NCWorks Career Services


  • Career planning and coaching

  • Resume review & development

  • Job preparation workshops

  • Scholarships for training

  • Business recruitment & retention services

  • Skills assessment & labor market info

  • Customized Youth & Young Adult Services - Career Advantage Program

Alexander Career Center
604 7th St. SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-4631
(Located inside Alexander Co. DSS Office)


NCWorks Career Center – Burke
720 East Union St
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 438-6161


NCWorks Career Center – Caldwell
1909 Hickory Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 759-4680
(Located in the lower level of the Commerce Building)


NCWorks Career Center – Catawba
403 Conover Station SE
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 466-5535

Local Career Centers

NCWorks Online


NCWorks Online is a robust new website launched by the state of North Carolina to better connect you to employers and their thousands of job listings across the state.


All job-seekers are required to register on to access available job opportunities.

NC Division of Employment Security


In North Carolina, there are 3 criteria that individuals must meet in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits: 1) You must be unemployed due to no fault of your own. 2) You must be considered monetarily eligible. 3) You must be able, available and actively seeking work. You must register for work by building a resume with NCWorks Online at, the internet based job search and referral system provided by the North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions. Register on the website and then use the Resume Builder tool which will provide step-by-step assistance in compiling your prior employment history and occupational skills to create a resume. Information regarding unemployment benefits, eligibility, etc. can be found at the NC Division of Employment Security’s website at

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Telephone: ​828.322.9191

Fax: 828.322.5991

Mailing: P.O. Box 9026 | Hickory, NC 28603
Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
Hickory, NC 28601

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This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.