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North Carolina unemployment rate falls to 4.3% in August

North Carolina’s unemployment rate declined slightly in August, the state Commerce Department said on Friday while releasing data showing more people returning to the labor force and getting hired.

Amazon eyes 125K more hires, $18+ per hour average salary

Amazon wants to hire 125,000 delivery and warehouse workers and said Tuesday that it is paying new hires an average of $18 an hour in a tight job market as more people shop online.

Worker advocates seek more NC aid as federal benefits expire

Advocates for North Carolina workers and the poor say the unemployed need higher and longer jobless benefits from the state more than ever now that additional federal benefits created for the COVID-19 pandemic have expired.

US hiring slows to just 235,000 jobs after 2 strong months

America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring at a time when the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out.

North Carolina jobless rate inches closer to pre-pandemic level

North Carolina's unemployment rate fell for the 10th consecutive month in July, the state Commerce Department reported on Friday, inching the percentage ever closer to pre-pandemic levels.

Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and EMS to host job fair

If you're looking for a career in law enforcement or emergency services, Bladen County Sheriff's Office and Bladen County EMS will be holding a job fair next week.

CNBC Lists North Carolina As Second Best State for Business

CNBC has ranked North Carolina as the second best state for business in its annual Top States for Business report.

Trials of a shorter working week in Iceland have been hailed as an “overwhelming success” by researchers.

Trials of a shorter working week in Iceland have been hailed as an "overwhelming success" by researchers.

US job openings rise to record high, layoffs hit record low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted a record-high number of open jobs for the second straight month as a rapidly rebounding economy has created...

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At least 43 people shot, 6 fatally, in violent Chicago weekend

At least six people have been killed and 37 wounded, including a 3-year-old boy, in shootings that erupted across Chicago over the weekend, according to police.

Military training jet crashes in Texas, injuring both pilots

A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes but not seriously hurting anyone on the ground, authorities said.

Police vehicle procession to Battleship NC kicks off the national police dog K-9 trials

This evening, you may have seen dozens of blue lights caravanning down Carolina Beach Road, with multiple law enforcement agencies K-9 units from across the country in town, for a chance to compete for top dog.

Stars begin arriving for ‘good time’ Emmys after bleak year

Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.