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North Carolina Main Street Communities Receive National Accreditation For 2020

Thu, 02/07/2020 - 10:44 am
Thursday, Jul 2, 2020

The N.C. Main Street Center & Rural Planning Center at the N.C.

Governor Cooper Announces Over 3,000 New Jobs as Centene Corporation Selects Charlotte for Major Headquarters

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:51 pm
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte.

Governor Cooper Announces Over 3,000 New Jobs as Centene Corporation Selects Charlotte for Major Regional Headquarters

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 11:44 am
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 provider of managed care services for public and private health plans, will create an East Coast regional headquarters and technology hub in Charlotte.

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 10:01 am
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 65 of North Carolina’s counties in May, decreased in 34, and remained unchanged in one. Swain County had the highest unemployment rate at 19.7 percent, while Bertie and Chowan Counties each had the lowest at 8.1 percent.

Governor Cooper announces Grants to Three Communities to Support Jobs and Investment

Fri, 19/06/2020 - 3:16 pm
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved three grant requests to local governments totaling $2,825,000, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Fri, 19/06/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, Jun 19, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 12.9 percent, remaining unchanged from April’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 1.4 percentage points to 13.3 percent.

Italian Maker of Plastic Packaging Will Bring 46 Jobs to Robeson County

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 12:41 pm
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020

Global packaging maker Serioplast US LLC will establish production operations in Red Springs in a project that will create 46 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Commerce to Study North Carolina’s Infrastructure and Supply Chain Assets to Support Offshore Wind

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 2:34 pm
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has launched a comprehensive project to assess the state’s inventory of businesses, organizations, and physical infrastructure best positioned to promote offshore wind development in North Carolina.  The move is the latest step in Governor Roy Cooper’s fa

Digital Advertising Company to Expand in Elizabethtown

Mon, 15/06/2020 - 11:56 am
Monday, Jun 15, 2020

Anthem Displays LLC, a national manufacturer of digital billboards, will create 17 jobs in Bladen County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The project will generate a $3.6 million investment in Elizabethtown.

Governor Cooper Announces Major Expansion by Grifols Bringing 300 New Jobs to Johnston County

Tue, 09/06/2020 - 11:33 am
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

Grifols Therapeutics, the global healthcare company, will expand its North Carolina operations with a new $351.6 million capital investment, creating 300 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Beverage Co-Packing Company to Add 231 Jobs in Cabarrus County

Tue, 09/06/2020 - 11:27 am
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020

Prime Beverage Group, a new contract beverage manufacturer, will create 231 new jobs in Cabarrus County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $68 million to establish their first manufacturing facility in Kannapolis.

Metals Company Will Launch Multi-Million Dollar Expansion in Shelby

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 2:05 pm
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

Ames Copper Group, a joint venture of Prime Materials Recovery, Inc. (PMR) and the Cunext Group, will create 46 jobs in Cleveland County, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s April County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wed, 03/06/2020 - 10:01 am
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties in April. Dare County had the highest unemployment rate at 24.5 percent, while Bertie County had the lowest at 6.4 percent. All 15 of the state’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

North Carolina Receives Federal COVID-19 Employment and Training Grant

Fri, 29/05/2020 - 9:25 am
Friday, May 29, 2020

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 2020 Monthly Unemployment Insurance Claims Now Available

Thu, 28/05/2020 - 3:18 pm
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Demographic and location data about the people applying for unemployment insurance benefits in April was published today by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.  The new data regarding claims for benefits include details such as age range, the industries impacted, and the number of claims r

Ontex Group Announces Plans to Create 403 Jobs in Rockingham County

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 3:20 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ontex Operations USA, LLC part of Belgium’s Ontex Group NV, has plans to establish significant new operations in Rockingham County that would create up to 403 new jobs by 2025, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Beverage Company to Add 226 New Jobs in Burke County 

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 1:19 pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Unix Packaging, a California-based contract manufacturer of branded and private label beverages, will create 226 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $19 million to locate its first East Coast manufacturing facility in Morganton.

Governor Cooper Appoints Pryor Gibson head of Division of Employment Security

Wed, 27/05/2020 - 9:55 am
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Today, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland announced that Pryor Gibson will serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Employment Security (DES). He assumes the role immediately, and will be responsible for the Division’s operations, communication and accountability.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released

Fri, 22/05/2020 - 10:00 am
Friday, May 22, 2020

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 12.2 percent, increasing 7.9 percentage points from March’s revised rate. The national rate increased 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent.