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Division of Employment Security and NC Works

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North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES)

Gaston County Office

NCWorks Career Center
1391 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia NC 28052

Phone: (704) 853-5328
Fax: (704) 853-5303

Office Hours:
Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact by phone for Workshops

More Help Finding a Job

Goodwill Job Connections

Offers computer access and training, job board, telephone, voice mail, copier, fax, resume preparation, mock interviews, and career counselors:

Gaston County Job Connection
116 Armstrong St
Gastonia NC 28054
Phone: 704-916-1610

Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. offers free online tutorials in computer technology and other work skills: (

Gaston College

Gaston College offers several No Cost Classes for people who are unemployed, notified of pending layoff, working and eligible for Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, or earning a wage at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Classes include Basic Computer Technology, Occupational Effectiveness Skills, Truck Driver Training, and A+ on Your Next Interview. For class information, call 704-922-2244.

Gaston College also offers GED preparation and testing. For more information on test preparation, call 704-922-6545.

Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) - United States Department of Labor

Offers a one-stop online employment services website,, with links to job centers around the country, career-path exploration, approved local training programs, colleges and universities, listings for federal jobs; as well as advice on how to start a business, and guidance for employers looking to hire veterans.

Local Jobs

Local Newspapers

These web sites include job advertisements for the Gaston County region:

Paper copies of both the Gazette and the Observer are available at all library branches.

Local Government Jobs

Job Websites

The following websites provide free access to job listings:

Thinking about changing careers? O*NET online (U.S. Dept. of Labor) has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

Vocational Exams Preparation

Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Job Hunting
Revised: 9 Aug 2022

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