When the last donation was dropped off the night of Dec. 31, the number of donations made to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont was up 7.9 percent over 2009. Donations in the last week of the year accounted for ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate jumped to 10.4 percent in November from 10 percent in October, staying above the state’s November rate of 9.9 percent, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. In the Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., ...Read More »
Charlotte was the eighth-highest city for job openings in 2010, job-search website CareerBliss said today. A CareerBliss study that analyzed the number of posted jobs in metro areas found that job availability in the Charlotte area is outranking larger cities, such as Dallas, ...Read More »
Edmund Walker was furious. Last week he had four job openings on his roster to fill and started making calls to potential workers. One after another, they declined the opportunities. “These are the same people who had been begging for ...Read More »
The staff at Charlotte-based general contracting firm A.M. King has resorted to cold-calling potential clients in an effort to generate business. The practice has been working for the small company, said Tiffani Shoop, marketing coordinator for A.M. King, which handles ...Read More »
Celgard, a Charlotte company that manufactures components for lithium batteries, will open a new 150,000-square-foot plant in Concord next year and add more than 200 jobs. Such announcements are welcome news in the Charlotte area after the past few years ...Read More »
Cincinnati-based Cintas Corp. said it has opened a new document-shredding facility in Charlotte. The 5,000-square-foot facility at 200 Forsyth Hall Drive creates 20 jobs in Charlotte, the company said. Cintas, which is publicly traded, said the facility provides businesses with secure mobile ...
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Charlotte-area unemployment could rise before the end of the year, the Charlotte Regional Partnership said Wednesday. In a report, the CRP said the unemployment rate for the Charlotte region continued its downward trend in October, falling to 10.6 percent from 11 percent in ...
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Katie Simon walked around uptown Charlotte Tuesday, having just finished a job interview. For the 30-year-old, the Queen City seemed like a place she could call home. “I’m really hoping this works out for me,” said Simon, who lives in ...Read More »