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North Carolina Workforce Development Boards receive national honors

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) recently announced awards to recognize projects conducted by groups in North Carolina, including several innovative efforts by workforce development boards that are affiliated with regional councils of governments (COGs).

Governor Cooper Announces 120 New Jobs as Manufacturer Expands in Halifax County

Monday, Sep 9, 2019

PCB Piezotronics of North Carolina, a designer and manufacturer of high-precision sensors used in a variety of test and measurement and industrial settings, will consolidate production operations currently located in China and California to its facility in Halifax County, creating 120 jobs, Gover

Transportation Company to Invest $4.7 Million in Rocky Mount

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019

FFE Transportation Services, a temperature-controlled carrier, will create 96 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $4.7 million in establishing a new service center in Rocky Mount.

North Carolina’s July County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in five of North Carolina’s counties in July, decreased in 70, and remained unchanged in 25. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

Clothing Manufacturer Selects McDowell County for 53 New Jobs

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

Kitsbow, a specialty clothing manufacturer based in California, will create 53 new jobs in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $890,000 in operating a manufacturing and distribution facility in Old Fort.

North Carolina’s July Employment Figures Released

Friday, Aug 16, 2019

The state’s seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, remaining unchanged from June’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged from June’s revised rate of 3.7 percent.

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