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North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released
Friday, November 17, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. read more ...

Governor Cooper Challenges Workforce Leaders to Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper challenged business and workforce development leaders to increase the number of work-based learning opportunities across the state, part of a broader initiative to help North Carolinians become more job-ready. Governor Cooper offered his challenge today at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission, along with a call for the commissioners to provide him firm recommendations at the Commission’s next meeting for further action to advance the state’s workforce development agenda. read more ...

Lockhart Taylor Named Assistant Secretary of the Division of Employment Security
Monday, November 13, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has appointed Lockhart Taylor the department’s Assistant Secretary of the Division of Employment Security. Taylor has served as Interim Assistant Secretary since Sept. 1, 2017.  read more ...

North Carolina’s September County and Area Employment Figures Released
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 99 of North Carolina’s counties in September and remained unchanged in one. The September not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.0 percent.  read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 47 New Jobs at Advanced Superabrasives in Madison County
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Advanced Superabrasives, Inc., a manufacturer of premium high performance grinding wheels and equipment, will expand operations at its existing facility in Mars Hill, creating 47 full-time jobs over four years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $26 million in its expansion in Madison County. read more ...

Rural Communities Receive State Grants Attracting 386 New Jobs and $164.4 Million in Private Investm
Friday, October 20, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 12 grant requests totaling $3,977,855, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 386 jobs. Secretary Copeland previously announced an additional 145 new jobs associated with these grants. The public investment in these projects is attracting $164.4 million in private investment.  read more ...

North Carolina Offers Amazon World-Class Choices
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper offered congratulations today to community leaders in four North Carolina locations that have worked intensely within their regions to offer Amazon a variety of powerful choices for the company’s second headquarters site.  read more ...

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