The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More

Newsletter Edition V1, April 2, 2020

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            April 2,2020, Edition VI

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

This is a challenging time for businesses in our region. We are here to help. Resources are being made available to help you sustain your business in this time of crisis. We know things are changing rapidly and it may be difficult to stay on top of those resource available to you.

Our Business Engagement Team is here to help.

The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board offers customized business solutions offered at no cost. We understand that COVID-19 might cause changes within your business and our staff are available to provide information and connect you with needed the resources and support. Please contact the Business Services Coordinator in your county for more information: 

Phydesia Lewis

Rockingham & Caswell

Business Services Coordinator 

336.904.0300 Ext 4002

Michelle Slaton

Forsyth & Davie

Business Services Coordinator

336.904.0300 Ext 4008

Preston Roseboro

Stokes, Surry & Yadkin

Business Services Coordinator

336.904.0300 Ext 4009


Small Business Loan Webinar, Monday April 6th, 11 a.m.

Find out about two lending opportunities offered by the Small Business Administration, (1) Paycheck Protection Program and (2) Injury Disaster Loan, and regional recovery strategies coordinated by Piedmont Triad Regional Council.

Click here to register for the event.


Economic Recovery Disaster Loans

The Small Business Administration has approved the North Carolina Governor’s request for a disaster declaration, and you may begin the application process. Applicants are encouraged to apply online:


Information for Employees and Job Seekers

NCWorks Centers Closed to the Public

While the NCWorks Career Center is temporarily closed to the public, we will continue to provide services virtually and by phone.

Please contact us using the telephone numbers below to receive staff-assisted services, whether you are a jobseeker or an employer.

         NCWorks Contact Information by County County:

        Forsyth, Davie, Stokes    (336) 464-0520

        Caswell, Rockingham     (336) 634-5600

        Surry, Yadkin                      (336) 786-4169

You may also continue to access NCWorks Online at Thank you for your patience! 

Unemployment Insurance


NCWorks Career Centers are not actually “unemployment offices,” and we do not process Unemployment Insurance claims. We do help unemployed jobseekers to find new jobs. Currently, you do not need to visit a Career Center to file an unemployment insurance claim. To apply for unemployment benefits, visit or call: 888-737-0259.



Questions? Contact us at 336.904.0300