Biz Roundup: City of Salisbury receives “Healthiest Employer” award for second year


SALISBURY – The Charlotte Business Journal named Salisbury sixth in its 100-499 Employee Awards for Healthiest Employers.

“Year after year, our city workers improve their health outcomes through engaging programs in the workplace,” said Lane Bailey, Salisbury City Manager. “Our employees have focused specifically on the general health and wellbeing of their employees, not just COVID-19 prevention. Therefore, not only do our employees lead a healthier lifestyle, but our health insurance premiums have remained unchanged in recent years. I am very proud of our efforts. “

Examples of programs implemented by the city include step challenges, waist and weight management incentives, and sharing healthy recipes.

The town’s on-site nurse has also made it convenient to check blood levels, treat allergies, and monitor other health issues.

The rankings and scores for the Healthiest Employers contest were provided by an outside survey partner, Indianapolis-based Healthiest Employers LLC. Nominee companies took part in surveys that were reviewed, rated and rated. The companies were divided into five size classes according to the number of company-wide employees: 2-99, 100-499, 500-1,499, 1,500-4,999 and 5,000 and more.

RCCC organizes professional training

SALISBURY – With the announcement of new positions on the Red Bull Beverage Manufacturing Campus, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is hosting two courses to train individuals for these positions. Both courses are free for anyone interested

The first class is for certified logistics technicians. It’s a 48-hour course that starts on July 26th. The course ends on August 13th with meetings every Monday-Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. He prepares candidates for interviews for various jobs in distribution centers, shipping / receiving departments in manufacturing, or medical care facilities.

The second class is for certified production technicians. It is a 160 hour course with two separate classes. A course starts on August 30th and ends on October 25th. The second course starts on September 13th and ends on November 4th. Both sessions meet Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. various jobs in manufacturing facilities including machine operators, quality and production technicians, chemical operators, intrusion / extrusion operators, etc.

For more information about the courses or to register, contact [email protected]

Kannapolis wants public contribution to the development regulation

KANNAPOLIS – Kannapolis Planning Department is revising and updating the city’s unified development regulation and the final draft is available to the public for comment.

The uniform building code is the law passed by the city that regulates the use and shape, growth and development of the soil within the framework of the city’s building and land use order. It contains zoning regulations that divide the city into different zone districts and regulate the location, size and type of development in each district, as well as subdivision regulations. The UDO also sets out the process for reviewing development proposals and includes standards for various aspects of development such as parking, landscaping, road and block design, lighting, signage, building design and environmental protection.

The current regulation was last updated in 2000. Land development, population growth and other factors have changed over these 20 years. The uniform development ordinance must be comprehensively updated in order to better implement the recently adopted comprehensive zoning plan for the city “Move Kannapolis Forward 2030”. In addition, this update project will focus on making the resulting regulation, known as the Kannapolis Development Regulation, internally consistent, modernized, aligned with contemporary best practices for zoning and subdivision, and more user-friendly.

The process of updating this document began in autumn 2018 and is expected to be completed in autumn 2021.

EGGER has the first retirees at the new Lexington plant

LEXINGTON – EGGER, a supplier of wood-based materials, honors the company’s first retiree from its new production facility in Lexington.

Hannes Schneider joined the EGGER employee family in Austria more than four decades ago and ended his career in the USA after starting the company’s first US location.

Although production in North Carolina began less than a year ago, Schneider played a key role in bringing the facility up and running last year. His duties included ramping up the particleboard production line, handling problems or issues related to production speed, operating pressures and temperatures, helping with equipment repair, and monitoring and reporting maintenance issues to the mechanical and electrical teams.

“Hannes has been an integral part of the EGGER family for 41 years,” says Bernhard Ebner, Plant Manager Technology / Production. “His expertise and contribution to Lexington, the company and its colleagues have been paramount in making this facility what it is today. He is always celebrated as the first EGGER Lexington retiree. “

Schneider began his career in 1980 at the EGGER plant in Wörgl in Austria. Over the past four decades he has grown to become an expert in particleboard manufacture and plant operation with an emphasis on efficiency. Before moving to the USA, Hannes worked on the thin raw board production line at the Wörgl plant, Austria, and supervised the entire process from gluing, pressing, grinding, cutting and trimming to final packaging.

“As a loyal EGGER employee for many years, I was highly motivated to support the company in the newly built production facility in Lexington,” said Hannes.

North Carolina is expected to create 300,000 jobs by 2028

SALISBURY – Working with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the NC Department of Commerce released its report on North Carolina Employment Projections, which says the state will create more than 300,000 jobs between 2018-2028.

The Charlotte area accounts for more than a third of this forecast growth, with an estimated 136,822 jobs.

“This report confirms what we’ve been saying for the past several years: North Carolina is booming business,” said Rod Crider, president of the Rowan Economic Development Commission. “Businesses and individuals continue to migrate to our region, and Rowan County is well positioned to benefit from this growth.”

The report assumes that the industries that will grow the fastest include healthcare and social assistance, as well as professional, scientific, and technical services. Other areas of forecast growth include room and board, construction, finance and insurance, education, transportation and warehousing.

According to the report, the total employment rate in North Carolina increased at least 1.25% each year from 2011 to 2018, including last year. had nearly 180,000 visitors

RALEIGH – A year after launching, it saw 1.3 million page views with more than 178,000 unique users exploring careers in North Carolina.

“The new provides the right information to help make the right career path decisions,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “As our economy improves and the labor market continues to change, this career discovery system will be a great asset to our current and future workforce.”

In addition to exploring professions and local job opportunities, enables users to conduct interest assessments, identify training and development opportunities, and develop career paths.

With the recent introduction of a user login and account portal developed in collaboration with the College Foundation of North Carolina, has made it easier for users to explore career paths. Existing or newly created credentials allow users to store assessment results, preferred occupations and career paths, educational programs, and career resources, including the wealth of CFNC college prep and funding resources.

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North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell in June

RALEIGH – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.6% in June, up from 4.8% in May.

While North Carolina saw its unemployment rate decline, the national unemployment rate rose from 5.8% to 5.9% in June.

North Carolina’s June unemployment rate of 4.6% is 4.2 percentage points lower than last June’s unemployment rate. The number of employees rose by 12,600 in June and by 365,146 over the course of the year.

The seasonally adjusted employment outside of agriculture ascertained in the context of the monthly farm survey rose by 41,900 to 4.5 million in June. The main industries that grew included 19,800 governments; Leisure and Hospitality Services, 7,300; professional and business services, 4,700; Construction, 2,000; Education and Health Services, 1,800; Financial activities, 1,700; Manufacture, 1,700; other services, 1,400; Information, 900; and trade, transportation and utilities, 600. Employment in mining and logging remained unchanged.


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