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NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs

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A new North Carolina jobs report says more people entered the job market in March than in most of the past year, and more people found work. Full story...
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North Carolina report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

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North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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Auto parts maker to add 200+ jobs at NC factory

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A British-based company that manufactures parts for automakers plans to expand a North Carolina factory by nearly 230 jobs over five years. Full story...
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New report says film study wrong, NC loses money on incentives

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videoA report by legislative staff says a recently-released study of the the film industry in North Carolina is wrong about the state benefiting from tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Full story...
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Employees cut at unemployment office

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videoLong lines, and larger than normal crowds are causing frustration at Wilmington’s unemployment office. Kenneth Brown has been having issues at Wilmington's unemployment office for some time. Full story...
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Charlotte call center to eliminate 239 jobs

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A call center in Charlotte is closing next month in a move that will eliminate 239 jobs. Full story...
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Brunswick County leaders react to job losses

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videoNearly 100 people will lose their jobs when a Brunswick County factory transfers the positions to Mexico. Victaulic said it will eliminate those jobs over the next year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland plant losing 90 jobs to Mexico

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videoA Brunswick County factory will start cutting jobs soon. A spokesman for Victaulic says 90 positions will be eliminated over the next year. Full story...
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: North Carolina had more job losses than any other state

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The Tar Heel State shed a seasonally adjusted 11,300 jobs in February from the prior month as it continues to grapple with the decline of its traditional manufacturing, tobacco and textile industries, according to new Labor Department figures released Friday. Full story...
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Walmart wins permit to begin building Burgaw store

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A Walmart will be coming to Burgaw. Town commissioners Tuesday night approved a conditional-use permit to allow Walmart to build a nearly 70,000-square-foot store, gas station and convenience store off of NC 53. Full story...
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Verizon Wireless to hire 160 at Wilmington Call Center

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videoVerizon Wireless says it plans to hire 160 people at its Wilmington Call Center. If you're interested, you'd better hurry and apply. Full story...
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NC January unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate is at 6.7 percent and falling. The state Commerce Department reported Monday that January's jobless rate fell from 6.9 percent in December and continues approaching the national average of 6.6 percent. Full story...
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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa

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video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs. Full story...
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NC leaders deciding again on state's film break future

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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script. Full story...
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