April 7, 2009

NC employed, unemployed may both face no insurance

North Carolina’s unemployment rate reached 9.7 percent in January and it is likely to keep climbing for the rest of this year, which means the employer-subsidized health insurance coverage is going to be cut for tens of thousands of workers.

But thousands more who still work may lose their insurance anyway as small businesses have to choose between offering health care or laying off employees. Other workers may see deductibles rise so high they’ll only be able to use their insurance for catastrophic emergencies.

~News submitted by upthecreek

Source: CNBC

February 6, 2009

Thousands seeking 500 jobs at new NC water park

Filed under: unemployment,US — 7macaw @ 10:31 am
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Thousands of people lined up for 500 jobs that will start when a new indoor water park and resort opens next month in North Carolina. The Independent Tribune of Concord and Kannapolis reports that nearly 4,000 people showed up Thursday to apply for jobs at Great Wolf Lodge near Charlotte.

North Carolina has nearly 400,000 unemployed workers. The jobless rate was 8.7 percent in December, the highest since 1983.

Source: AP

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