New Job Opportunities Coming to Right to Work North Carolina

North Carolina is seeing an increase in job opportunities as companies continue to invest in the Right Work state. The most recent Right to Work North Carolina investments are coming from Berk-Tek and Nelipak, as well as Catalent and Albemarle. Each one of these will create new jobs in the area and therefore help the economy continue to grow! Read on in order to find out about each business’s positive impact.


Berk-Tek is investing $27 million in order to expand and create 100 new jobs in Right to Work Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.

“Fuquay-Varina has long been home to our Company’s fiber optic manufacturing, and we are extremely excited to partner with the town on our new expansion project. Fuquay-Varina is an attractive location for us in many ways, but we especially appreciate the access to such a talented workforce that we need to continue growing our business.” […]

“This project is the perfect example of the power of partnerships in economic development. These partnerships give Fuquay-Varina businesses a competitive advantage. Local leaders collaborated to address [Berk-Tek]’s needs to ensure they receive the workforce and economic development services to make this project successful.”



Nelipak Corporation is investing $11.8 million and creating 36 new jobs in Right to Work Winston-Salem as a result of a new facility.

“Winston-Salem is another Carolina Core anchor that is using its rich manufacturing history to transform its innovation economy. […] Nelipak will greatly benefit from our central East Coast location, a well-educated workforce, and partnership in training systems that will support the company’s North American operations for many years to come.”



Catalent is investing $40 million in order to add a new location and create 200 new jobs in Right to Work Durham, North Carolina.

“Catalent is committed to the continuous growth and expansion of its analytical capabilities. […] By establishing significant additional capacity here on the East Coast, we can offer our customers greater flexibility and expanded support services across the biologics and advanced modalities development pipeline.” […]

“North Carolina is a leading life sciences cluster with a 10 percent increase in pharmaceutical manufacturing businesses over the past five years. […] With the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing workforce in the southeastern United States, Tier 1 research network, and a strong transportation system for global distribution, we believe Catalent will be successful doing business here.” […]

“Catalent is an industry leader in bringing important and life-saving drugs to market, and their announcement of 200-plus new jobs right here in Durham County adds a key piece to our biotechnology ecosystem. […] We also greatly appreciate the opportunity to help them partner with local institutions to hire local talent and grow the local life sciences workforce.”



Albemarle is investing $180 million in order to add a new facility and create 200 new jobs in Right to Work Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

“Albemarle appreciates the support from the State of North Carolina and the City of Charlotte for this exciting project. […] The Albemarle Technology Park is an important piece of our journey to develop advanced energy storage technologies that power our future.” […]

“North Carolina’s momentum in electric vehicles, battery production, and related industries is truly remarkable. […] It’s a pleasure to see this latest vote of confidence in our state from a world-class company like Albemarle.”


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