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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on July 16, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in North Carolina, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Information Hub, the North Carolina Department of Commerce or the North Carolina Center for Nonprofit Organizations' Nonprofit Pandemic Resources

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Description of Program and Relief

Layoff Aversion Strategies and Activities for Businesses (Business Edge)

Description of Program and Relief

The Division of Workforce Solutions in the North Carolina Department of Commerce runs Business Edge, a series of layoff aversion strategies and activities designed to help North Carolina employers prevent or minimize job losses. Through Business Edge, workforce partners collaborate with business leaders to assess the needs of, and options for, “at-risk” firms, and to deliver services that address those needs.

In light of COVID-19, Business Edge services will now be provided virtually, by phone, video-conference, and/or email.

Government or Lead Agency

North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Workforce Solutions

Dates Available

Available now

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Contact the Division of Workforce Solutions for eligibility requirements.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

For more information, contact the Division of Workforce Solutions at:

Phone: (919) 814-0400 or Toll Free: (800) 562-6333 (Choose Option 2 – Business Services)

Email: DWS_BusinessServices@nccommerce.com

List of Additional Information

For additional information or to apply, please click here.


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