What we do
We help people find jobs and achieve their career goals, and we help employers find and retain a qualified workforce.
Work within the Division of Workforce Solutions is focused on three functional areas:
1. Planning and oversight of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding received annually by the state and from special grants.
2. Staffing and supporting the work of the N.C. Commission on Workforce Development.
3. Aligning our work and organizational structure with the mission and goals of the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Federal Workforce Investment Act Title I funds support programs and activities that upgrade the skills of existing workers, prepare youth and other emerging workers to enter the labor force, and reconnect dislocated workers and economically disadvantaged persons to the workforce. The goal of these activities and programs is to prepare workers to meet the job demands of new and existing businesses.