Columbus County

Columbus County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Sep 2020

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60%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing 60% of maintaining goals completed for the county

Columbus County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1409 427 704 214 64
College 186 22 94 49 21
Current Private 113 25 64 20 4
Public 95 32 47 15 +
Transitioning Adult Education 95 48 34 11 +
Unemployed 318 115 166 34 +
Recent Veteran + + 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 32 13 13 5 +
Totals 2249 683 1122 348 96

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same ACT WorkKeys NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All ACT WorkKeys NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

Employers in Columbus County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Walmart
  • Big Lots
  • Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf
  • Coastal Preparatory Academy
  • Cape Fear Pro Wash
  • Coastal enterprises Inc.
  • O'aces Community Home Care LLC
  • The UPS Store
  • Country Club of Landfall
  • Keller Williams Realty - Ocean
    Isle Beach
  • J &J Snack Foods
  • Highland Roofing
  • Green Baby Diaper Service LLC
  • Gotcha Covered Upholstery LLC
  • Green Dot Heating and Air
  • On Target Staffing
  • Veteran Services of the
    Carolinas
  • UNC Wilmington
  • Yoga Sleep
  • Plantation Village
  • AutoXcel Corporation
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Subway
  • Coastal Fabrication
  • Coastal Community Action INC
  • Baker Roofing Company
  • AutoXcel
  • Atlantic
  • Wilmington Police Headquarters
  • Wells Insurance
  • Chick-fil-A
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
    Wilmington District Engineer
    Repair Yard
  • The Roger Beacon Academy
  • SetUp Wilmington
  • Southern Industrial
    Constructors Inc
  • Waffle House Inc.
  • PSG Traffic Services
  • Packers Sanitation Service
    Inc. (PSSI)
  • Maverick America LLC
  • CastleBranch
  • Carolinas Staffing
  • Cape Fear Public Utility
    Authority
  • A&D Appliance Repair
  • NC Department of Public Safety
    - Central Engineering
  • Lowes Foods on North College
    Road
  • McDonald's - Shallotte Supply
    Sunset Beach Southport
  • PAK Investments LLC dba Eggs
    Up Grill
  • Pacon MFG
  • Employment Solutions
  • Belk
  • Autism Society of North
    Carolina
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • HELEN TAROKIC LAW PLLC
  • Molly Maid of Wilmington
  • Matthews Motors
  • Acme Smoked Fish
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • The Davis Community
  • All Ways Caring
  • Topsail Montessori
  • Cape Fear Solar Systems
  • Premier Staffing Solutions
    Inc.
  • Hardee's
  • Spring Arbor of Wilmington
  • Southern Sign Company
  • Southern Metals Recycling Inc
  • The Felix Cafe
  • City Air Experts
  • Coastal Beverage Company
  • New Season Treatment Center
  • Pepsi Bottling Ventures
  • SERVPRO of Brunswick & South
    Columbus Counties
  • Brunswick County Chamber of
    Commerce
  • Patriot Boat Lift and Dock
    Maintenance
  • Eckerd Connects
  • Wilmington Hospitality
    Associates LLC
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Advanced Resource Solutions
  • D & N Wrecker Service
  • Enviva
  • LINQ
  • ACT Construction Equipment
  • Rehab & Recovery Gifts
  • Crete Solutions LLC
  • Jarrett Bay Boatworks
  • Net Recycling LLC
  • Cartrette Companies
  • Xtreme Wireless
  • Inspire Creative Studios
  • Zaxby's Chicken Fingers &
    Buffalo Wings
  • Whiteville Fabrics
  • Gann Memorials
  • Agri-Industrial Supply Co
  • print image Print
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Southern Tire Pros
  • Pawn South Whiteville
  • Powell & Powell Attorneys at
    Law
  • Council Tool Co
  • J S Mann's
  • Pace Health Network LLC
  • Thompson Price Scott Adams-Co
  • CresCom Bank
  • G & G Healthcare PC
  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Prince Law Firm PLLC
  • Williamson Walton & Scott LLP
  • Edward Jones - Financial
    Advisor: Jamille Gore
  • Mary Jo Williamson - State
    Farm Insurance Agent
  • Carolinas Vintage
  • Shizzy's Wildcat Rescue
  • krs Plastics
  • Kipling Godwin & Associates
  • The Memory Company
  • Grapefull Sisters Vineyard
  • Badcock Home Furniture &more
  • Frank Horne Construction
  • DMA Sales LLC
  • J L Powell & Co
  • Columbus Regional Healthcare
    System
  • Interim HealthCare of
    Whiteville NC
  • Ashley Electric Inc
  • Floyd's Insurance Inc
  • Southeast Pediatrics
  • Patriot Ford of Whiteville
  • Whiteville Body Shop Inc
  • J. Mac's Creative Planning By
    Design LLC.
  • City of Whiteville
  • Murf's Pawn
  • BB&T
  • Town of Chadbourn
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Tabitha A. Etheridge PLLC
  • BB&T
  • The Tilted Bucket Florist
  • Lewis Brothers Specialty
    Advertising
  • The News Reporter
  • RadixBay
  • Sophie's Café-Bistro
  • The Chef and the Frog
  • Angela Slagle: Allstate
    Insurance
  • J. Ray Realty
  • Williamson Walton & Scott LLP
  • Services for the Blind
  • Attractions Dining and Value
    Guide
  • Randolph Heating and Air LLC
  • Senior Helpers
  • YWCA Lower Cape Fear
  • Greene Resources Inc.
  • Miller-Motte College
  • Newcomb and Company
  • Cape Fear Jewelers
  • Lantana's Gallery & Fine Gifts
  • ppg paints
  • Crabby Chic
  • Pawn USA
  • Cape Fear Literacy Council
  • Cape Fear Workforce
    Development Board
  • T.A. Woods Company
  • Division of Workforce
    Solutions
  • Wilmington Business
    Development
  • Filtec Precise Inc
  • Cape Fear Council of
    Governments
  • Human Capital Solutions Inc.
  • Leath HR Group
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Burkes Outlet
  • SEPI Engineering &
    Construction
  • Kirlin Carolina's
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital
  • Onslow Water & Sewer Authoirty
  • Holden Temporaries
  • Bally Refrigerated Boxes
  • First South Bank
  • National Spinning Co. Inc.
  • Wilkes Communications /
    RiverStreet Networks
  • Wilkes Communications
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Coastal Enterprises of
    Jacksonville Inc.
  • Convergys
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Stanadyne Corporation
  • Onslow County
  • Onslow County Schools
  • Alorica
  • T.A. Loving Company
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