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LAURINBURG — Representatives from Richmond Community College, Richmond County Schools, Scotland County Schools and local industries convened on RichmondCC’s Scotland County Campus for an annual meeting to discuss solutions for current workforce challenges.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. General Assembly convened the 2022 short session Wednesday, May 18, with fast-track plans to “pre-negotiate” the budget and be out by July 1. Still, important issues are on the to-do list, like health care access reports and parental involvement in education.

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ROCKINGHAM — Although the doors have been open for the better part of the last two years, Sandhills Best Care Primary Care finally held its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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PEMBROKE — For nearly 40 years, UNC Pembroke has been a second home for Donna Strickland. 

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina transportation official recently told the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure that more federal funding is needed for workforce development, particularly in economically-disadvantaged communities.

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North Carolina’s labor markets are healing — slowly. As of March, our state’s headline unemployment rate was 3.5%, comparable to where it was before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. More importantly, while our labor-force participation is still significantly below the pre-COVID rate 59.2%, it is improving. It was 57.7% in March, up from 56.2% a year ago.

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RALEIGH — New research predicts long-term pain for the labor market due to around 3 million workers who plan to remain permanently sidelined over concerns of physical illness or physical impairment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PEMBROKE — The Lumber River Council of Governments Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce an opportunity to help address the logistical challenges faced by our region’s employers through the provision of a new CDL training grant opportunity through the National Dislocated Worker program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  

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RALEIGH — North Carolina on Friday, March 18, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Right to Work law. 

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Monday, 21 February 2022 13:08

OPINION: Sidelined workers help fuel inflation

What’s the hottest political issue right now? According to recent poll results, it’s inflation. Welcome to the 1970s, folks.

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