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The Rivers East Workforce Development Board recently applied for a $275,000 National Dislocated Worker Grant to aid the QVC Rocky Mount Distribution Center employees who reside in the region.

On December 18, 2021, the blaze destroyed the facility, killing Kevon Rick, a 21-year-old employee. Besides claiming the life of Rick, the fire left 1,953 employees without employment.

As a result, QVC Rocky Mount issued a WARN notice describing the extent of the damage to the facility that will cause the many job separations, which will become effective on February 1, 2022. Of these employees, over 200 live in the Rivers East Region, including Bertie, Beaufort, Martin, Hertford, and Pitt Counties.

If you were a QVC Rocky Mount Employee, please stop by your local NCWorks Career Center so you can learn more about current training and employment options available to help you recover.

Where Can QVC Rocky Mount Employees Find Help?

Jennie Bowen, the director of the program, committed to helping dislocated QVC workers in a recent statement:

“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 through planning and training opportunities.”

Jennie Bowen, Rivers East Workforce Development Director

Here are the NCWorks office locations throughout the region:

  • Beaufort County: 1502 North Market Street, Washington, NC | Call 252.940.0900 | Text QVC to 252.494.9627
  • Bertie County (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am -3pm only ): 409 Granville Street, Windsor, NC | Call 252.794.4861 ext.175 Text QVC to 252.618.0606
  • Hertford County: 109 Community College Road, Jernigan Building B, Ahoskie, NC | Call 252 .862.1257 | Text QVC to 252.506.8787
  • Martin County: 407 East Boulevard, Williamston, NC | Call 252.792.7816 | Text QVC to 252.618.0606​

In addition, Rivers East Workforce Development Board will host a special Job Fair for QVC’s dislocated workers on February 8, 2022, from 10 am until 2 pm at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd SW in Greenville. Over twenty local employers will attend the event, and many will grant on-the-spot interviews. You must provide proof of QVC employment to participate in this hiring event.

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If you are an employer who would like to recruit employees at this event, please get in touch with Jennie Bowen at 252.974.1815 or by email at jbowen@mideastcom.org.Pitt County : Visit 3101 Bismarck Street, Greenville Call 252.355.9067 Text QVC to 252.549.4545 Jennie Bowen, Workforce Development Director states

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