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North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 81 of North Carolina’s counties in March, increased in three, and remained unchanged in 16. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 11.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 percent.

24 Small Technology Companies Win Grants to Fund Innovation

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019

Twenty-four innovative small companies across North Carolina will get grants to develop new products, hire more employees, and purchase needed materials, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. A total of $1.1 million from the One North Carolina Small Business Program will go to the selected technol

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, increasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate. The national rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent.

Governor Cooper Announces 1,200 Jobs in Rowan County

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Chewy, an online pet supply retailer, has selected Rowan County for its new fulfillment center, creating 1,200 new jobs and investing $55 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will locate in Salisbury, N.C.   

NC Announces Plans to Build, Launch

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

Thanks to a collaborative effort among various workforce development stakeholders, the State of North Carolina will build and launch a comprehensive, unified system to deliver career information and labor market data to students, workers, business leaders and educators, Governor Roy Cooper announ

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