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North Carolina’s February Employment Figures Released
Friday, March 24, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted February unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent. read more ...

New Apprenticeship Program Offers Opportunity for Military Veterans with Medical Backgrounds
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – A new apprenticeship program will train apprentices, and veterans in particular, for high-paying clinical research careers. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces New Jobs in McDowell County
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Marion, N.C. - Two employers plan to create 118 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Baxter International and Taylor Stave both celebrated the expansions at an event in McDowell County on March 21. read more ...

North Carolina’s January County and Area Employment Figures Released
Friday, March 17, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in January. The January not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 5.5 percent. read more ...

2016 NC Main Street Award Winners Announced
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Shelby, N.C. – Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and Executive Director of Economic Development Susan Fleetwood presented awards last evening to 15 North Carolina Main Street program participants. The awards recognize excellence in downtown revitalization.. read more ...

N.C. Main Street Champions Honored
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Shelby, N.C. – Main Street Champions, individuals who work and advocate for downtown revitalization across the state were recognized for their commitment this morning at an awards ceremony breakfast in Shelby. Thirty-six individuals received honors for their contributions in 2016. read more ...

Employer-Led Career Plans Certified by NCWorks Commission
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The NCWorks Commission has approved and endorsed an additional five new regional plans to help people prepare and train for work. read more ...

Downtown Revitalization Strategies To Be Highlighted at N.C. Main Street Conference
Monday, March 13, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The state’s largest conference focused on bringing new vitality to downtown business districts will open in Shelby tomorrow (March 14). The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center organizes and hosts the annual conference, which this year is expected to draw more than 500 participants. read more ...

North Carolina’s January Employment Figures Released
Monday, March 13, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted January unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from December’s revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 200 Plus Job Expansion by Alevo in Cabarrus County
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Concord, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper announced today that Alevo will launch a major expansion at its facility in Cabarrus County, creating more than 200 jobs over the next five years. The company will invest $251 million at its production operations in Concord. read more ...

New Funds Available to Help Businesses Develop Skilled Talent
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – Maximize Carolina Sector grants for workforce development will provide $1 million this year to develop talent pipelines for high-growth industries in North Carolina. read more ...

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