SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment charge elevated from 4.7% in March to five.7% in April, in accordance with information launched by the North Carolina Division of Commerce final week.
The info is preliminary and was not seasonally adjusted, that means that seasonal hiring patterns haven’t been faraway from the info. General, the variety of staff employed statewide decreased in April by 4,935 to 4,757,583, whereas these unemployed decreased by 11,269 to 217,379.
The county’s 5.7% April unemployment charge continues to be considerably decrease than its unemployment charge final April, which ballooned to fifteen% throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, Rowan County’s rising unemployment charge countered the development seen all through a lot of the state. Unemployment charges decreased in 91 counties and remained unchanged in two, whereas solely rising in seven counties. Scotland County had the best unemployment charge at 8.5% whereas Orange County had the bottom at 3%. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas skilled charge decreases.
Rowan County’s April unemployment charge landed it throughout the top-20 counties within the state with the best unemployment charges. Of Rowan County’s 65,765 individual labor power, 3,723 have been unemployed in April.
Rowan County prepares to host job truthful that includes many space employers
SALISBURY — A number of native firms can be represented at West Finish Plaza on June 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for the Rowan County Job Honest.
Admission to the occasion is free and registration is out there on-line at rowanedc.com.
Daimler, Chewy, Workforce Automotive Group, Snow Joe and Gildan are a sampling of the world employers who can have representatives on the truthful. These employers are providing sign-on bonus alternatives, weekend and rotating shift positions, youngster care help, tuition help and a few could even make onsite job provides.
Free transportation to and from the occasion can be supplied by Salisbury Transit. A $200 Amazon present card scavenger hunt can be held throughout the job truthful as properly.
For individuals who can’t attend the truthful in individual, a digital model of the occasion can be obtainable as properly. Extra info might be discovered on-line at rowanedc.com.
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce accepting purposes for Management Rowan class
SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is at the moment taking purposes for its 2021-22 Management Rowan class.
For 29 years, the Management Rowan program has outfitted among the group’s most influential leaders with data about native points whereas additionally serving to them community.
The applying deadline is 5 p.m. on June 18.
“I’m excited to announce that we’re at the moment accepting purposes for our subsequent Management Rowan Class,” Nick Means, chairman of the chamber’s steering committee, mentioned in a information launch. “This can be a improbable alternative for our Rowan County space residents to study in depth details about our county and to take a look behind the scenes, if you’ll. We’re extraordinarily pleased with the historical past and success of Management Rowan with over 700 graduates of this system.”
Management Rowan is described by the chamber as a transformational expertise for each the members and the organizations they serve. Variety and inclusion are the main target areas throughout the SIMSOC train on the opening retreat. Then, class members commit sooner or later a month to exploring the group and discovering what makes it distinctive, together with authorities, schooling, enterprise, human wants and the humanities. All through the nine-month program, members go on unique excursions and have hands-on experiences, all with space leaders who tackle our group’s largest challenges every single day.
With summer season contests, Cheerwine seems to reward clients for getting “cheery”
SALISBURY — Cheerwine is internet hosting contests all through the summer season to reward clients for having fun with its cherry soda.
From now till August 8, entrants within the “Uniquely Southern Summer time Contest” can be eligible to win Cheerwine, firm merchandise and summer season necessities. Contestants can enter by merely posting a photograph or video on Instagram, Fb or Twitter utilizing the hashtag #CheerwineSummer. Photographs should embrace Cheerwine to be eligible.
“Our followers love sharing their Cheerwine expertise on social media, and this contest is the right strategy to not solely spotlight them, however reward them for spreading cheer,” Pleasure Ritchie Harper, vice-president of selling for Cheerwine, mentioned in a information launch. “We’re grateful for all our companions who’re becoming a member of us to thrill individuals and promote enjoyable all summer season lengthy.”
A panel of judges will choose one of the best entries based mostly on visible enchantment, uniqueness and the way properly the publish depicts how contestants are creating pleasure and optimism round them. There is no such thing as a restrict to the variety of entries per individual, and all entries can be eligible to win weekly prizes and the grand prize all through the length of the competition.
Along with posting on social media, clients have two extra methods to enter. First, they will buy Cheerwine merchandise all through the summer season and add a picture of their buy receipts for 5 extra entries. Second, they will search for particular bonus codes from Cheerwine, promotional companions and associates to enter on the competition web site.
Each week, Cheerwine and its prize companions will award three prizes, one for every entry technique. Bojangles, Meals Lion, QuikTrip and Yeti may even offer prizes, together with a cooler and present playing cards. All entrants are additionally eligible to win the competition grand prize, which is a set of all of the weekly prizes. For a full checklist of contest guidelines and particulars, go to https://cheerwine.com/contest/.
The soda firm can also be debuting its new assortment of recipe movies that includes meals and cocktail recipes beginning with its Cheerwine Donuts.
“With June upon us, which means summer season events and yard barbecues – the best alternative to carry a Cheerwine-infused drink or dish,” Harper mentioned. “For years, house cooks to celebrated cooks have included Cheerwine into recipes as a result of our distinctive cherry style is the right complement for quite a lot of taste pairings and combos.”
