It’s not 5 million jobs, but they are real, well-paying jobs, and they’re not going anywhere:
“Toshiba America Nuclear Energy will add 194 jobs in Mecklenburg County after receiving a grant from state officials this morning worth as much as $4.88 million over nine years. The company will open a national project management and engineering center in Charlotte, according to a release from the office of N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue. The jobs, expected to be created over five years, will pay average salaries of $122,037 a year.
Toshiba America Nuclear Energy was established by Japan’s Toshiba Corp. last year to capture some of the increasing interest in new nuclear power plants in this country. Utilities, including Progress Energy and Duke Energy, are proposing to build more than 30 plants to meet growing demand for electricity.
The company is the primary contractor for the construction of two nuclear reactors planned in Texas. The company initially considered sites there and in Northern Virginia, where it is based, for the new operation before cutting the list to Charlotte and Atlanta.”