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
N C Works Individual Resources

Local Area NCWorks Career Centers are available to help now. Contact us:

NCWorks Career Center of Forsyth, serving Forsyth, Davie & Stokes Counties

email:    phone: 336-724-3625

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NCWorks Career Center of Rockingham, serving Rockingham & Caswell Counties

email:    phone: 336-634-5600

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NCWorks Career Center of Surry, serving Surry and Yadkin Counties

email:     phone: 336-786-4169

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File for Unemployment Benefits

How to Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Visit the Department of Employment Security (DES) website.

FAQ for individuals, visit FAQ on the DES website.


Expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Independent contractors and self-employed workers are not typically eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. However, these individuals may qualify for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance available as a result of COVID-19. The Division of Employment Security is awaiting guidance from the federal government to implement the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. For more information and to apply, visit the Department of Employment Security (DES) website.


On-line Career Resources

Now is a great time to update update your resume! Search for jobs on-line! Or research labor market information! All these career resources and more are available on-line at the


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The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Local area NCWorks Career Centers and NCWorks NextGen Youth Programs operate under the guidance of Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and are part of the state and national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act system.