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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

Employment Security - NC Department of Commerce

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

NC Works

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

Wilkes County Vocational Workshop Facebook

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

Work First Family Assistance

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

Experience Programs


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


Life Re-Entry Plan - Wilkes Prision Ministery

Wilkes Job Link Career Center

Employment and training needs from various partner agencies.

312 Wilkesboro Avenue

Midtown Plaza

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Open 8am to 5pm




Wilkes JobLink Career Center

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




Goodwill Job Services

Kelly Services

Employment Agency 

819 West Drive

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 838-7303

Kelly 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


Wilkes Circles of Care

Wilkes Works

Provide employment services.

902 Boston Ave.

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

(336) 661-0694

Wilkes County Job Opportunites

A listing of municipal job openings, based in Wilkes County, NC.

Wilkes County Job Opportunities