Reduction in Force A reduction-in-force can be a stressful experience, not only for the employees who are directly affected but also for their families, friends, supervisors, and co-workers. This site was created for state employees who may be notified and/or separated by reduction-in-force, but also for the many others whose lives may be touched by this process. On this site, you will find a Reduction-in-Force Resource Guide and advice from our Employee Assistance Program about how to cope with the disruption and uncertainty that reduction-in-force brings. As state employees, we may gain strength by relying on each other in these difficult times. Take heart in the fact that, at one time or another, many other state employees have been through this experience and have had similar feelings and circumstances. Your fellow state employees can be a wonderful source of support. We hope these resources will help to smooth your transition. Please feel free to contact the Office of State Human Resources and let us know how we can help. Job Search Resources Search and apply for open jobs in North Carolina at any time. For career and job resources please visit NCWorks or State Employee Jobs.