CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Workforce Study Quoted by N.C. Local News

January 7, 2013

This article, released on Friday, quoted Mark White, CREC VP and co-author of this CREC study, on key workforce issue the North Carolina furniture industry is facing: shrinking skilled workforce. According to this study, the N.C. furniture industry workforce is aging and fewer young people are looking for thos jobs. In 2011, CREC, partnering with Catawba Valley Community College, conducted a regional workforce analysis to help Unifour companies and policy leaders better understand this industry’s challenges and opportunities, both now and into the future.This study concluded with a work plan for the industry and Catawba Valley Community College to help anticipate and address future workforce needs.

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