You've served our country. North Carolina is ready to help you serve our state.

Home to nearly 800,000 veterans and several major military installations, North Carolina has a distinguished history in serving the U.S. military, veterans and their families. Governor Roy Cooper announced the new NCWorks Veterans Portal in November 2018 to help North Carolina veterans find jobs that leverage the critical skills and experience gained through military service to a new career in high-demand fields. Developed by the N.C. Department of Commerce and located at, the portal is designed to help both job seekers and employers in the public and private sectors.

The NCWorks Veterans Portal is part of Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready strategy to prepare North Carolinians for the jobs of today and tomorrow. NC Job Ready has three core principles: skills and education attainment, employer leadership to remain relevant to evolving industry needs, and local innovation to take great ideas and apply them statewide.

Designed specifically with veterans in mind, the NCWorks Veterans Portal features tabs that provide quick access to employment services, job fairs, education/training options, helpful tips and other resources. The portal incorporates veterans’ Military Occupation Codes in an easy-to-use job search tool so that users can find job postings that match their prior experience and training from any of the five branches of the armed services. Veterans who already have NCWorks Online accounts will use those same login credentials on this new portal. The site also helps veterans find their nearest NCWorks Career Center, where they can access free services in person and talk with professionals who specialize in helping veterans. In addition, a tab for employers helps businesses recruit candidates with military experience. 

For additional information and resources, visit the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs or call (toll free) 844-624-8387.

Moving from a Military Career to a Civilian Career

Are you curious about how your military experience can translate to a civilian job in North Carolina State Government? Here are some examples of our jobs and their military counterpart:

Job Title Military Counterpart Description of Duties
Probation Officer Security Forces Supervision and services to offenders
Law Enforcement Agent Security Forces Crime prevention and public safety
Administrative Officer Logistics/Supply Management/Information Management Office support and customer service
Business and Technology Application Specialist Computer Systems Operations & Control Systems development and analysis, information technology
HVAC Mechanic Maintenance & Munitions/Heat, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration/Electrical Power Production Maintenance, construction and grounds
Trainer Instructor Personnel/Education & Training Design and deliver training
Engineer Engineering Technical engineering
Recruitment Specialist Recruiter Talent management and retention

This is just a sampling of career opportunities available within North Carolina State Government. The U.S. Department of Labor provides My Next Move, an online resource that helps veterans consider public and private sector fields of employment relevant to their service and training.