Charlotte Economic News: More Energy Jobs Announced

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Charlotte Economic News:  More Energy Jobs Announced

Charlotte Energy Jobs Coming ImmediatelyCharlotte NC:  Charlotte is quickly becoming the forerunner to become the “New Energy Capital” of the world, already a national hub for the energy industry.

The Shaw Group is expanding its stake in nuclear power
, announcing a major role in a 2,700-megawatt South Texas project and adding an agreement with Toshiba to be the exclusive contractor for Toshiba plants worldwide.

The South Texas project is the largest nuclear construction project in Shaw’s history, Shaw Chief Executive Jim Bernhard Jr. told analysts on Monday.  This extends the company's highly visible role as exclusive contractor for the Westinghouse AP1000 plants and is very good news for Charlotte, Shaw's home base.

Shaw Power Group will hold the initial engineering, procurement and construction contract for the two-reactor expansions proposed for the South Texas project.  However, Shaw will be more than the contractor, Shaw will also be a partner with Toshiba in the project, investing up to $250 million in nuclear projects. Bernhard said, “We believe that (the Westinghouse and Toshiba) technologies combined will certainly together exceed the largest percentage of reactors to be built in the world, compared to other technologies that are commercially available.”

Shaw remains bullish on the future of nuclear power, saying that things in the United States have grown slower than expected but, nuclear plant construction worldwide, is surging forward.

Shaw will add 225 jobs to the 1,100 already in Charlotte in an order to support the new nuclear development agreement.  Hiring will begin this week and more than 180 of the new hires will be engineers, with an average salary of nearly $95,000 a year.

Since 2009, major energy industry expansions and relocations have been announced by several companies such as Siemens Energy, Areva, Babcock & Wilcox, SPX and ABB Group (to Huntersville), adding many new jobs to the Charlotte Metro area.

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Source:  The Charlotte Business Journal


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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Goodd afternoon Debe, are putting Charlotte on the map with all the good publicity! Sounds like you are in for a prosperous 2011 in Charlotte!! Great presentation!!

Dec 04, 2010 09:21 AM #1
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
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Hey Debe Maxwell, very nice post, adding more jobs is always a good thing. I know it doesn't mean anything but I have a Toshiba laptop, best laptop I have ever owned. LOL Have a great weekend my friend

Dec 04, 2010 09:29 AM #2
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Hi Debe my friend~ That is excellent news for the Charlotte, NC adding lots of jobs AND becoming the New Energy Capital of the world!
Dec 04, 2010 11:30 AM #3
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Debe- super post!   It's nice to hear that there are good things moving forward for the nuclear plants in this country.....

Dec 04, 2010 12:09 PM #4
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Charlotte really is becoming the go-to place for jobs and lifestyle.  That is good news for your local economy and housing.


Jane in L.A.

Dec 04, 2010 01:03 PM #5
Debra Davis
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners - Snellville, GA
Realtor - Atlanta, Decatur, Snellville, Loganville

Debe-I know it is exciting for you to know that Charlotte is expanding with new jobs. I'm looking forward to working with Brian. Thanks.

Dec 04, 2010 01:52 PM #6
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debe, This is wonderful news and I am sure the lucky new hires will be delighted to live in Charlotte. A really beautiful area in the country. Speaking of Texas, that state is really taking off and doing so well economically. It certainly is also a model of advancing employment and I am hoping that a few of these areas will help lead our country to times of new prosperity and increased secure employment.

Dec 04, 2010 02:04 PM #7
Gordon W. Miller
Green Mountain Real Estate - Burlington, VT

Good paying jobs are always good for the real estate market. Hopefully this will make up for the loss in the furniture and textile industries. Good Luck

Dec 04, 2010 02:31 PM #8
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Charlotte North Carolina is looking good on the job front.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 04, 2010 03:33 PM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Thank you all for your wonderful comments!  I am so very fortunate to call Charlotte home--we have forward-thinking ambassadors here that are working diligently to keep Charlotte ahead of the jobs game.  We all benefit from their diligence, that's for sure!

Dec 28, 2010 05:03 AM #10
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