Press Releases

Manufacturer to Add 42 Jobs in Burke County

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company, North Carolina’s largest recycled paper producer, will open a new plant in Burke County, creating 42 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s June County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 97 of North Carolina’s counties in June and decreased in three.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.0 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.2 percent.

First Lady Kristin Cooper Presents Luggage of Hope Donations

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper commended North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) employees today for leading a statewide drive to benefit young people in North Carolina’s out-of-home care system.

Governor Cooper Announces 301 New Jobs in Durham County

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Sensus USA, Inc., a provider of advanced metering technologies to utilities and municipalities, will expand its current operations in Durham County, creating 301 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s May County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 60 of North Carolina’s counties in May, increased in eight, and remained unchanged in 32.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 2.8 percent.  Seven of the state’s metro a

10 Communities to Receive Rural ReadySites Grants

Friday, Jun 22, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Commerce approved 10 grant requests totaling more than $14 million through the Rural ReadySites program, Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. 

North Carolina’s May Employment Figures Released

Friday, Jun 15, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted May unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from April’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.8 percent.

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