The goal of Wake County Vocational Services is to empower individuals to find, change or maintain meaningful employment in the community. Employment services leverages external and internal partners to enable individuals to conduct career assessments and exploration, develop career goals, determine training and education options, conduct strategic job searches, and to succeed and grow in their new job.

Employment Services and the Workforce Development Team develop business connections through community outreach, the Wake Area Business Advisory Council (BAC), various local chambers of commerce, and job development activities. These connections enable real-time opportunities and insights into effective job search strategies.

From July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, job seekers made over 18,000 visits to the NCWorks Career Centers (formerly known as JobLink Centers) located at Wake County Human Services (Swinburne, Millbrook, Southern Regional Center). An interagency team coordinated nine hiring events, with 97 participating employers, that were attended by over 1,000 job seekers.