Rocky Mount employment seeing steady growth – Rocky Mount Telegram

Some uptick is happening within the local economy.

While Rocky Mount’s unemployment rate has ranked among the highest of metropolitan cities in the state, numbers released by the N.C. Department of Commerce said Rocky Mount total area employment grew 7.2 percent since August 2014, the second fastest rate of growth among metropolitan areas in the state.

Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs was excited to hear about change going on within the current local economic climate.

“I was happy to learn about the recent employment growth we are experiencing in Rocky Mount,” Combs said. “We are now seeing the fruits of our labor in working to create a positive shift in the economy. I am also optimistic that more positives will soon come with the enlarged campus of Southern Bank downtown, as well as the arrival of companies like Buffalo Wild Wings and the new Italian Company Nutkao.” (Source: Read more)

Rocky Mount makes ‘easy places to hire’ list – Rocky Mount Telegram

Unemployment numbers in the Twin Counties have long been a sore subject, but a recent report suggests the talent here makes the area a prime spot for businesses looking to hire., an online career network that connects job seekers with employers, highlighted Rocky Mount’s potential economic development in its list of the “top 50 easiest places to make a hire.”

Rocky Mount was ranked No. 7 among the top 10 metropolitan cities in the country. According to the report, Rocky Mount’s cost of living is 13 percent below the national average and the average salary in the area is $36,000. (Source: Read more)

Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District this Week



For Release:  Immediate



Date:  August 6, 2012


Contacts: Kezmiché Atterbury            

Office:     (202) 225.3101               

Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District this Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) will make several stops in North Carolina’s First Congressional District this week to highlight the work of community healthcare facilities, present grants to deserving organizations, and discuss employment relations with factory workers.

On Tuesday, Butterfield will visit Elizabeth City State University to meet with university officials and present a $128,000 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund a cellular research study.  Later in the day, Butterfield will speak with factory workers at the Coastal Beverage Company during a town hall on employment and the economy.

On Wednesday, the Congressman will present a grant to the National Endowment of the Arts to complete construction of the African-American Music Trail currently underway.  The day also includes visits to the Greene County Health Centers and the Carolina Family Health Center to commemorate 40 years of providing primary care to underserved populations in the region.

The Congressman’s tour will conclude with a grants workshop hosted by the Office of G. K. Butterfield.  Targeted to small business owners and non-profit organizations, the workshop offers access to grants experts and customized break-out sessions to address specific needs.

The Congressman’s full public schedule follows.

WHAT: Butterfield to Promote Healthcare, Employment, and the Arts in the District


Tuesday, August 7

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Grant Ceremony for Leydig Cell Redox Study

                                             Elizabeth City State University

                                             1704 Weeksville Road

                                              Elizabeth City, NC 27909


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Coastal Beverage Company Jobs Town Hall

                                           888 Forest Park Road

                                           Elizabeth City, NC 27909



Wednesday, August 8 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: National Endowment of the Arts Award to African-American Music Trail

                                           Kinston City Hall    

                                           207 E. King Street

                                           Kinston, NC 28501


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Community Health Centers 40th Anniversary

                                            Greene County Health Center

                        7 Professional Drive

                                            Greene County, NC 28580


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Community Health Centers 40th Anniversary

                                         Carolina Family Health Center

                     303 East Green Street

                                         Wilson, NC 27893



Thursday, August 9

8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Office of G. K. Butterfield Grants Workshop

                                         East Carolina Heart Institute

                     East Carolina University

                                         115 Heart Drive

                                         Greenville, NC 27834





Amtrak is hiring

Please pass this information along to those within your e-address book! 
Opportunity is knocking!  Open the door!
God Bless!

April W. Morgan, MHS, LPC 

"He who upsets a thing should know how to rearrange it."  – Afrikan Proverb

Subject: Amtrak is hiring

> Great jobs for young men who aren’t in college and strong young women also! This is Obama money for "infrastructure" the jobs are located all over, paid training in Atlanta . This is an awesome opportunity, please pass this on. These jobs pay good wages.
> Training: You will attend two or three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.
> Track Worker-030702 Job Summary: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. Replace or repair track switches with specific components. Slide and align tie plates. Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together. Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge
> Cut rails to specific lengths etc.
> Pay Rate Entry Rate $19.36/hour Full Rate $21.52/hour Promotional/ Advancement Opportunities:
> Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement
> or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified.
> Machine Operator $23.25 – $24.81/hour
> Welder Helper $21.93/hour
> Bridge Tender $21.93/hour
> Bridge Mechanic $22.65/hour
> Foreman $22.71 – $25.53/hour
> Track Inspector $23.98 – $25.14/hour
> Qualifications: High School diploma/GED; 18 years of age or older; Valid Driver’s License
> At CSX, two of the company’s core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed
> to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities
> for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.
> CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.
> Apply online to this and other positions:

QVC to add 200 jobs in Rocky Mount – Source: WRAL

Raleigh, N.C. — Home-shopping retailer QVC will add 200 jobs to its Rocky Mount operations and invest $71 million over the next five years, Gov. Bev Perdue said Wednesday.

QVC, which already employs 541 full-time workers and 998 part-time workers at its Edgecombe County distribution center, will expand the facility by about 1 million square feet, creating the full-time positions, as well as more than 300 part-time jobs. (Read more)

Note: It is just amazing the ignant comments about these jobs. It is so sad that we have folks with such negative mentality when this is a total positive. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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