Rural Regions Lead April Jobs Announcements in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina has attracted at least eight major jobs announcements so far this month, six of them in rural parts of the state:

‘Continental to expand Morganton facility, create 160 jobs with $40 million investment.’ ABC Western North Carolina April 2017

‘Refrigerant packing company brings 31 jobs, $12.8 million to Martin County, North Carolina.’ Daily Reflector April 2017

‘Clinical trial company’s $38 million investment to bring 550 jobs to Wake County.’ CBS Raleigh April 2017

‘Global textile company selects Randolph County for first U.S. location, adds 133 jobs with $20 million investment.’ Management Recruiters International April 2017

‘Packaging company adds 22 jobs, $6.7 million investment in Randolph County.’ News & Record April 2017

‘Foam products manufacturer adds 40 jobs, $5.2 million investment in Franklin County.’  Triangle Business Journal April 2017

‘Fiberglass company relocates from China, brings 53 jobs to Lenoir, North Carolina.’ WBTV April 2017

‘Smart grid firm moving HQ to Cary from Silicon Valley, bringing 130 jobs.’ WRAL Tech Wire April 2017

According to state jobs figures released Friday by the Department of Commerce, the number of people working increased 15,331 from February to March in North Carolina, while the number of people unemployed decreased 8,149 over the month to 244,060.

“The House of Representatives is focused on legislation that will help train North Carolina students for these high-tech opportunities and place them into promising careers,” said House Speaker Tim Moore.

“North Carolina has a competitive economic climate that’s attracting cutting-edge companies from around the world thanks to low taxes and pro-growth regulatory reforms passed by the Republican-led General Assembly.”

“Preparing our students to qualify for the jobs of tomorrow is also critically important to maintain economic growth in local communities across North Carolina.”