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IT job sector sees October bounce in N.C.

Good news for IT job seekers: North Carolina saw a tech job bounce in October. Employers posted 6.2 percent more technology jobs on average each day than they did in September – 3,780 jobs. That’s according to the latest report released by the N.C. Technology Association. “We don’t expect labor demand to change much before […]

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Inc. report: These are the most profitable industries of 2014

The most profitable industry in 2014 is health, according to Inc., followed by information-technology services. The magazine analyzed the revenue of the businesses on its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and determined the top 10 revenue-generating sectors of 2014, as follows: 1. Health 2. Information-technology services 3. Business products and services 4. Energy 5. […]

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Forbes: N.C. is third-best state for business

North Carolina is No. 3 on Forbes’ 2014 “Best and Worst States for Business” list. That’s a rung higher than last year’s No. 4 ranking. “With one of the highest net migration rates in the U.S., people have been flocking to North Carolina for the past decade,” the report states. “They are chasing jobs.” Virginia […]

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IT job market in NC improves slightly

The job market for information-technology professionals in North Carolina improved slightly in March, according to the latest survey by SkillPROOF for the N.C. Technology Association. The survey counted 3,030 IT job openings in March, up about 1.7 percent from the February total. But demand remained short of the 3,930 job openings counted in March of last […]

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Are immigrant workers taking jobs from North Carolinians?

During a presentation on the demographic and economic impacts of international migration to North Carolina at the Sheraton in Research Triangle Park this week, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) asked a question on the minds of many. “Are they taking jobs from Americans?” Ellmers asked of UNC Chapel Hill professors James Johnson and Stephen Appold, who were presenting the […]

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UNC Charlotte economist’s forecast: 2014 to finally feel like ‘recovery year’

North Carolina’s economy is poised for a “recovery year” in 2014 that denizens will finally be able to feel, UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton said today in his quarterly forecast. Connaughton predicts the gross state product this year to increase by an inflation-adjusted 3 percent over 2013, creating a sustained period of uninterrupted growth after […]

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Charlotte-area unemployment drops to 6.9%

The unemployment rate in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area took another dive to 6.9 percent in November, the N.C. Department of Commerce said Tuesday. That’s after the local region posted a five-year low of 7.5 percent for October’s jobless rate. Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate showed a similar decline, falling to 7.1 percent in November from […]

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