Please don’t get the wrong idea, I am not against interstate commerce, however, when a bill is passed by our General Assembly and signed by our Governor to create jobs in North Carolina, one cannot help but be a bit surprised to find out that almost as many employees currently on-site in Nags Head, N.C. will soon be working off-site in Chesapeake, V.A.
Coastal Precast will begin manufacturing concrete piles (arguably the largest overall expense of the $25 million project) as soon as results from test piles are obtained. Production will provide work for approximately 25 Virginians and an estimated 2 North Carolinians (who likely commute in from Dare county) according to the project manager.
Additionally, neither the general contractor (Clancy + Theys) nor Coastal Precast use the federal e-verify program to confirm the legal residency status of their employees.
With our own double-digit unemployment, it’s hard to tell which is worse: N.C. taxpayers creating jobs for non-North Carolinains or creating jobs for non-Americans.
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