Non-Municipal Population Highlights

To see where your county stands and to view non-municipal population highlights, click here. The complete Census release of 2016 population estimates for sub county areas is available on through American FactFinder, QuickFacts, and the Population Estimates Program Web page.  In the coming months, the Census Bureau will release 2016 population estimates of national, state, and county population estimates by age, sex, race, and Hispanic Origin.

WIOA Success Story

Are you having a hard time landing a job and feel defeated or frustrated? NCWorks Career Centers have staff that can help assist you.  If you need a little inspiration, read this success story and how an individual that had been released for prison was having a difficult time finding employment and through meetings with an employee at NCWorks Career Center, proper training and certification, is now a full-time employee.  Click here for the entire story.

CCX Transportation and Freight Master Plan

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership (CGP), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and North

Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC) are partnering with CSX to develop the Carolina Connector Intermodal Facility (CCX) in Edgecombe County that will provide intermodal access to Rocky Mount, the Twin Counties (Nash and Edgecombe County), the Triangle, and all of eastern North Carolina. The construction of CCX will also provide rail intermodal access to the Port of Wilmington. In order to maximize the number of jobs created by CCX, the area around the site and transportation connections between the site and other potential freight nodes need to be planned. For more information, please click here.

North Carolina Employment and Training Association Annual Conference

Deborah Cozart, Performance and Accountability Coordinator, recently attended the North Carolina Employment and Training Association (NCETA) annual NCETA conference which was a Celebration of 50 Years of Excellence. Truly a lot has changed over the past 50 years. And this conference provided her a chance to gain up-to-date knowledge on the ever evolving changes and existing issues in workforce development practices. According to Dr. Robert J. (Bob) Witchger, President of the North Carolina Employment and Training Association, “Workforce development issues have never been more important than they are today”, and as a result, NCETA concentrated their conference planning efforts on “Focusing on Frontline Workforce Development Professionals”. Click here to continue reading…

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance Cruisers 2017 Event

SAVE THE DATE: The Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance Cruisers 2017 event is scheduled for June 21, 2017 from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm.  There will be two panel discussions hosted, a tour of Franklinton High School, and local Workforce Development Boards and Vance-Granville Community College will have information tables related to career pathways.  We will also serve lunch.  Please click here to view the Save the Date flyer!  Check back for more information coming soon.  We look forward to seeing you there!!

May is Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. Older Americans are working longer, striving for wellness, engaging in their communities and advocating for themselves and others.  The 2017 Older American Month Theme, Age Out Loud, is designed to reflect today’s older Americans.  Let’s recognize and celebrate what getting older means today and use this opportunity to learn how we can best support the seniors in our community.

Please click here to see the press release for details.

Legal Resources for Jobseekers

Legal Aid of NC (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income individuals in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.

Click here for more information on how to join the LIVE WEBINAR on Wednesday, April 26th @ 10:00 a.m. and find out how Legal Aid can help your customers and how you can connect with them.

WorkForce Development Events & News

NCETA Conference:
Deborah Cozart, Performance & Accountability Coordinator, will be attending the NCETA Conference in Wilmington, NC April 19th-21st to celebrate 50 years of excellence. Click here for more information on the conference.

April Career Center Events:

Click here for April events at local Career Centers.

Game-changing Pathway Strategies: A Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative Event
All partners throughout the Triangle Region with a role in career advising are invited to attend the upcoming career awareness event on Friday, May 5th, 2017 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. The Triangle Regional Career Pathways Collaborative is presenting this half-day professional development series that will delve into in-demand occupations, skill demands of the industry, and information to help you better understand the regional landscape so that you can provide more informed advice to students, customers, and clients. The relationship between workforce development and economic development is a close one. A skilled workforce brings in business and more career opportunities for our citizens, but they need to be ready! Click here for more details.  Click here to register.