Oct. 10, 2012. Economic growth continued in western North Carolina in August, however labor figures continue to be dismal. According to the Western North Carolina Economic Index, economic activity increased by 0.4 points in August, the fourth monthly increase in a row.
March 19, 2012. As spring returns to the High Country and summer hiring begins, the Watauga JobLink and NC Division of Employment Service, in partnership with the High Country Workforce Development Board and local Veterans Service Organizations, will hold Hiring Heroes Veteran Career Showcase and Community Job Fair March 21, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Hunting Hills Lane in Boone.