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Governor Cooper Announces 102 New Jobs in Burke County with VEKA Facility
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Raleigh, N.C.- VEKA has chosen Burke County for its fourth North American facility, creating 102 full-time jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, a leader in vinyl window profile systems and supplier of fence, deck and rail products, will invest $18 million with this project. read more ...

North Carolina’s October County and Area Employment Figures Released
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 93 of North Carolina’s counties in October and remained unchanged in seven. The October not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 4.1 percent.  read more ...

Commerce Issues 2018 Economic Development Tier Rankings
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Commerce released the county tier designations for 2018 today. The designations, which are mandated by state law, play a role in several programs that assist in economic development. read more ...

Governor Cooper Announces 153 New Jobs as Mako Medical Laboratories Selects Vance County
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Henderson, N.C. - Mako Medical Laboratories, LLC, a fast-growing developer and provider of diagnostic lab tests, will create 153 jobs over five years in Vance County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $15.395 million to build a new testing facility with warehousing space in Henderson. read more ...

Fresenius Kabi to Expand Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in North Carolina
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Fresenius Kabi, a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, will expand its manufacturing operations in Wilson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion project will bring hundreds of new jobs and more than $100 million in investment to Wilson, where the company currently employs more than 100 people. read more ...

North Carolina’s October Employment Figures Released
Friday, November 17, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - The state’s seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, remaining unchanged from September’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.1 percent. read more ...

Governor Cooper Challenges Workforce Leaders to Increase Work-Based Learning Opportunities
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Roy Cooper challenged business and workforce development leaders to increase the number of work-based learning opportunities across the state, part of a broader initiative to help North Carolinians become more job-ready. Governor Cooper offered his challenge today at a meeting of the NCWorks Commission, along with a call for the commissioners to provide him firm recommendations at the Commission’s next meeting for further action to advance the state’s workforce development agenda. read more ...

Lockhart Taylor Named Assistant Secretary of the Division of Employment Security
Monday, November 13, 2017
Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland has appointed Lockhart Taylor the department’s Assistant Secretary of the Division of Employment Security. Taylor has served as Interim Assistant Secretary since Sept. 1, 2017.  read more ...

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