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Stanly County company to add jobs, build new distribution center

An industrial supply company will add 11 jobs as it spends $1.7 million to build a new sales and distribution center in Stanly County. Industrial Products, Conveyors & Drives Inc., which was created this summer when a new owner took over Industrial Products PT and Material Conveying Inc. in Albemarle, will keep its current staff […]

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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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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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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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NC unemployment dips to 6.3% as state adds 19,400 jobs in March

North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched downward in March to 6.3 percent from February’s rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Monday. The state’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in March 2013. North Carolina added 19,400 nonfarm jobs last month, with the professional and business services industry logging the strongest gains. As […]

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Report: NC should stop chasing jobs in declining industries

Almost three-quarters of North Carolina’s current jobs are in “poorly performing industries” and the few jobs the state is adding are largely low-paying. It’s not very optimistic news, but it’s true, according to data from the N.C. Justice Center. The solution is to quit chasing those jobs in declining industries and instead concentrate industries with […]

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Feds to sue NC over voter ID law

The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to file a lawsuit Monday challenging the recently passed voting law in North Carolina. The New York Times reports the lawsuit will ask a federal court to block enforcement of four provisions of the law. Those include the reduced number of days for early voting, the elimination of […]

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Winston-Salem called a ‘shining example’ of economic development

Economic-development efforts and wage growth earned Winston-Salem a shoutout as one of 10 “shining examples of economic development that’s working” in the current edition of Southern Business & Development magazine. Winston-Salem is one of just 11 Southern communities that saw wage growth in the past two years, according to a study by Garner Economics. That […]

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