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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

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.

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