Roy Cooper on Jobs
$15 "admirable goal" for minimum wage
Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?
Roy Cooper: Yes. Will "work with the General Assembly to see how high we can get it. $15 is an admirable goal."
Dan Forest: No recent position found.
In 2012 called minimum wage laws "an unfair intrusion into the labor market" that "hurt the employment opportunities for unskilled labor."
Source: CampusElect survey on 2020 North Carolina Gubernatorial race
, Nov 3, 2020
NC Job Ready: state helps train students, handle expenses
There are thousands of jobs available from advanced manufacturing to construction to technology in health care, jobs that offer better pay, yet employers tell me they struggle to find the skilled workers they need. That's why we started
NC Job Ready, a program that trains workers in the skills employers need. Our finish line grants help community college students living on the economic edge when they face unexpected costs like car repairs, medical emergencies, and childcare.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Carolina congress
, Feb 25, 2019
Grow out Unemployment Trust Fund to more than $2 billion
Our economy is recovering. But our unemployment rate is still 5.3%, still slightly above the national average. Meanwhile, our Unemployment Trust Fund has grown to more than $2 billion. That's good. But we must use this opportunity and these funds to
help for those who can't find work, while also taking a deeper look at those who are chronically unemployed.
The Governor and the legislature need to work together to get better-paying jobs for North Carolina.
Source: 2017 North Carolina State of the State address
, Mar 13, 2017
Page last updated: Dec 17, 2020