UNC seniors looking to work in state after graduation got good news after a new report shows North Carolina as a top economic performer in both the Southeast and the nation.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported North Carolina added 107,600 new jobs since September 2014. This was the 10th highest job growth rate in the country and about 25 percent higher than the national average.
“We work with a lot of employers on a daily basis, and this year we just don’t have enough room in our office for the heavy recruiting periods,” said Sue Harbour, Careerolina's associate director of network partnerships. “We had to have a satellite office for interviews.”
Harbour said job and internship offers plummeted in 2009 following the onset of the Great Recession, but since then there has been a steady uptick in companies attending job fairs and recruiting events. Harbour also said the technology, business, banking, finance and consulting sectors have consistently been the biggest employers on campus in recent years.
“These are organizations that are recruiting from all majors, not one particular major,” Harbour said. “Students need to show them they have the skills to do the job, and I think that’s the important thing.”