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By TODD GOSSETT
.lobs in computer programing arc declining, but .
there are still many job opportunities available in the
Held, said panel members in a discussion sponsored
b I NC Career Planning and Placement last week.
The panel included Bill North and Rod Stewart
of Burlington Industries. Rick McGee of IBM, and
Katherine Higgins of Broadway & Seymore.
."How are the salaries?" What is the job situation
like?" These arc the questions most frequently asked
by computer programming students, according to
Marsha Harris, director of Career, Planning and
Placement and host of the panel discussion.
She said salaries averaged $25,056 a year for 1 985
UNC computer graduates reporting job acceptance
through July 1 985., The reported salaries ranged from
a high of $30,000 to a low of $! 8,000 a year.
In responding to questions about the job market,
Harris said the need for programmers was declining.
"Today, there are only one and a half jobs for every
programming graduate, down from a peak of four
a few years back," she said.
Higgins, of Broadway and Seymore (a Charlotte
based systems analyst company), said her company
desired good communication skills, job flexibility and
the ability to reason analytically in potential
"All these qualities help our employees to work
smoothly and efficiently and as team," said Higgins.
North said that at the corporate level there were
with telecommunications, operations research, office
technology and automation.
Stewart, representing Burlington's Glass Fabrics
Division, said that on the divisional level the computer
operation was smaller and required fewer pro
grammers than in the past.
Rick McGee, a senior programmer with IBM, said
his company employed around 10,000 programmers
in the Triangle.
McGee's division. Communication Products, is
involved with telecommunications data. He recom
mended learning a high level language, keeping grades
up, gaining work experience and learning systems
protocol to prepare for a career in programming.
The panel discussion was part of a continuing
program sponsored by the planning and placement
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Friday declines Senate race
From wire reports
UNC President Bill Friday asked
that his name be removed from
consideration for the U.S. Senate
race on Thursday.
"My own responsibilities and
obligations preclude any considera
tion of the possibility of becoming
a candidate," Friday said.
The state Democratic party
requires potential candidates to take
action at present time before declar
ing candidacy. Friday said he could
appreciate the requirements'
explained to him by Lt. Gov. Robert
Friday said after learning of the
requirements he called Jordan and
asked that his name be removed.
The deadline for Senate candi
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Label swapping investigated
news in brio?
"Made In USA" labels are replacing
country-of-origin labels on foreign
goods in at least five N.C. garment
firms, according to textile executive
Milliken, chairman of Milliken &
Co., declined to name the compan
ies. He said the label swapping
signifies that the Crafted with Pride
in USA campaign is a success.
North Carolina officials said an
investigation of possible label tam
pering by at least one company in
the state is under way.
"It will come out," Milliken said.
"Something like that can't go on
undetected. I have more faith in the
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