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Long way to go

600 layoffs at TE Connectivity’s High Point plant:

The layoffs hurt a region that is still struggling with high unemployment, despite recent economic development successes in the region, such as the announcement last month that BB&T Corp. that it expects to add about 1,700 Triad jobs during the next five years as it takes over the former American Express call center.

Loren Hill, president of the High Point Economic Development Corp., said the layoffs show the ups and downs in attracting and retaining jobs and that the region has long way to go in combating the job losses in recent years.

We’re ready to be led, President Obama Gov. McCrory.

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