What are Star Jobs? North Carolina’s 5-Star Jobs represent occupations with the greatest projected employment potential through 2026. Occupations were rated from 1-5 stars based on wages, projected growth rates, and projected job openings. For a complete list of Star Jobs and explanation of the rating process, visit the Star Jobs website

    NC Works: Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training. 


    1. Skills Training for Job Seekers: Enhance Your Resume, Market Yourself, Explore A New Career. These are called HRD (Human Resources Development) courses and are fee-waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, "underemployed," or who have received notice of layoff or pending layoff.

    2. Train to earn industry-recognized certifications and develop your job search skills: 100 Plus Training Programs at Wake Tech: PROGRAM BROCHURE. This is part of the WCE Career Pathways Program. The program is designed to serve any student registered or interested in registering in a course that is linked to an industry-issued or industry-recognized credential. *Some exclusions may apply* Find out if you are eligible.

      1. EXAMPLE: Wake Tech offers a variety of non-degree, short classes and certificate training programs in the biotechnology field, including hands-on training in biomanufacturing and biopharmaceutical operations in a simulated industrial, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) environment

      2. EXAMPLE:  IT Training Opportunities for displaced workers: Cost Free 

    Department of Commerce: Economic Development Reports