Business roundup: Ahold Delhaize to hold hiring event for warehouse workers on February 22 – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — Ahold Delhaize will host an open house hiring event Feb. 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 2085 Harrison Rd.

Ahold Delhaize’s distribution center in Salisbury provides services to approximately 280 Food Lion stores in the area.

The company is hiring for warehouse associate positions at an hourly rate of $19.50 to $24.50 with paid time off and sick pay. Additional perks include production incentives, career growth opportunities, and a “great” benefits package.

For more information, call 704-310-4966, 704-633-8250 ext. 6273 or visit

Rowan County’s December unemployment rate shows slight improvement

SALISBURY — Rowan County’s unemployment rate continued to improve in December, dropping slightly from 3.3% to 3.2%, according to data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Unemployment rates fell in 91 of North Carolina’s counties, rose in four and were unchanged in five. All fifteen of the state’s meteor arrears have seen rate cuts. The figures have not been seasonally adjusted, which means that seasonal hiring trends have not been taken into account.

Rowan County’s unemployment rate of 3.2% in December was comparable to the state’s average unemployment rate. The county’s rate was slightly higher than its neighbors. Davie had the lowest rate at 2.7%, followed by Stanly at 2.8%, Davidson at 2.9% and Iredell at 3%.

Rowan’s rate was significantly lower than the county’s December 2020 rate of 6.4%. Of Rowan County’s labor force of 66,490, only 2,097 people were unemployed in December. The number of employed workers statewide increased in December by 13,301 to 4,909,662, while the number of unemployed fell by 9,893 to 160,692.

Kannapolis Fire Department offers free training to residents with Citizens Fire Academy

KANNAPOLIS – The public can get a first-hand look at how the Kannapolis City Fire Department trains and responds to community emergency needs by attending the Citizens Fire Academy.

The Citizens Fire Academy is a 10-week course offered free of charge to Kannapolis residents who want to gain a better understanding of fire department operations and how the department assists citizens in an emergency. The academy will also teach the dangers of fire and how a person can protect themselves and their home.

Course topics include:

• Overview of stations/departments.
• History of the fire department and the life of a firefighter.
• Intervention on hazardous materials.
• Fire prevention, education and investigation.
• Driving emergency vehicles, rescue operations and thermal imaging.
• Live fire and hose operation experience.

The academy will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday nights at Kannapolis City Hall, beginning March 1. To apply for the free academy, you must be a Kannapolis resident and be over 18 years old. The number of places is limited. To apply, complete an application available at Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on February 22.

Rowan EDC announces partnership with Chamber, RoleCall for talent attraction campaign

SALISBURY – The Rowan Economic Development Council is partnering with the Rowan Chamber of Commerce to engage RoleCall in a comprehensive talent attraction campaign to attract more workers to Rowan County.

RoleCall, a national talent attraction company, will create a custom customer relationship management platform for use on a new talent attraction website. In addition, they will work with Rowan County employers to create a “talent task force” to help recruit and find jobs for potential new workers, as well as participate in a national campaign to digital marketing to raise awareness.

“The mountain ash The Chamber is delighted to be associated with the mountain ash EDC on the talent attraction plan,” House Speaker Elaine Spalding said in a press release. “Our business community needs this targeted strategy with the current labor shortage issues and post-pandemic recovery.”

Rowan EDC previously worked with RoleCall for an assessment and to develop a talent attraction strategy. Co-Founders Tim Carty and Winona Dimeo-Ediger visited Rowan in September and met with several workforce partners and employers to learn more about the strengths and challenges of recruiting additional workforce .

Atrium Health Invests in the Forward Rowan Campaign

SALISBURY – Atrium Health has joined the Rowan Economic Development Council’s Forward Rowan campaign as a bronze sponsor.

Between the addition of Atrium Health and several companies renewing their investments, the Forward Rowan campaign exceeded its original goal of $1.25 million. Over 50 companies and individuals have invested in the Forward Rowan campaign since its launch in 2020.

“We are grateful for the commitment shown by the Rowan County business community as we exceed our initial Forward Rowan campaign goals,” Rowan EDC President Rod Crider said in a press release. “We appreciate Atrium Health’s investment and look forward to continuing to work on our three guiding principles: reduce poverty, increase prosperity and improve quality of life.

Forward Rowan focuses on the needs of existing businesses that form the heart of our county’s economy by providing opportunities for investment and marketing, expansion and support.

Infiltrator Water Technologies celebrates its 35th anniversary

SALISBURY – Infiltrator Water Technologies celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

Although headquartered in Connecticut, Infiltrator is home to one of its six EZflow manufacturing plants in Salisbury on Corporate Center Drive.

“The EZflow Salisbury site has been very successful due to the nearby shipping lanes it can support and the very healthy construction market in North Carolina,” said Roy Moore, executive vice president of ‘Infiltrator Water Technologies, in a press release. “Infiltrator anticipates continued healthy growth from the EZflow Salisbury site and the North Carolina market.”

Infiltrator has sought to create new and innovative solutions for wastewater and water management while remaining environmentally responsible by using recycled plastics for 95% of its materials. EZflow products made in Salisbury replace mined gravel with an environmentally friendly recycled plastic alternative. EZflow products help the septic industry by providing easy-to-install, space-saving septic systems that save homeowners and builders time and money.

North Carolina Department of Labor urges companies to apply for safety awards

RALIEGH- The North Carolina Department of Labor is now accepting applications from companies that qualify for a Workplace Safety Award.

Safety awards are given to companies that achieve above-average worker safety and health programs.

“I look forward to kicking off the 2022 Safety Awards Banquet season,” Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson said in a news release. “After a year of fully virtual banquets in 2020, and another year of a mix of virtual and in-person banquets in 2021, I look forward to returning to a normal awards season this year.”

Companies that qualify for a safety award must meet two requirements: they must be fatality-free in the calendar year at the site they are applying for, and the site’s injury and illness rate must be d at least 50% below their industry average. rate over the same period.

A Million Hours Award is given to companies that accumulate one million hours of work without injury or illness resulting in days away from work. Gold medals are awarded to companies that achieve a lower than average incident rate based on days away, restricted activities, or job transfer. Silver awards are based solely on days employees spend away from work.

Winners will be honored in their communities across the state at safety awards banquets co-sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Labor and local chambers of commerce and other organizations.

For more information about the Safety Awards program or to download an app, go to The deadline for submission is February 15.

Wendy Harris Named President of 2022 NC Realtors

GREENSBORO — Fayetteville NC Realtor Wendy Harris was installed as president of 2022 NC Realtors at a ceremony in Greensboro earlier this month.

Under the theme “Building Bridges That Last 100 Years,” Harris hopes to strengthen North Carolina communities through affordability, availability and sustainability.

“Over the next 100 years, I would like everyone in the state of North Carolina – when they think of housing, economic development, industry, taxes, insurance – I want them to are considering the impact this will have on the people who live in this state,” Harris said in a press release. “It all starts and ends at home. I want NC Realtors to be the first, best, and last organization everyone turns to for information and perspective.

Harris is a second-generation NC realtor, owner of Team Harris Real Estate and has been actively involved in real estate since 2001. She graduated from St. Andrews College in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in international business and a minor in Spanish. She is a Licensed Broker, Accredited Buyers Representative, Certified International Real Estate Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, Military Relocation Professional, Notary Public and has hosted a live radio show for the past decade.

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