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Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, as of 6/3/2020 the NCWorks Career Centers remain closed. The NCWorks Career Centers will continue to provide job getting services to customers virtually, by phone, and/or by email. Direct phone calls to the career centers will go to voicemail and be returned promptly. Please leave your name and phone number.


  • Alexander/Catawba (828) 466-5535

  • Burke (828) 438-6161

  • Caldwell (828) 759-4680

The NCWorks Career Center cannot process unemployment claims now or when we do open to the public.


However, we may be able to assist you with training at a local community college or training provider, resume writing, job searches, interviewing prep, and other career services.



For Unemployment Dial 888-737-0259

For Pandemic Unemployment Dial 866-847-7209 (independent contractors/self-employed)

Hot Jobs Link

The hot jobs link provides a daily list of up-to-date job postings through NCWorks.gov for the Unifour Area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, & Catawba). Follow the link below to see the current listing, and register with NCWorks Online to apply.

Success Stories

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Workforce by the Numbers - June 2020

Welcome to the NCWorks Career Center

NC Career Clusters Guide

The Career Clusters Guide is a product of the NC Community College System, with support from the NC Department of Public Instruction – designed and produced by LEAD. 


Whether planning for high school, college, the workforce or a career change, you will find the North Carolina Career Clusters Guide a valuable resource as you make these important decisions. This guide is designed to be a tool for planning and preparing for a career. It provides you a structure for selecting careers based on linking what you know about yourself with information about occupations and typical training requirements. 

WFD Newsletter

Wish to stay informed about Workforce developments in the Western Piedmont? Sign up for the Workforce Development Newsletter to learn more about new and upcoming events, programs, and training opportunities.

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Virtual Workshops

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COVID-19 Business Relief Resources

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Career Center
Workshop Schedules - March

Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba March Workshops have been canceled. 

Alexander Career Center
604 7th St. SW
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-4631

NCWorks Career – Caldwell

1909 Hickory Blvd SE

Lenoir, NC 28645

(828) 759-4680

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

NCWorks Career Center – Catawba

403 Conover Station SE

Conover, NC 28613

(828) 466-5535

Certified Pathways



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