NC Division of Employment Security (DES)

To apply and file for unemployment insurance benefits visit or call 1 (888) 737-0259. The NCWorks Career Center is not an “unemployment office,” and we do not process Unemployment Insurance claims. We do assist unemployed/underemployed jobseekers with job search assistance and creating an account to file an unemployment insurance claim. When applying for unemployment insurance, individuals must also register with and create an account or update an existing account. Please contact our office for assistance at (910) 893-2191, and speak with Sherry Johnson the NCWorks Career Advisor for Division of Workforce Solutions. Customers are always welcome to visit the Career Center in person with a staff person for all service needs with a smile. 


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