Get the latest information and resources on COVID-19 in North Carolina for North Carolina businesses.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges to our state’s businesses. Stay informed of the latest resources with this collection of statewide organizations and programs that can boost your business’s stability and help you prepare for the future. While physical access to NCWorks Career Centers is often suspended to protect the health and safety of customers and staff, the Centers are open and delivering services to jobseekers and employers through websites, email, and by phone.

Stay Updated On Workforce News Through NC Department of Commerce

NC Department of Commerce provides the latest news and assistance programs relating to your business. Bookmark this website for reference as the COVID-19 situation continues, as it will be updated frequently.

Stay up to date on the latest news


Find Business Relief Resources

If you’re looking for assistance but don’t know where to start, the EDPNC Small Business Advisors service is the place to go to get personalized recommendations and resources. Connect with a confidential business counselor now.

Click or call 800.228.8443


Protect Your Small Business

In this unstable time, small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Business guidance from North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center can help you prepare for whatever lies ahead.

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Understand Unemployment Insurance

There have been recent changes to unemployment insurance benefits. The NC Division of Employment Security can connect employers and their laid off employees to the resources they need under this new guidance.

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Prevent Layoffs

NCWorks Business Edge consulting services are designed to help North Carolina employers prevent or reduce job losses. Business Edge layoff aversion specialists collaborate with at-risk companies by assessing the business challenge and delivering tailor-made solutions.

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File a WARN Notice

If you’re preparing for a personnel layoff or closure, whether temporary or permanent, you may be required to file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification with the state. Giving us this notice will trigger our Rapid Response services.

See how to file


Recruit New Employees

If your business is experiencing growth and needs to find new employees quickly, connect with NCWorks to make sure your job postings are reaching the right people, so you can keep your business running smoothly.

Post jobs through NCWorks


COVID-19 Vaccines

For accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit

Find Your Closest NCWorks Career Center

Get help navigating all that NCWorks offers by calling or visiting your local Career Center. Simply click your location on the map for a detailed list of contact information.

Free Business Services Available
at NCWorks Career Centers

How We Can Help Your Business:

  • Qualified candidate referrals and applicant screening
  • Employee training resources and programs
  • Accommodations for interviewing
  • Job fair organization assistance
  • Workshops designed specifically for employers
  • Current labor market statistics and projections (including wages)
  • Tax credit information for hiring certain groups of workers
  • Federal Bonding information (at-risk worker hiring insurance)
  • Layoff prevention services
  • Access to our reference library