Jobseekers who live in East Durham will soon be able to conduct job searches and apply for jobs without leaving their neighborhood.
The NCWorks Mobile Unit – a “career center on wheels” – will be on the 300 block of South Driver Street, next to Angier Avenue Baptist Church, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: September 2, 9, 23, 30 and October 7, 14, 21.
Over the next two months, residents will be able to take advantage of all the services and resources it has to offer, including registration with NCWorks Online, conducting job searches, and applying to jobs.
“We’re committed to giving people the tools and resources they need to connect to jobs,” said Will Collins, executive director of NCWorks. “In addition to helping people find work, the NCWorks Mobile Unit will also provide businesses with access to talented workers who will make them stronger, improving both the economy and quality of life for Durham and North Carolina.”
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According to Durham Workforce Development Board Chair Steven Williams, the mobile unit also supports the Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative Jobs Taskforce by giving jobseekers the ability to more easily conduct online job searches as well as learn about beneficial training and other career-based opportunities.
“The task force recently identified transportation as an employment barrier,” Williams said. “We believe that sending the Mobile Unit directly into this neighborhood will help people more easily access services to find employment.”
In addition to the NCWorks Mobile Unit, jobseekers may also get assistance at the NCWorks Career Center, 1105 S. Briggs Ave., or the NCWorks Career Center at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Suite 848, as well as a host of satellite centers.
For more information, visit NCWorks Online or contact NCWorks Career Center Manager Tanya Spaulding-Smeltz at 919-560-6880.
The program is made possible due to the support of the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions, the Durham Workforce Development Board, the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the NCWorks Career Centers.