Hertford County JobLink Career Center
The Hertford County JobLink Career Center located in the Dupont L. Davis Workforce Training Center on the campus of Roanoke-Chowan Community College was established to provide citizens with employment and training opportunities, career exploration and planning, and support services in a customer driven one-stop setting.
Linking job seekers and employers to strengthen the workforce…
- JobLink Career Centers provide you a single place to address your employment and training needs.
- JobLink Career Centers offer a more convenient, efficient and effective way for all job seekers to look for a new or better job.
- Job Placement Assistance
- Job Development
- Career Information
- Education & Training Assessment
- Self-Directed Job Search
- Workforce Re-entry
- Needs and Services Referral
- Unemployment Insurance
- Work Permits
- Notary Services
- Voter Registration
- Fax Services
- Selective Service Registration
- Computerized Typing Test
- Employability Lab
- OJT (On-the-Job Training)
- Veteran Services
- Trade Adjustment Act
- Job Listings
- Labor Market Information
- School-to-Careers Apprenticeship Program
- Workforce Investment Act Training Program
- Youth-at-Work Program
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Services for the Blind
- Department of Social Services
- Title V Older Worker Program
- Federal Bonding Program
- Job listings and referrals
- Clerical Testing
- Resume Preparation Assistance
- On-line registration and job selection (www.ncesc.com)
- Labor Market Information
- On-line state applications
- Referrals to supportive services
- Job Development Contacts
- On-line, telephone or in-person filing (www.ncesc.com or 1-877-841-9617)
- On-line potential benefits estimator
- Eligibility based on earnings in covered employment – not paid by worker
- Must be able to work, available for work and actively seeking work
- No restrictions to keep from accepting full-time suitable work
- Earnings allowance (usually about 20% of WBA) – amount you can earn before any deductions
- Retirement pensions come off the top (not subject to earnings allowance)
- Claims are effective on Sunday of week in which they are filed. Each claim lasts for a period of one year. During that one-year period, you are allowed to draw between 13 and 26 weeks. The money may run out before the year does.
- There are no extensions available at the present time.
- Duration of benefits is figured by dividing the total base period wages by the highest quarter and multiplying by eight and two-thirds (8 2/3). The maximum duration is 26 weeks.
- Severance Pay: If you receive severance pay when you leave your job, you must wait until the period covered by the severance pay has passed before filing a claim for benefits. Exception: If you enroll in training (one approved class) and bring proof of your enrollment, you will not be required to wait until the period covered by the severance pay runs out. You can file immediately.
- Waiting Period: The first eligible week of each claim series is a waiting period. No one who files against the State of North Carolina is paid for the first eligible week of their claim.
- Enrolled In Training: If you are enrolled in training under the Dislocated Worker Program, you may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits without having to look for work while you are attending school.
- Work Refusals: Failure to accept suitable work could affect your eligibility for benefits. If you refuse work, you will give a statement explaining why you did not accept the job. This statement will be sent to Raleigh and a determination will be made. The criteria for determining whether or not work is suitable are the degree of risk involved to health, safety, and morals; physical fitness and prior training; experience and prior earnings; length of unemployment; prospects for securing local work in your primary occupation.
NOTE: Suitability of work may change as the length of your unemployment progresses. When you first become unemployed, your chances of finding other work are the best they will ever be. Your skills are at their peak and statistics have shown that the majority of individuals find work in the first week following their separation from employment. The longer you remain unemployed, you begin losing your skills and your chances of finding work diminish. In view of this, when you first become unemployed, your wage expectation might be higher than it is after you have been unemployed for a while. As your length of unemployment increases, you may need to lower your expectations. A job which was not considered suitable for you at the beginning of your claim may be considered suitable later in the claim series.