Training Leads to New Career

Shante Williams needed a good job. She moved from Florida to Durham with her husband and 16-month-old son in 2018 to be closer to family, but finding a good job proved more challenging. “I had been here for seven months,” said Williams, 31. “I was new to the state, and I wasn’t working.” Williams’ aunt […]


You can also find the career location most convenient for you — and to take advantage
of free job-seeking services we offer there. NCWorks offers a one-stop online resource
to search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training.

  • Find a job: search for job opening, trending jobs, jobs based on your employment history, and jobs in related occupations.
  • Get trained: find free online training courses and relevant job training opportunities in your area.
  • Review job market: review job requirements, compare salary expectations, and identify employers that are hiring in your area.
  • Explore new careers: find in-demand jobs in your occupation, discover new careers that match your job skills or interests, and find occupations from our Career Ladder.



We can help guide you through the steps of selecting the ideal career or occupation based on your skills, knowledge, experience and interests. You can learn what career path or type of job best suits you as well as areas for which you might want to receive more training and education.

If you already have a career in mind, we can help you identify a specific occupation and display information on wages, employers and jobs that are available as well as the details of available education and training, the job requirements and the nature of the work involved.

Or, maybe you want to choose a career or occupation by analyzing the current labor market trends where you want to work, including wages, employment projections and educational requirements.


We can help match you with a job that fits your skills, knowledge and experience. Search by keyword or use advanced search options such as types of occupations, minimum salary and education level.

Beyond just finding a job, we can help you plan out a career path that allows you to grow and develop for a more sustainable future.


Whether you need some additional training to qualify for a job or want to brush up on specific skills to position yourself as a more qualified candidate, we can help you explore options for on-the-job training, apprenticeships, certification programs and soft skills training.


We work with community partners such as the Durham County Local Reentry Council to support gainful employment of justice-involved residents in our community. These programs are designed to provide support, mentorship, training, and case management to ensure successful transition to employment, which contribute to safer communities and an enhanced quality of life for justice involved citizens.


Home to nearly 800,000 veterans and several major military installations, North Carolina has a distinguished history in serving the U.S. military veterans and their families. This collection of resources provides services for veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses to obtain employment.

Veterans can register online for workshops or classes taught at NCWorks Career Centers, or by contacting theDurham NCWorks Career Center.


We also provide designated support services to those who have been displaced due to a layoff. Services include initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and need for supportive services. Referrals can also be made to supportive training services, as needed. In addition, we can offer job referrals and placement assistance and job development activities that will help increase employment opportunities for participants.


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