North Carolina to add over 300,000 new jobs over next decade

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More than 300,000 new jobs will be created in North Carolina by 2028, most in service-providing industry sectors, according to new employment projections released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Most industry sectors operating in the state are projected to grow, with jobs in both health care and professional, scientific, and technical fields expected to grow the most.

“We have strong momentum creating thousands of good new jobs in North Carolina because of our world class workforce and high quality of life,” Governor Roy Cooper said in a statement. “By projecting our expected growth, we can better recruit new industries and continue to educate and train our people to succeed as our state thrives.”

The Commerce Department and its Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) publish industry and occupational employment projections every two years, offering insights to support planning and decision making by job seekers, educators, business leaders, workforce development professionals, and policymakers.

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