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Wilkes Community Resources: Employment / Job Assistance

Employment Security Commission

Job search assistance, assessment tests, referrals. Other needs such as faxes and computers for job search needs.

320 Wilkesboro Avenue (Midtown Plaza)

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-5164

NC Works Career Center

Open daily for job search assistance, information on unemployment insurance, work readiness skills, and training opportunities.

1320 West D. Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 839-5164

http://www.ncworks.gov

Wilkes County Vocational Workshop, Inc.

Vocational development/adult developmental activities and sheltered employment programs.

501 Elkin Hwy 268 East

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-3812

Work First

North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called Work First (WF), is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children. Work First provides parents with short-term training and other services to help them become employed and move toward self-sufficiency. Families in which grandparents and relatives are caring for their relative children and legal guardians can receive services and support that prevent children from unnecessarily entering the foster care system.

304 College Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 651-7400

(336) 903- 7277

Experience Works Program - Over 55

Job Training and employment program for Americans 55+. Participants are economically disadvantaged and live in rural and suburban areas.

312 Wilkesboro Avenue (Midtown Plaza)

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 651-2540

https://www.experienceworks.org/

Re-Entry

Offers a re-entry program to help inmates or those on parole become self-sufficient. Offers help with employment, money management, how to access community services, and more.

Confidential location

336-667-4533

https://www.wilkesprisonministry.org/reentry.html

Wilkes Joblink Career Center

Employment and training needs from various partner agencies.

312 Wilkesboro Avenue

 

Midtown Plaza

 

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

 

336-651-2540

 

https://www.wilkesjoblink.com/

Goodwill Career Connections

Goodwill provides a wide range of training, placement and workforce development services to help people develop the skills they need to find jobs and become more independent. These services are offered at our Workforce Development Centers and are offered in partnership with area community colleges, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, Mental Health and other community organizations.

1821 US Highway 421

 

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

 

336-667-0889

 

virtualnav@goodwillnwnc.org

 

https://www.goodwillnwnc.org/services/job-services/

Wilkes Circles of Care

Helps people become self-sufficient by offering workshops on financial planning, job training and interview skills, and how to find housing and healthcare.

1105 Hinshaw Street

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

801-810-9262

http://www.wilkescirclesofcare.org/

Wilkes Works

Provide employment services.

902 Boston Ave.

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 661-0694