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Textile Manufacturer to Invest $5 Million in Eden

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Gildan Yarns, a yarn-spinning company, will create 85 jobs in Rockingham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest approximately $5 million to revamp and operate a new yarn spinning mill in Eden.

Aerospace Company to Invest $2.7 Million in Butner

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc., a global aerospace company, will create 126 new jobs in Granville County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The manufacturer will invest $2.7 million to expand their facility in Butner.

North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 26 of North Carolina’s counties in August, decreased in 40, and remained unchanged in 34. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.3 percent.

Pallet Manufacturer to Invest $3.1 Million in Dunn

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

Pallet Consultants of North Carolina, a manufacturer and distributor of pallets, will create 50 new jobs in Harnett County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3.1 million to establish a new plant in Dunn.

North Carolina’s August Employment Figures Released

Friday, Sep 20, 2019

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

Medical Supply Company to Invest $65 Million in Mebane

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019

Medline Industries, Incorporated, a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, will create 250 new jobs in Orange County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $65 million to build a brand-new distribution center in Mebane.

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

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