From the NC Department of Commerce:
So from this headline you'd think that 120 people started working today, right? Or at least you should dust off that resume because hiring begins now?
Well, not really. The jobs will be created sometime "this year." Or at least the company hopes so, cause there's no guarantee it will really happen. A job is not truly "created" until someone is hired. Just stating an intention to create jobs is not the same as employing people. I may intend to start my own business and employ 100 people, doesn't mean I'm going to really do it — I may only hire 90 or 20 or 0. So let's just say, I'll believe it when I see it.
And these 120 jobs, they're new jobs being created here in NC, right? Well, again, not exactly.
The jobs are coming to NC by relocating a sister company to North Carolina. A company that already employs 120 people in another state. So it's probably safe to assume that quite a few (if not all) of those 120 jobs "created" will actually be the existing employees relocating here. So there may be 120 new jobs, but very few actual North Carolinians getting hired for those jobs. Just more people moving here, adding to our overcrowded roads and schools.
So what do we really have with this announcement? Nothing more than a $44,000 press release. And done so solely in order for Gov. Perdue can get her name in the news and show she's doing something about the economy.
Amazing what she can do while on vacation.
Oh wait, there's more to this story… According to the AP, the company that is relocating has 170 employees in Oklahoma, but is only going to hire 120 here. So in reality, we, the taxpayers of North Carolina just paid a company $44,000 to fire 50 people.
But that's Oklahoma's problem, not ours, right? Cause we're creating jobs here in North Carolina!
Yep, and destroying them elsewhere.