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
In light of the recent spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we would like to address the current operations of the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board.
Executive Order 118
In an effort to ensure you are aware of Governor Cooper's Executive Order 118 that impacts Unemployment Insurance for both employers and employees, we wanted to send the following pieces of information along:
1. Order removes the one-week waiting period for individuals to apply for benefits
2. Order removes the requirement that a person must look for another job during this time
3. Order also allows employees, who lost their jobs or who have had their hours reduced due to COVID-19 issues, to apply for unemployment benefits
4. Order instructs the Employment Security office to not allocate charges to employers’ accounts for individuals who are paid benefits for reasons related to COVID-19
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 atwww.ncworks.gov. Thank you for your patience!
IMPORTANT: 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 www.des.nc.gov or call: 888-737-0259.
Information for Employers
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: