Connecting Businesses to Talent

Our team empowers businesses by helping them build qualified workforces. We also oversee NCWorks Career Centers that help job seekers obtain vital skills and access resources that lead to rewarding careers.

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Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) is dedicated to working with businesses in search of candidates with the appropriate skills needed for open positions. Concurrently, we work alongside job seekers no matter what career stage they are in. From recent grads to working professionals looking for something new, we deliver rewarding career opportunities, skill development and preparedness resources, creating a seamless cycle of employment and growth throughout the region.

Our success is when businesses and professionals thrive in Wake and Johnston Counties.

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CAWD Wins WIOA Trailblazer Award from National Association of Workforce Boards

RALEIGH, NC (May 27, 2021)—The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) recently announced Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) as the winner of the WIOA Trailblazer Award. The award will be presented at NAWB’s upcoming event The Forum 2021 in Washington, D.C. “Over the past year, workforce development boards, leaders and industry partners have gone above…

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Raleigh, NC (May 10, 2021) – Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) will host “Growing Tech Talent: It’s Everybody’s Business” on May 19th from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. The online event will provide strategies to help companies and organizations that hire IT talent compete with large tech companies. “As more large and well-known tech companies…

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Growing Tech Talent: It’s Everybody’s Business

With more big tech moving to the Triangle, non-tech companies will need new strategies to recruit and retain IT talent. This event is for • Non-IT companies with IT talent needs • Organizations struggling to find and keep entry-level IT positions • Companies interested in creative ways to recruit or train IT talent During the…

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