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Gov. Rick Scott, did you hear? Orlando company plans 1,200 new jobs -- in North Carolina



While Florida's economic mantra continues to be jobs, jobs, jobs, an Orlando company announced it was adding 1,200 jobs — in North Carolina.

Orlando-based Connextions Inc., which provides call center employment to large health care insurance companies, said it was opening a new call center in Charlotte, N.C., with 800 new jobs and adding 400 additional jobs to an existing call center in Concord, N.C.

The Charlotte Observer newspaper called the news "the region's largest employment announcement in recent memory." The Charlotte region's jobless rate was 10.7 percent in February. Read more here.

[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 7:06pm]


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