Assuring that the workforce in North Carolina communities match the skills needed by employers to help them thrive and grow.
Everyday we help more people and businesses across North Carolina gain access to programs and services needed to build one of the most skilled and motivated workforces in the nation.
Each board is led by local employers to ensure that our resources reflect the workforce needs of the community.
Our assessment process for all job seekers helps determine the path to a successful career for each individual.
The Gaston County Workforce Development Board (WDB), a public-private organization, assists businesses with all phases of the workforce—helping them locate, screen, select or train workers. The WDB provides valuable tools, services and support—at little or no cost—to employers and job seekers. By leveraging many resources, the WDB consults with current or relocating businesses and economic developers to deliver customized workforce development solutions. More importantly, the WDB can help employers and job seekers navigate a frequently complex network of education, government and private-sector resources to build a workforce that meets current and future needs, and boosts competitiveness and profitability.
Gaston NCWorks Career Centers
Gaston County has three Career Centers available to provide services. These locations offer employment services to both individual Job Seekers, as well as Employers. Individuals can obtain assistance with Resumé Preparation, Career Development and specific skills training. We hold Job Fairs, as well as being able to direct you to potential employers. Employers utilize these locations for Job Fairs, Interview sites, and as a place to conduct skills training.
The NCWorks Career Center – Gaston is located at 1391 Bessemer City Road, Gastonia. Hours of Operation: 8-4:30 M-Th and 8-1 on Friday.
Career Center Staff members are also at the Gaston County Public Library located at 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia NC. The hours at the library are 10-6 M-Th and 10-1 on Friday.
Staff can be reached at (704) 853-5328 1-800-735-2962 (TTY) 1-800-735-8200 (Voice)
Services are provided virtually and by appointment.
The Gaston County Career Resource Center is located at 330 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. This center is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19.
NCWorks NextGen Youth Center – This center is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19. (704) 923-8410 1-800-735-2962 (TTY) 1-800-735-8200 (Voice)