The movies, which can be posted throughout Cheerwine’s social media accounts, will embrace all the things from Cheerwine glazed oven baked ribs to a Cheerwine quaint.
“For individuals who take pleasure in displaying off their culinary creations on social media, these new movies and accompanying recipes will provide the right inspiration to publish about #CheerwineSummer,” Harper mentioned.
The total checklist of recipe movies will embrace 5 new meals recipes and eight cocktail recipes.
Kannapolis now accepting purposes for a number of metropolis advisory boards
KANNAPOLIS — The town of Kannapolis is in search of members to serve on varied municipal boards.
There are at the moment obtainable seats on the town’s Planning and Zoning Fee, the Parks and Recreation Fee, and the Group Enchancment Fee.
To serve on a fee, an particular person should full an software and be appointed to the board or fee by the Kannapolis Metropolis Council. Most of those boards and commissions take part within the metropolis’s coverage choices by making suggestions to the Kannapolis Metropolis Council.
Board phrases are staggered three-year phrases and customarily finish June 30 of every 12 months. Nevertheless, purposes are accepted on a continuous foundation and stored on file for consideration within the occasion a emptiness happens. Candidates have to be 18 years previous and a resident of the town of Kannapolis, apart from the Additional Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) seats on the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Conferences are usually held as soon as a month, within the night, however every fee varies. These considering discovering out extra about every fee or who wish to apply can fill out an software at https://www.kannapolisnc.gov/Government-Departments/Boards-Commissions).
Functions are due June 16.
For extra info, contact the town clerk at [email protected] or 704-920-4303.
Fiberon expands manufacturing operation in New London with $20 million funding
Final week Fiberon introduced plans to improve and develop its manufacturing operations and facility in New London with a brand new funding of greater than $20 million over three years.
“We’re grateful that Fiberon has chosen to reinvest and develop the manufacturing operation at their New London facility,” New London Mayor Tate Daniels mentioned in a information launch. “The city is happy to assist their continued progress in New London and sit up for their continued success now and within the years to return.”
Fiberon, a producer of composite and PVC decking and railing merchandise, opened its New London facility in 1997 and has continued to be a significant employer in Stanly County.
In December, Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Division of Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland introduced a funding dedication of $110,000 within the type of a Rural Constructing Reuse grant to help with constructing upgrades to Fiberon’s present facility. Stanly County will obtain the $110,000 grant and the grant funds can be distributed to Fiberon upon completion of the challenge.
“We’re very excited in regards to the alternative to improve our facility and additional streamline manufacturing for our Fiberon merchandise,” Mike Huskey, Fiberon vice chairman of operations and provide chain, mentioned in a information launch. “We’ll proceed to develop operations in Stanly County and sit up for sustaining our place as one of many ‘Corporations of Alternative’ for Albemarle and New London.”
The Stanly County Financial Growth Fee and Stanly County Board of Commissioners labored with the Financial Growth Partnership of North Carolina to assist Fiberon finalize its growth plans.
“The Stanly County Board of Commissioners is happy to supply assist to an present firm that has not solely invested tens of millions in our group however has additionally been a significant employer creating a whole lot of jobs for our residents,” Matthew Swain, Chairman of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, mentioned in a information launch. “We’re extraordinarily enthusiastic about Fiberon’s success, growth plans and resolution to develop its manufacturing capability in our group. That is one other instance of an organization discovering success in Stanly County resulting from our business-friendly setting, decrease price of doing enterprise and proximity to Charlotte.”
Two Lake Norman Medical Middle specialist earn certification in Parkinson’s therapy
Lake Norman Regional Medical Middle has introduced that two of its rehabilitation specialists have accomplished their certifications in LSVT BIG for coaching people with Parkinson’s illness and different neurological situations to operate extra usually.
Laurice Morton and Robyn Ostwalt each accomplished their certifications in Leo Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT BIG), which is designed for giant quantity motion and trains the physique for improved motion patterns. Actions are sometimes smaller and slower for individuals residing with Parkin’s illness or different neurological issues, which causes troubles with actions of every day residing.
LSVT BIG has been studied over the previous 25 years. Analysis utilizing the Unified Parkinson’s Illness Ranking Scale and different motor operate assessments validate enchancment when different remedies examined within the research didn’t present enchancment.
The therapy protocol helps individuals recalibrate how they understand their actions. It has been confirmed helpful whatever the stage or severity of Parkinson’s illness.
The LSVT BIG therapy is delivered one-on-one and is individualized to the targets of the affected person. This therapy requires a LSVT BIG licensed clinician. The periods are based mostly on efficient methods for studying and neuroplasticity.
Sooner strolling, larger steps and higher stability typically outcome with the LSVT BIG therapy. Sufferers typically enhance of their actions of every day residing, akin to dressing and transitioning from sitting to standing. The objective of therapy is to open doorways to residing a extra energetic and unbiased life.
To study extra about this therapy or the rehabilitation providers provided by Lake Norman Regional Medical Middle, name 704-660-4470, or go to LNRMC.com.