Work First Employment Services
Work First Family Assistance recipients may qualify for Work First Employment Services unless the adult applicant is disabled/receiving SSI, is a relative applying for a child, a non-relative legal custodian/guardian applying for a child, or an undocumented alien applying for his/her documented child(ren). There are services available to support job search and employment. These services may include childcare subsidy, short-term job training, and transportation services. We may also assist with the purchase of items needed for work such as uniforms, etc. An employment plan is tailored to the participant's needs to help them become gainfully employed and provide for their family.
Lee County will provide emergency assistance for families who meet the eligibility criteria as stated in the Lee County Work First Plan. An emergency is an unexpected occurrence, which may prevent the family member from obtaining or retaining a job. The county provides only short-term assistance for these non-recurring emergencies. Emergency assistance must enable the family to move towards self-sufficiency and support employment. To qualify, the family must have income under the federal 200% of the poverty guidelines. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis. Emergency assistance services are dependent on available funds. Additionally, the menu of services may change due to changes in county, state, and federal policies. These services can be requested Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
200% Family Services
Lee County provides additional services to families whose income is under the Federal 200% of the poverty guidelines and who are not receiving WFFA cash assistance or do not wish to apply for WFFA. These services are designed to support job retention and strengthen the family. Services must be provided on a short-term and non-recurring basis. Each request is evaluated on an individual basis. These employment support services are also dependent on available funds. Additionally, the menu of services may change due to changes in county, state and federal policies. These services can be requested from Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The State of North Carolina
The North Carolina Employment Security Commission
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Lee County Industries
Central Carolina Community College