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Department Of Labor Newsletter Showcases Growers Who Exceed Standards For Migrant Housing PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 March 2014 05:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nearly 250 growers have been recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor for their work to improve housing standards for migrant workers. The firms were honored recently and are now featured in the March/April issue of Labor Ledger, the state agency's online newsletter.

 
The issue also contains features on poster scams, E-Verify webinars, workplace worries, and the 2014 safey award banquet schedule.
 
The issue can be found at http://www.nclabor.com/news/ledger/14March_April.pdf.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 05:12
 
Army Veteran Paul J. Cozza Named N.C. Ports Executive Director PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 10:13

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Paul J. Cozza, a U.S. Army veteran and West Point graduate, has been named the new Executive Director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority. The Authority’s Board of Directors confirmed the choice at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, according to a news release from the agency.

 
Cozza is veteran in transportation and logistics. He previously served in several roles for Maersk Line, Limited including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice-President for Finance and Administration, and Vice President for Network Planning. In addition to his experience with Maersk, Cozza has more than a decade of experience with CSX Corporation/Sea-Land Service Inc. He was the Vice President for Terminal Operations and General Manager, Europe, as well as the Tradelane Director, Asia Container Services. 
 
Cozza also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. “Strong leadership is essential to expanding Port business in North Carolina,” said N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata in the announcement. “The Ports play a key role in our efforts to better leverage all the state’s transportation assets to help create jobs and strengthen the economy. Mr. Cozza brings years of business and leadership experience to the CEO position.” “I also want to thank Jeff Miles who has done a tremendous job as the interim executive director,” said Secretary Tata. “He has done fantastic work and we are fortunate that we will continue to benefit from his teamwork and leadership.”
 
Cozza was chosen following an eight-month international search that attracted more than 100 top-tier candidates. Five members of the Board of Directors, including Secretary Tata, interviewed candidates and presented the top choice to the full Board at Thursday’s meeting.
 
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 10:13
 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Friday, March 28, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 10:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Friday, March 28, 2014, as detailed by his office.

 
10 a.m.
NGK Ceramics USA, Inc. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & 25th Anniversary
NGK Ceramics USA, Inc., 119 Mazeppa Road
Mooresville
Open to credentialed press only.
 
12:45 p.m.
Economic Development Announcement
Henderson County
Open to credentialed press only.
 
6:45 p.m.
Civitas Institute's Ninth Annual Conservative Leadership Conference
Marriott Crabtree Valley, Grand Ballroom
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh
Open to credentialed press only.
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 10:07
 
Statement from Governor McCrory on the Latest Unemployment Numbers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 March 2014 09:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Upon learning news that North Carolina's unemployment rate has continued to drop to 6.4 percent in February, Gov. Pat McCrory issued the following statement. The new, lower rate represents the first time North Carolina's rate has been lower than the national average since 2006.

 
“I’m pleased to see that more and more people are getting back to work, but the job is far from finished,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “While I am encouraged by the continued progress we have made over such a short period of time, we will remain focused on pro-jobs policies that help people get back to work and position North Carolina for a strong and steady comeback over the long-term.”
 
According to the governor, Over the month, the number of people employed increased by over 7,000 and increased to over 48,000 since this time last year. North Carolina’s February 2014 unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than a year ago.
 
Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 09:57
 
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