Nash in top ten for jobs, ranks fifth in manufacturing – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Political Agitator’s response: Pisses me the hell off when folk say that the education system is so damn bad here, that folk are lazy and don’t want to work, they can’t pass the drug test and other but I know from working in Nash County that although employees didn’t go off to college that they are doing some high tech jobs. It goes to show that these employees are trainable and will get the job done if given the opportunity to show themselves approval. The sad part though is some local folk buy into that mess helping those who don’t want to see certain folk make good money and live a good life. They talk so negative about folk here as if they are just dumb, don’t want to work and other but actually that is not the case. It was not older folk fault that they were laid off, jobs moved out of the area and etc. It was not the young folk fault that the job situation was not good and it has taken them some time for the season to come. I love my job and wish everyone could be hired but there are other good places to work in Nash County as well so I am glad to see things are picking up.

Manufacturing continuously has been a leading industry in the local area.

In Nash County, Carolina Gateway Partnership Vice President Krista Ikirt said, the labor force roughly is about 44,000. She added manufacturing jobs make up as much as 18 percent of Nash County’s employee population.

“This shows that we rely heavily on manufacturing jobs in Nash County,” she said.

Headlightdata.com, a website that provides up-to-date economic and workforce information reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, recently released data that showed Nash County ranked fifth in the top 10 counties for the most manufacturing jobs created in 2014. (Source: Read more)

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