Tuesday, April 26, 2011

He Didn’t Say Where

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) got elected on a slogan of “let’s get to work” and the promise of creating jobs. Well, that seems to be working — so to speak — if you live 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.

Atta boy, Rick.