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DURHAM, NC (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs.

The president is scheduled Monday to visit a plant in Durham that makes energy-efficient lighting. Vice President Joe Biden visited Cree Inc. in March.

A meeting of the Jobs and Competitiveness Council is also taking place in Durham.

The White House says Obama will give a speech at the plant and discuss economic policies with the 22-member council, which is made up of business and labor leaders who are trying to figure out ways to increase hiring and boost economic growth.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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