, find a job and excel.But,that actually was and is the problem in Raleigh.
I"ve lived here 41 years and,I realize that with people
come industry or visa versa which creates jobs and housing.
Working in the Mortgage industry I check peoples debt to
income ratios, These same equative ratios hold true to jobs that
are available to the percentage of people moving here.The point
here is, these same magazines are and have created a royal mess
for Raleigh and, most of us knew it was coming.

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Chi-town in Chicago, Illinois

62 months ago

Hi Diana~Working in the mortgage industry, why do you not feel that creating jobs and housing is a good thing, is it that there are not enough jobs and/or housing available? Do you mean when you say the magazines have "created a royal mess" that they have raised expectations of income too high, or that there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to relocate? I am truly wanting your honest opinion, respectfully. Thank you.

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diana6777 in Raleigh, North Carolina

62 months ago

Chi-town in Chicago, Illinois said: Hi Diana~Working in the mortgage industry, why do you not feel that creating jobs and housing is a good thing, is it that there are not enough jobs and/or housing available? Do you mean when you say the magazines have "created a royal mess" that they have raised expectations of income too high, or that there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to relocate? I am truly wanting your honest opinion, respectfully. Thank you.

Chi,It's not that I feel that creating jobs and housing is not a good thing. The point I was trying to make is that because Fortune magazine, among others, have listed Raleigh and Cary in the top 10 places to live in the country, many many people moved here years ago. That was all fine; however, in today's economy there are no jobs, there are massive layoffs, etc. These magazines continued to put us up there near the top, but while Raleigh may literally be a great place to live, people that don't live here shouldn't consider a move to this area thinking they will get a great job. Our unemployment rate is one of the highest in the nation and it is rising. So, to answer your question: there are NO jobs here for people looking to relocate here. It's also fairly expensive.

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Lakesh73 in Brandywine, Maryland

62 months ago

Hi all...Im looking to relocate to North Carolina either in the Raleigh or Charlotte area by June. Im an IT with a security clearance. I also am currently working with graphics with the government and I also build web pages. Ive been honorably discharged from the military as a disabled vet. Can anyone send me any information. I will be grateful for any advice.

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ricktortora in Wake Forest, North Carolina

61 months ago

Lakesh73 in Brandywine, Maryland said: Hi all...Im looking to relocate to North Carolina either in the Raleigh or Charlotte area by June. Im an IT with a security clearance. I also am currently working with graphics with the government and I also build web pages. Ive been honorably discharged from the military as a disabled vet. Can anyone send me any information. I will be grateful for any advice.

What type of information are you seeking?
try...www.raleighhomesandproperty.com a source of relcoation info.

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LaKesh73 in Suffolk, Virginia

59 months ago

Thank you for the info, ricktortora in Wake Forest, NC. I will check it out. I apologize for responding late. Found the email in my junk inbox.

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NakiaM in Brooklyn, New York

58 months ago

I am moving to Raleigh in 6 months to attend UNC. I am currently looking for a job in either Raleigh, Cary or Chapel Hill. I have my Associates in Human Services and a strong background in Clerical work.
Please let me know of any jobs in these areas.

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jtk7864 in Coram, New York

58 months ago

I am planning on moving to the raleigh area in july. I can only assume that there is work in my field.I am a heavy constuction truck trailer / equipment operator,with over 25 years experience.I have sent out many resumes,with no responses.With so many roads, I would think that would = work. can anyone help?

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bglass1 in Grafton, Wisconsin

57 months ago

Hello! I am a licensed financial services professional (series 7 & 63 in good standing) with the intention of relocating to Raleigh within the next few months. I have tried working with recruiters and applying directly to financial institutions in the area without any luck. I am NOT asking for any relocation assistance.

If anyone could help me, I would appreciate it. My wife and I have thought about moving to the area with the thought my chances of gaining employment will improve if I live in the area. My wife is a nurse and should not have any trouble finding employment.

If anyone can help us, I would appreciate it. Thank you and God bless.

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dblount in Cary, North Carolina

56 months ago

Hello
I have a BA in Psychology and 2.5 years in the Mental Health Field I am looking to work in this field but more so in the office than out in the field or with a combination of both. If anyone has any opportunities available please email at
dblount81@gmail.com

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sftdev in Apex, North Carolina

54 months ago

Host said: What companies are fueling growth in Raleigh? Why are they a great employer?

If you are a software developer, the best environment and highest growth is probably at iContact.com.

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Michael Shanklin in Raleigh, North Carolina

49 months ago

I too am looking new to looking for employment, receiving my MBA from Campbell University within the past month. Don't hesitate to contact me with any ideas for positions that might be of mutual benefit. Thank you!

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jen in Garner, North Carolina

45 months ago

R Uzzell in Greenville, North Carolina said: Interested in position in English highschool or Special Education assistant or library assistant position

check the county websites

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Stop blaming others in Raleigh, North Carolina

45 months ago

consern in Raleigh, North Carolina said:

Maybe if you took off the CAPS LOCK when you fill out job applications, you'd find a job faster. just saying. I found a job BEFORE I moved here almost two years ago. 1 day after moving I was hired. It's about realistic expectations and not blaming your problems on everyone but yourself.

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Experienced Accounts Receivable in Reston, Virginia

33 months ago

Hello, I am an Experienced Accounts Receivable Specialist with a BA in Business Administration & Communications. I am relocating to Raleigh in the next few months to attend school for my Master's in Human Resource Management and would like to secure a job before moving. If anyone has any info on companies that may be hiring (and paying a decent salary) I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Ahow in Raleigh, North Carolina

28 months ago

Hi, I have just recently relocated to Raleigh North Carolina. I have a higher graduate diploma in Chemical Engineering and a Bsc in Analytical Chemistry. I have 11 years industrial experience and have worked in Pharmceutical, Bio-pharmaceutical and medical device industries. I have demonstrated flexible to work within Engineering, Validation, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Quality Control department. I have been using indeed.com to look for work.
Does anyone know of Pharma, Bio-pharma companies recruiting in the area?
Can someone please suggest the best methods to apply for work?

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hs in Alpharetta, Georgia

28 months ago

Novonordisc and Grifols in Clayton are hiring

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shan in Durham, North Carolina

26 months ago

I have an MBA in finance and 9 years of experience in financial planning and analysis. I am also completing my CPA this year. I am looking for a full time position in Durham/Raleigh area as i just relocated here for family reasons.

Thanks

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