Displaying items by tag: jobs

Monday, 01 June 2020 10:25

COLUMN: Job losses merit energetic response

RALEIGH — North Carolina employers shed 616,000 jobs in March and April, according to the latest establishment survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a decline of 13% in just two months. Our labor-market collapse will look even worse when BLS releases its May survey in a few weeks.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received a $6 million federal grant to support jobs and workforce training to help address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RALEIGH — During the month of April alone, North Carolina lost 572,000 jobs, or 12.5% of the state’s total employment. That’s a higher rate of job loss than any of our neighbors experienced. Among the 12 Southeastern states, only Kentucky and West Virginia fared worse.

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ROCKINGHAM — One local manufacturer is opening its second location in Richmond County.

Impact Plastics is the new tenant of the Richmond Economic Development Corporation's fifth shell building in Rockingham West Industrial Park.

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Monday, 10 February 2020 15:18

COLUMN: It should be easier to work

North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not significantly different from the nation’s).

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HAMLET — Around 40 candidates interviewed with potential employers at Cole Auditorium during a hiring event Thursday geared toward veterans and transitioning military personnel.

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ROCKINGHAM — Service members exiting the military will have an opportunity later this month to meet with regional employers and possibly secure a job.

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RALEIGH — Some blind workers hope to recover their jobs in Winston-Salem.

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Monday, 15 April 2019 12:58

COLUMN: Manufacturing jobs on the rise in NC

Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics.

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