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16993
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Over the past decade the Hispanic population has been fastest growing race/ethnic group in the United States. North Carolina is one state that has experienced a Hispanic population boom. However, this growth is not evenly distributed throughout the state. This article questions the driving forces that determine the location and growth mechanisms of Hispanic population clusters in the state.
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North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 13 Issue , 2005, p46-58, map, bibl, f
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27499
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North Carolina has undergone an economic transformation over the last 20 years. Strip malls and jobs in the service industry have overtaken industrial jobs as the employers in the state. Many people have been forced to accept jobs that make them work longer hours for lower wages and fewer benefits. With the recession and the reduced cost of manufacturing outside the US, NC factories are cutting back more. A call to organize is being heard by many to try to protect the jobs that are left.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p11 Periodical Website
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27498
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3 years after the American Tobacco Co. laid off 1,000 workers in Durham and shut its cigarette factory down, former employees are still struggling. Most employees had to take lower paying jobs with no benefits and cope with the loss of community that the factory provided. Industry closings are becoming common across the Southern states as 549 plants shut down the same year as the Durham factory. Southern towns and their citizens are feeling the effects everywhere.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p8-10 Periodical Website
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27858
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NC State University assistant professor of journalism Dick J. Reavis shares his story of working as a day laborer. The story comes from Chapter 2 of his book Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers. Reavis spent a day working a digger, digging up a tree and digging a trench with a homeless, blind, mentally challenged colleague. Reavis details the struggles for day laborers and the challenges to making a living doing this type of work .
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 7, February 2010, p16-19 Periodical Website
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32940
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Employees in North Carolina sought to decertify their existing unions by filing twenty petitions in 1983. Unions lost ground last year, but as business was coming out of the recession, unions were recovering also. So long as North Carolina remains the least unionized state, we can expect our industries to be targets for labor organization.
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36283
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How businesses in North Carolina made the top one hundred list of best employers were offering benefits beyond paid vacations. As for these companies’ productivity, play didn’t generate a dearth of work. Survey results asserted a ninety-two percent engagement rate for these companies’ employees. Businesses such as nCino, Visionpoint Marketing, and N2 Publishing boasted perks such as free food, paid time off to volunteer, employees creating their own schedules, dogs allowed at work, and elder care assistance for employees.