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BofA report: Charlotte millennials don’t really feel like adults

Many Charlotte millennials don’t really feel like adults yet, according to a Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) report released this month. The report found Charlotte millennials consider adulthood synonymous with financial independence, rather than turning 18. The bank surveyed 2,180 millennials (ages 18 to 26) across the country to explore their views on personal finances, […]

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Where does Charlotte land on ‘Best-Performing Cities’ list?

The Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area ranks No. 23 on on the Milken Institute’s list of “Best-Performing Cities,” according to a report released Thursday — up four spots from its ranking in the previous year’s report. The report grades about 200 large and 179 small metro markets on several key measures, including job growth, wage and […]

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IT job sector sees October bounce in N.C.

Good news for IT job seekers: North Carolina saw a tech job bounce in October. Employers posted 6.2 percent more technology jobs on average each day than they did in September – 3,780 jobs. That’s according to the latest report released by the N.C. Technology Association. “We don’t expect labor demand to change much before […]

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Cognizant to open IT center in Charlotte, add 500 jobs statewide

IT consulting firm Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) has been awarded an incentive grant from North Carolina to expand its work force across the state, adding 500 high-paying jobs. And 150 of those jobs will be in Charlotte, where the company plans to open a new IT delivery and operations center. The expansion represents a statewide […]

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McCrory eyes national stage for N.C. tech firms

For decades, North Carolina’s high-tech hub has been in and around Raleigh’s Research Triangle Park. On Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory used an announcement of 600 new jobs and a corporate headquarters campus for Charlotte-based AvidXchange as a platform for pitching what he bills as a region of software and information-related jobs spanning the state’s three […]

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Amazon’s Concord center to employ up to 200

The planned Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in Concord will employ up to 200 workers and cost about $4.4 million to complete. That’s according to an Independent Tribune newspaper article that follows up on a report that the online retailer will open a 222,500-square-foot “sortation” center next year. Seattle-based Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) plans to begin construction on […]

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Spectra Group says it chose Charlotte for 250 jobs over Austin and Tampa Bay

With $2.9 million in tax incentives and proximity to the banking industry, Charlotte beat out Austin, Texas, and Tampa Bay, Fla., for a new Spectra Group Inc. delivery center. Spectra CEO and founder Aditya Narra told reporters Tuesday that he decided on Charlotte for his company’s big expansion because it provided a deep talent pool […]

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Sealed Air Corp. to bring 1,262 jobs to Charlotte in HQ relocation

Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE:SEE) will move its global headquarters to Charlotte, bringing more than 1,250 jobs here from several Northern cities. It’s the largest Fortune 500 corporate headquarters relocation in the Queen City’s history. The jobs will carry an average salary of almost $120,000. Employees will move from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Wisconsin. The […]

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Food manufacturers important to the Charlotte region for jobs, investment

It may not be as sexy as a tire plant or a new headquarters operation, but food production is very important to the economic development of Charlotte. And I’m not just talking about being important when mealtime comes around. The Charlotte region has more than 220 food manufacturing companies that employ 11,000 workers, according to […]

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