Forbes: Greensboro-High Point area ranked as hot spot for jobs

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PIEDMONT TRIAD, N.C. --  The Greensboro and High Point area is getting national attention on the jobs front after being ranked number two by Forbes Magazine as a hot spot for jobs this fall.

In the article published on the magazines website on Tuesday, Forbes factored in the number of employers who plan to increase hiring and the number of employers who plan to decrease hiring -- identifying the net employment outlook for the fourth quarter of 2012.

According to the article, when employers from the Greensboro-High Point area were surveyed, 24 % indicated they would increase hiring, 6%  reported that they would decrease hiring, and 70% said employment levels would remain the same.

Sylvia Manuel a student at Guilford Tech says she has five more classes before she completes her culinary program.

"I used to be a dorm director. I used to teach gymnastics, there just wasn't no job offerings out there. So, I decided to come to school," explained Manuel, who went to college to increase her chances of landing a job.

In High Point some had mixed feeling about Forbes Magazine's ranking. 

"I'm not surprised, but I'm wondering about that high unemployment rate," said Kathy Spears, a teacher who lives in High Point.

According to Forbes, Greensboro-High Point tied with the Cape Coral - Fort Myers area in Florida with a net  employment outlook of 18%. The Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro area in California ranked number one, with a 20% net employment outlook for the fall.

Information from: "The Best and Worst Cities for Jobs This Fall," Forbes Magazine published Sept. 11, 2012

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