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The 2019 Eastern North Carolina Economic Development Review is Released

The 2019 Eastern North Carolina Economic Development Review is sponsored by the NCEast Alliance. Read all about it!!

The 2019 Eastern North Carolina Economic Development Review

Updated: June 03, 2019

Finish Line Grant Assists Students with Emergencies

If you are half way through your training program at one of our regional community colleges and now find yourself facing an unforseen emergency, we can help. 

Finish Line Grant Informational Video - Governor Cooper

Governor Cooper highlights Finish Line Grant at Lenoir Community College - News Article

Finish Line Grants will help students with hardships - News Article

Finish Line Grant - Frequently Asked Questions


Updated: March 18, 2019

Hurricane Florence Creates Job Opportunities for Unemployed Workers

The ECWDB has launched the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program that is sponsored by the US Department of Labor. The program provides temporary employment to individuals who have lost their jobs due to Hurricane Florence or who have been unemployed for 13 weeks or longer. Some of the available temporary positions include, but are not limited to: General Laborers and Maintenance Workers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Disaster Program Case Managers and Administrative Assistants. For details, please contact your local NCWorks Career Center.

For more information on the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program, please click on the following links:

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program - Press Release

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program - Frequently Asked Questions

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Employment Program - Program Flyer

Updated: October 04, 2018

ECWDB Launches New NCWorks Assessment Tool Available for Southeast Region’s Students, Job-Seekers, and Employers

The ECWDB has launched Traitify in the Southeast Prosperity Zone. Traitify is a quick (90 seconds) and easy work-based career assessment that is designed to measure personality traits. The personality data gathered identifies specific aspects of how someone works, the type of work they would enjoy and even includes details such as which personalities they would work well with and those that may pose a conflict.

We believe that this will be a great tool in advising on career pathways, matching individuals to career pathways in which they will be successful and finding suitable job candidates for employers. The site also links to to display job opportunities in the region.  The assessment is available for use by local K-12, community colleges, NCWorks Career Centers, and partners such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Department of Social Services.

For companies, existing employees matter, too!  With average turnover rates around 15% and sometimes costing 2x annual salary to replace, it’s crucial to monitor the personalities within your organization.  Build teams with personalities that can coexist and understand the best ways to communicate with the different individuals within your organization!

To try Traitify for yourself, please visit:

Updated: July 12, 2018



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