Workforce & Training

A Right-to-Work State

North Carolina is an “at-will” employment state and one of 28 states with a “right-to-work” law. The most recent numbers reveal the State of North Carolina has the lowest unionization rate in the nation (1.9%).

Industry Training

The North Carolina Community College System offers free customized industrial training to new and expanding companies. Learn more.


Within North Carolina's Southeast Region:

  • 15 Community Colleges
  • 77,000+ students
  • More than 6,300 certificates and 6,900 Associate's degrees were awarded in 2014-'15