How many people in North Carolina does Alcoa employ?
About 30 people work for Alcoa at the Yadkin Project. This is down from nearly 1,000 employees it had when it operated regular aluminum smelting in North Carolina. Alcoa promised hundreds of aluminum manufacturing jobs for Stanly County for years to come during its 1958 licensing for the Yadkin Project. Yet when it ended regular smelting in 2002, it laid off 377 employees.