Workforce Development

Health SciencesWhether you are expanding your existing Carteret County business, moving a business to the Crystal Coast, or starting a new enterprise, finding a first-class workforce is one of your highest priorities. Fortunately, Carteret County is in an advantageous position to attract workers because so many people want to live here.

Our proximity to Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point also provides access to a constant pipeline of separating Marines and dependents who are highly skilled and who possess the work ethic and soft skills that employers require.

Navigating workforce resource agencies can be challenging, and we are here to help.

There are a number of local resources available to employers at no cost. They include:
  • NCWorks Career Center — NCWorks Career Center is North Carolina’s one-stop shop for employers seeking workers and for workers seeking employment. The Carteret County NCWorks Career Center in Morehead City offers a suite of free services to employers and those seeking employment. Contact Lindsay Gress,, (252) 726-7151 for assistance.
  • Carteret Community College — Carteret Community College offers a wide range of workforce services for employers. For more information about how Carteret Community College can help with your workforce and training needs. Contact Betsy DeCampo, Business and Industry Coordinator, Corporate and Community Education,, (252) 222-6116.
  • Carteret County Economic Development Department — The Economic Development Department of Carteret County government can assist you and your business in finding the workers you need to be successful in Carteret County. (252) 648-7880.