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
COVID-19 Workforce Response

This is a challenging time in our region. We are here to help. Resources are being made available to help you in this time of crisis. The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board not only is here to connect you with resources to help you through this pandemic. We are here to support your business and career needs now and into the future. For information on how we can help click the links below.

March 19, 2020. 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.  


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 

Those affected can apply for benefits online at You can also find FAQ at with answers for both employers and employees.


Although the local NCWorks Career Centers are closed to guests, staff are available to answer questions and provide other assistance virtually. This includes supports needed to complete the Unemployment Insurance process. For more information about local area NCWorks Career Centers, click the link below.

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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.