REWDB Receives Grant to help employees of QVC Rocky Mount Distribution Center | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Washington, N.C.     The Rivers East Workforce Development Board has been awarded a National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWTG) in the amount of $275,000 to assist the employees of the QVC Rocky Mount Distribution Center that reside in the Rivers East region.

    On December 29, 2021 a WARN notice was filed by QVC Rocky Mount, Inc's Rocky Mount Distribution Center announcing its closure after a tragic fire caused extensive damage to its facility. 1,953 employees were separated from employment on/after February 1, 2022. Of those, over 200 live in the Rivers East region which includes Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties.

    This NDWTG will assist those impacted employees with training and career services to help them gain new employment.

    If you were an employee of QVC Rocky Mount and reside in one of the following 5 counties, please visit your local NCWorks Career Center to learn more about the employment and training options available to you.

   Beaufort County:
    Visit 1502 North Market Street, Washington
    Call 252.940.0900
    Text QVC to 252.494.9627

   Bertie County (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-3pm only):
    Visit 409 Granville Street, Windsor
    Call 252.794.4861 ext.175
    Text QVC to 252.618.0606

   Hertford County:
    Visit 109 Community College Road, Jernigan Building B, Ahoskie
    Call 252.862.1257
    Text QVC to 252.506.8787

   Martin County:
    Visit 407 East Boulevard, Williamston
    Call 252.792.7816
    Text QVC to 252.618.0606

   Pitt County:
    Visit 3101 Bismarck Street, Greenville
    Call 252.355.9067
    Text QVC to 252.549.4545

    Jennie Bowen, Workforce Development Director states, "It is a difficult time for those that have been affected by this plant closure. Our NCWorks Career Center staff are ready to assist these individuals with their next step by providing career services and providing classroom and on-the-job training opportunities."

    The board's office is located at 1502 N. Market St., Suite A in Washington. For more information, call (252) 974-1815.

   Contact: Jennie Bowen
   Workforce Development Director
   Phone: (252) 974-1815
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