There’s good news on the Cabarrus County workforce front for both job seekers and employers. “The unemployment rate in Cabarrus County is 4 percent, which is lower compared to 4.5 percent last year and 5.1 percent in 2015,” said Denisha Torrence-Nesbit, center leader for NCWorksCareer Center – Cabarrus County. “With all of the new businesses coming to the county, we have a sufficient amount of available jobs.”
Education is a cornerstone of economic development, and as such, Cabarrus Economic Development is doing its part to inspire the next generation of advanced manufacturers and ensure the county’s future workforce has exceptional leaders in manufacturing.
When it comes to questions about business in Cabarrus County, LeeAnn Nixon may not have all the answers, but she certainly knows how and where to get them. As the Existing Industry Specialist for Cabarrus Economic Development, Nixon heads up the Business Retention and Expansion Program – a key part of the EDC’s strategic plan that focuses on identifying industry needs and supporting business growth.
If you used coffee and tea jargon to describe the culture and workforce at S&D Coffee & Tea, it would be bold and bright, with a community-centric center and full-bodied flavor. In other words,
the country’s largest custom coffee roaster prides itself on being a gracious neighbor and surrounding itself with the very best employees.
When regional manufacturers expressed a need for an expanded pool of strong candidates, leaders from Cabarrus and Rowan counties banded together and sprang into action with a solution: creation of the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute.