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 FAQs for Businesses

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The COVID-19 outbreak is proving to be a unique challenge to our region's businesses. Staying informed of the latest resources with this collection of statewide organizations and programs that can boost your business' stability and help you prepare for the future. Our Business Engagement Team is here to help you navigate this pandemic and the plan for the future.

How can I get help with my business workforce needs?

This is a challenging time for businesses in our region. We know things are changing rapidly and it may be difficult to stay on top of the resources available to help you. Our Business Engagement Team is here to help you navigate this pandemic and plan for the future.

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What do I do if I urgently need to recruit new employees?

If your business is experiencing unprecedented growth and needs to find new employees quickly, your Business Engagement Coordinator to make sure your job postings are reaching the right people so you can keep your business running smoothly.

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What do I do if I am preparing for a personnel layoff or closure?

If you’re preparing for a personnel layoff or closure, whether temporary or permanent, you may be required to file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) with the state. Giving us this notice will trigger our Rapid Response services. Contact us to file a WARN Notice.

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Stay Updated On Workforce News Through NC Department of Commerce

NC Department of Commerce provides the latest news and assistance programs relating to your business. Bookmark this website for reference as the COVID-19 situation continues as it will be updated frequently.

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Find Business Relief Resources

If you’re looking for assistance but don’t know where to start, Business Link NC is the place to go to get personalized recommendations and resources. To connect with a confidential business counselor now, click the link below or call 800.228.8443.

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Protect Your Small Business

In this unstable time, small businesses are particularly vulnerable. Business guidance from North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center can help you prepare for whatever lies ahead.

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Understand Unemployment Insurance

There have been recent changes to unemployment insurance benefits. The NC Division of Employment Security can connect employers and their laid off employees to the resources they need under this new guidance.

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Prevent Layoffs

NCWorks Business Edge consulting services are designed to help North Carolina employers prevent or reduce job losses. Business Edge layoff aversion specialists collaborate with at-risk companies by assessing the business challenge and delivering tailor-made solutions.

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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.