Press Releases

Workforce Development Standouts Receive Governor’s NCWorks Awards

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

A manufacturer, a technology training partnership and four individual North Carolinians have won the Governor’s NCWorks Awards of Distinction for outstanding accomplishments and contributions related to workforce development, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland announced today.

North Carolina’s September Employment Figures Released

Friday, Oct 19, 2018

The state’s seasonally adjusted September unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from August’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.7 percent.

BUCHI Kombucha Selects Madison County for Manufacturing Expansion

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Asheville Kombucha Mamas, LLC, a locally owned natural beverage company more commonly known as BUCHI, is expanding in Madison County, creating 28 new jobs and currently investing $2 million with plans to invest up to $7 million over the next three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 88 of North Carolina’s counties in August, increased in four, and remained unchanged in eight. Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.6 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.1 percent.

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