This year with more North Carolinians out of work in 2009, there is one county ready to ring in the new year with new opportunities for workers.
Kinston Economic Development Commission says 'they're on their way' to recovery.
Since the announcement of Spirit Aerosystems and now the construction of Sanderson's Farm underway in three different places in the county, hiring has increased.
Mark Pope with Economic Development says more and more people who lost jobs could soon be able to pick up some from the creation of new corporations.
Pope says they're starting to take applications now for managerial jobs at Sanderson's Farm next year for the processing facility being built on Highway 70.