North Carolina presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:
- industrial sectors
But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.
North Carolina Economic Overview
In 2016, North Carolina Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 10th with almost $518 billion and ranked 32nd with a per capita GDP of over $44,000. For June 2017, North Carolina had an employed workforce of over 4.9 million and an unemployment rate of 4.2%. For 2016, North Carolina ranked 18th on the cost of living.
The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; North Carolina’s rank on this measure has fallen from 23rd to 30th.
- New Bern
- Rocky Mount
- Virginia Beach
North Carolina Industries for Job Training
OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major North Carolina industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the North Carolina economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.
The North Carolina OJT supersector with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large is Manufacturing.
Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Manufacturing: (NAICS 31-33)
The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.
Manufacturing is the top supersector in North Carolina, relative to the nation, with over 460,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:
- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.
- Smithfield Farmland Corp.
- Parker-Hannifin Corporation
- International Business Machines Corporation
- The Navy United States Department of
North Carolina Growth Industries for Job Training
The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.
The North Carolina OJT industry that grew its workforce 2% or more than the country at large is the Professional & Business Services supersector.
Professional & Business Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: (NAICS 54)
- Management of Companies and Enterprises: (NAICS 55)
- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: (NAICS 56)
Professional & Business Services is the top growth industry in North Carolina, relative to the rest of America, with over 635,000 employed (14.4% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Professional & Business Services employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 5.0% while the national average grew 2.6%. Companies reporting the most employee growth in this supersector are:
- Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc.
- Red Hat, Inc.
- PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
- Inc Research, LLC
- Premier, Inc.
North Carolina Occupations for Job Training
The following shows North Carolina occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.
North Carolina Job Training Providers
North Carolina has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see North Carolina Training. See OJT trainers in North Carolina for additional training providers.
At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in North Carolina. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in North Carolina, OJT.com can help you.
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