Career Services, DHHS Partner on Virtual Recruiting Event

Brick PCC sign along Memorial Drive on the college's main campus.

WINTERVILLE—With social distancing measures in place due to the coronavirus, Pitt Community College Career Services teamed with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) June 3 on a virtual recruiting event for students.

The program, which was the first of its kind for PCC and DHHS, ended up giving 71 students a chance to interact with DHHS recruiters and learn more about jobs immediately available with their organization.

Arwen Parris, PCC Career Services & Workforce Development coordinator, says the pandemic has led DHHS to actively recruit new employees with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, counseling, mental and behavioral health, nutrition services, administrative support and housekeeping. Available positions, she says, include COVID-19 contact tracers, screeners, registered nurses, health care technicians, food service workers and housekeepers.

PCC Career Outreach Specialist Kurt Simmons helped organize the virtual recruiting event as part of PCC Career Services’ mission to connect Pitt students with potential employers. He added that workforce demand has made it “a great time for students to get their foot in the door” with DHHS.

“The virtual recruiting event was very informative,” Simmons said. “It was good to learn that many of these positions are available in Pitt County and the surrounding areas.”

For more information on DHHS jobs and applying for employment in the high-demand field of contact tracing, email COVID19hiring@dhhs.nc.gov.