Workforce Development is Our Mission

The ECWDB collaborates with local businesses, government, and education partners to develop effective programs and services that improve the workforce. In doing so, we are creating a talent pipeline that will result in satisfied employers offering long-term employment and increased wage earnings.  

Our goal is to:

  • Engage business and community leaders in addressing workforce issues and promote strategies to improve basic workforce skills.
  • Assist job seekers with accessing the resources they need to find a great job, or to get access to education, training, and funds to get the qualifications they need.
  • Help employers find qualified workers and assist them with their business needs.  

Here on our website you will find the information you need to get connected with individuals that can help you. 

Message from the Chair

Our 2020 Strategic Plan: We want to develop the workforce through a collaborative approach that facilitates partnerships between job seekers, workers, employers, and educators.

NCWorks Career Centers

NCWorks Career Centers are facilities which provide job seekers, training seekers, and employers access to a variety of employment and training services all in one location.

Job Seeker Services

We connect job seekers with available job opportunities, and if you are not qualified, we will help you find the resources to get the necessary training and education.

Business Services

We work with employers to connect them with individuals who have the talent, skills, and education to fill new jobs. We provide you with the resources to compete in the marketplace.

25,339 Job Seekers Served - PY2019


Job Seekers Served - PY2019

2,035 Employers Served - PY 2019


Employers Served - PY 2019

5.5% - October 2020 Local Unemployment Rate - October 2020

5.5% - October 2020

Local Unemployment Rate - October 2020

Recent News

Annual Report Program Year 2019-2020

We are proud to present our PY 2019-2020 Annual Report!  We have put together this annual report to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved and to present the impact that we have made in our community over the past ...

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Forklift Manufacturer to Expand in Kinston

Crown Equipment Corporation projected to add more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County

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January 2021 Newsletter

This newsletter highlights the recent accomplishments of the ECWDB and our partners!

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