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Special Messages
Important Alert: The Division of Employment Security has begun mailing letters to claimants who received their FIRST unemployment benefit payment on or after March 1, 2014. These letters will inform claimants of a mandatory in-person interview, known as an Employability Assessment Interview (EAI). For more information on these interviews, click here.

Important Information Concerning 1099s
DES has completed the mailing of all 1099s. 1099s are also available online here. You need this 1099 because your unemployment benefits are taxable and you should include the unemployment insurance payments you received on your federal and state tax filing form.

There is currently no extension of federal unemployment benefits available. We will update our website if something changes. At this time, the maximum number of weeks someone is eligible for unemployment benefits in North Carolina is 19.

Are you properly searching for work to remain eligible for unemployment benefits? Click here for more information.

You may file online or:
To file a new initial claim 7 days a week call: 1-877-841-9617
To file a weekly certification, odd number SSNs on Monday & Wednesday through Saturday, even number SSNs on Tuesday through Saturday, call: 1-888-372-3453
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NC Job Bank
Allows you to find job(s) listed in North Carolina by:
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Occupational Category and Geographical Location or
Search by Criteria (job title/salary/experience).
A FAQ page provides more information about how NC Job Bank works.
opens a new browser window  NC State Government Jobs
Office of State Personnel list of state government job vacancies by category.
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opens a new browser window Jobs at ESC A list of available positions with the Employment Security Commission (as listed on the Office of State Personnel website).
opens a new browser window State Government Application (PD107) A state application must be completed to apply for any position in state government.
opens a new browser window The North Carolina State Government Internship Program
Provides a unqiue combination of learning, working, theory and practice. The program enables college students to assert initiative and creativity through hands-on involvement and problem solving.

National Job Openings
opens a new browser window America's Job Bank
A computerized network linking state Employment Service offices to provide job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere and nationwide exposure for their resumes. For employers it provides rapid, national exposure for job openings and an easily accessible pool of candidates.
Federal Government Jobs
The links below provide sources for jobs in the federal government.
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opens a new browser window USOPM The U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.
opens a new browser window Federal Research Service A privately-compiled database containing thousands of currently-available federal job openings.
opens a new browser window Federal Jobs Digest Jobs at all career levels and in all occupations.

Employer Information
opens a new browser window Employer Listing
This ALMIS Employer Database provides employer information to be used for career exploration, job search assistance, job development efforts and related services.
opens a new browser window Local Employment Service Providers
Information about companies providing employment services in your area.

More Job Search Resources
opens a new browser window Yahoo's Directory of Job and Career Resouces
An extensive list of job search websites, career information sites, and other job and career related websites.
opens a new browser window Google's Directory of Job and Career Resources
Another extensive list of job search websites, career information sites, and other job and career related websites.
opens a new browser window Careers.org North Carolina Career Resources
A list of North Carolina specific job search and career resources.
opens a new browser window Carolina Preferred Jobs
A list of North and South Carolina jobs and career resources.