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Special Messages
Holiday Reminder: On Friday, April 18th, the DES will be closed due to the state holiday observance of Good Friday. Claims can be filed continuously through the weekend and processing of claims will resume on Sunday, April 20th.

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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opens a new browser window Find Jobs with NCWorks
NCWorks is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

opens a new browser window  NC State Government Jobs
Office of State Human Resources list of state government job vacancies by category.
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Jobs at DES A list of available positions with the Division of Employment Security (as listed on the Office of State Personnel website).
opens a new browser window UNC System Jobs Search and apply to open positions with the University of North Carolina system campuses.

opens a new browser window Teach 4 NC  Make a Difference. Teach in North Carolina
A resource dedicated to the recruitment of teaching professionals for public schools in North Carolina.

opens a new browser window The North Carolina State Government Internship Program
Provides a unique combination of learning, working, theory and practice. The program enables college students to assert initiative and creativity through hands-on involvement and problem solving.

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opens a new browser window USA Jobs  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 USOPM  Information about federal government, wage information, and benefits for federal employment. The federal government's human resource and personnel information page.

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 CareerOneStop
Your pathway to career success featuring career exploration and assessment tools. CareerOneStop helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. CareerOneStop has links to additional USDOL sponsored career assessment and resource sites, such as "My Skills, My Future", and "My Next Move".

opens a new browser window Careers.org North Carolina Career Resources
A list of North Carolina specific job search and career resources.