Goldsboro is located in eastern North Carolina and is best known for the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, which is home of the 4th Fighter Wing. The wing houses the multi-role, all-weather F-15E Strike Eagle and provides aircraft to support the Aerospace Expeditionary Force. A perk of being near the Air Force Base is watching the F-15E Strike Eagle jets take to the blue skies. The city is the county seat of Wayne County.
But Goldsboro is also famous for its barbecue, along with rich cultural and heritage roots. Visitors and residents enjoy activities such as paddling, exploring the city's parks, Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, festivals and outdoor concerts. Dining, accommodations, entertainment and recreation are also lures for tourists, not to mention the ongoing revitalization of downtown's Historic District. Oheb Shalom synagogue's Romanesque Revival building is the second oldest synagogue building in North Carolina.
Goldsboro's median household income is $41,670.
Goldsboro North Carolina Job Opportunities
Goldsboro's major industries are in defense, due to the Air Force Base, and health care. Health care jobs include positions as therapists, nurses, support staff and more. Wayne Memorial Hospital is the county's second largest employer. The City of Goldsboro also employs 441 full-time personnel.
Goldsboro also has a strong education industry, home to both Wayne Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College's Goldsboro campus. Education jobs are available in a variety of positions. The requirements for these jobs depend on whether the positions are for higher education, which require advanced degrees, or supporting roles that may call for four-year degree, certification or a combination of education and experience.
Goldsboro North Carolina Employment Trends
The projected annual job growth for the city is 2 percent, with 1.9 percent tech employment. Forbes Magazine named the city number 133 in Job Growth.