NC Employment First Website

North Carolina

State Policies & Initiatives: 

This document outlines the services offered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, including employment plans, employment counselors, School-to-Life services, rehabilitation engineering and benefits counseling.

NC DHHS Employment First philosophy and practice:

“Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all citizens with disabilities regardless of level of disability, in a job of their choosing with supports and accommodations provided as necessary to achieve and maintain employment.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)