State Looks Abroad for Jobs

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(AJC) — In the six months since he became governor, Nathan Deal has already been to Germany, England and Canada on state business. Following in the footsteps of predecessor Sonny Perdue, who traveled abroad 13 times between 2007 and the end of his term last December, Deal and the Georgia Department of Economic Development are hunting for jobs with big salaries — the kinds often found overseas.  A U.S. Department of Commerce report earlier this month said the nation imported 5 million jobs over the past decade and that, on average, those jobs paid 30 percent more than other jobs.

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