The Employment Center at the Forsyth County Department of Social Services offers a variety of services to job seekers. It is located on the first floor of DSS, 741 N. Highland Avenue, and is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
The Employment Center’s mission is to create pathways to opportunities that enhance employability, encourage self sufficiency and lead to employment. It has a computer lab for online job searches and applications. Social workers are available to assist with career exploration and guidance, resume writing, preparing for a job interview, educational workshops and case management. They can also connect job seekers with resources for things like transportation and clothing for job interviews.
The Employment Center is for those who receive services from Social Services. Clients should be over 18 years-old, a US Citizen or legal resident of Forsyth County.
Those receiving SNAP benefits may qualify for the Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Program, which works with community partners Providence Culinary Kitchen, NCWorks, Forsyth Technical Community College, and Goodwill Industries to provide vocational training, job search and job retention services.