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US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%

U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-plus expansion.

Merck pharmaceutical company to expand in North Carolina

The global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck is set to expand in North Carolina, creating about 425 new jobs.

US added a robust 224,000 jobs in June after weak May gain

U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion.

Archer Daniels Midland eliminates some jobs at Southport facility

A manufacturing plant in Brunswick County has eliminated a small number of jobs at its Southport location.
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Still recovering from floods, Fair Bluff to lose major employer

Fair Bluff Mayor Billy Hammond believes the plant is part of the life blood of the community.

US employers add a weak 75,000 jobs; unemployment stays 3.6%

U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts.

Report: North Carolina ranks among worst states for jobs

North Carolina is one of the worst states in the country for jobs, according to the WalletHub.
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Julian Castro joins McDonald’s strikers in North Carolina

Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections.
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Ford sees twisting road ahead, cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10 percent of its global salaried workforce.

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