A career center that averages about 1,000 visitors a month has moved from Smithfield to Clayton.
The NCWorks Career Center, formerly at 224 Peedin Road in Smithfield, opened Monday at 8998 U.S. 70 Business in Clayton.
Hours in Clayton will differ slightly from the Smithfield schedule, which was 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In Clayton, the Career Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.
The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions announced the move as part of a broader realignment following cuts in federal and state funding sources.
At the new center, citizens will have access to the same services before. Those include Internet access, resume preparation, career counseling and assistance with the job-search portal NCWorks Online.
The staffing won’t change, said Kim Genardo, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Commerce.
“We will provide the same great employment service to our customers,” Genardo said in an email. “This office is larger so we can provide additional training opportunities in the near future.”
Workforce Solutions says it wants to improve customer service at the center by cross-training staff members and integrating NCWorks Online into the day-to-day operations, the release said.
“Our workforce programs are essential to helping people train for and find employment, so it’s crucial that we develop ways to more efficiently serve our communities,” Will Collins, assistant secretary for Workforce Solutions, said in a statement. “These adjustments help us succeed in our mission: to strengthen North Carolina’s economy by connecting employers to talented job seekers.”