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Business Notebook for July 17

A roundup of business news in Fayetteville and Cumberland County


Cumberland County holding career fair Thursday

Cumberland County government will host “Cumberland Careers,” a countywide career fair, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Crown Expo Center,1960 Coliseum Drive.

The career fair aims to connect job seekers with career opportunities in Cumberland County government, the county said in a release.

Each of the county’s more than two dozen departments will have a table at the career fair, where they will have information on available jobs and the public services they provide.

“We’re hosting this career fair to educate people about career opportunities with Cumberland County government – we have a wide variety of open positions with a range of experience requirements, including entry-level positions with very competitive benefits and employee-centered programs,” Assistant County Manager Brian Haney said in the release. Haney is also serving as the county’s interim Human Resources director. “Job seekers who come out will be able to learn about these positions directly from the departments they serve and will be able to apply for jobs on-site with assistance from county staff.”

Attendees also will learn about the county’s benefits, wellness programs, and an on-site primary care provider and pharmacy for employees and their covered family members.

The county is currently providing a retention incentive of $1,000 for employees who are hired from now through Nov. 1 and who stay through June 2023, the release said.

"Cumberland County government is working hard to attract and retain a capable and skilled workforce,” Haney said. “We want to make sure job seekers in Cumberland County and the surrounding area know we’re here and what options are available for them to enter into lifelong careers in public service. We also want to make sure Cumberland County’s workforce is reflective of the community we serve.”

FSU’s Broadwell College reaccredited through 2027

Fayetteville State University’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics has been reaccredited for the next five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the college said in a release.

The Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting programs worldwide, the release said. Fewer than one-third of U.S. business schools and only 5% of international business schools have earned AACSB accreditation.

The Broadwell College of Business and Economics online and part-time MBA programs are ranked among the best in North Carolina and the nation, the release said.

FSU is a national top 10 Historically Black College and University for diversity, and the Broadwell College ranks among the best business schools for military-affiliated and veteran students, the release said.

“We are extremely proud of the exceptional programs, faculty and students in FSU’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics,” Monica T. Leach, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, said in the release. “The hard work of Dean (Ulysses) Taylor and his staff continues to guide the school to even greater accomplishments and prepare future business leaders to take their place in a global society.”

More than 1,700 FSU students are enrolled in the Broadwell College, with business administration their top-ranked major, the university said.

PWC to host Industry Day networking event Aug. 11

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will hold an Industry Day networking event on Aug. 11 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the utility’s administrative offices, 955 Old Wilmington Road.

Those who attend will hear about PWC and city of Fayetteville procurement opportunities, including purchases and inventory needs, general and professional service needs, electric and water system construction-repair needs, and fleet vehicle needs.

Attendees also will learn how to become a supplier of PWC and the city and how to certify as a small local supplier.

Registration is encouraged. To register, go to FayPWC.com/supplier-events/

For more information call 910-223-4016 or email Nikole.Bohannn@faypwc.com. 

Achievements & Appointments

  • Taylor Mobley, an accountant at Haigh, Byrd & Lambert LLP, recently passed the state of North Carolina’s Certified Public Accountants exam and received her license in April of 2021. Mobley has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. During college, she had a part-time internship at Haigh, Byrd & Lambert LLP and has been a full-time employee for three years.
  • Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed retired Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson chairman of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission. Before retiring from the Army, Anderson served for 33 years as a field artilleryman and general officer, including deployments to Grenada in Desert Storm and Afghanistan, the Governor’s Office said in a release. He also served as deputy commander and acting commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, the release said. Anderson was appointed to the commission by Cooper in 2019.
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