Charlotte based doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is laying off 102 North Carolina employees. The layoffs are taking place at their factory in Concord at 315 Wilshire Avenue Southwest. According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce the layoffs will be permanent and effective on May 11.
A spokesman for Krispy Kreme is quoted in Channel 9 in Charlotte. “Our fresh daily doughnut business is strong, profitable and growing quickly. This is the area where we are focusing our investments and resources. Because of this, we chose to exit our under performing, extended shelf-life snack aisle business and cease production at our manufacturing facility in Concord, N.C., where these snack aisle products were made.” Krispy Kreme officials go on to praise the good job the workers have done over the years and thanks them for their service.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce says regular pay and benefits will be applicable to eligible employees through the separation date unless they resign voluntarily.
To learn more about this story and the jobs effected by the factory closure; get all the details right here from Channel 9.
The Top 20 Companies for Remote Jobs in North Carolina In 2023
Working remotely is growing exponentially in popularity and opportunities. While it’s not for me, at least not 100% of the time, many many people are fans. In fact, I know several people who would never consider an office job anymore. And for a lot of people, the new year can mean looking for a new job. If that sounds like you then you’ll want to be aware of the companies hiring most work-at-home employees. If you’re in North Carolina and in the market for a remote job, FlexJobs has released its 10th annual “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs” list.
In the study, they note that between 2021 and 2022, “FlexJobs saw a 20% increase in the number of remote job listings on the site, compared with just 12% the previous year. And with the wider adoption of remote work came more variety in job titles and career levels. While a majority of positions were for experienced-level jobs (62%), manager and senior-level roles claimed 32% of the remote job listings. The remaining 6% of postings were attributed to entry-level jobs.”
So, which companies are hiring the most at-home workers right now? Below you’ll find the top 20 companies for remote jobs. While some are household names, others do more of the behind-the-scenes work. And, while many of these companies may not be based in North Carolina, since the work is largely remote, many of them offer jobs for residents. Read the full list from FlexJobs here.