Knowledge of work-injury rights important as Statesville program seeks to retrain workers

The Statesville Record & Landmark reports the JobsNOW program continues to train potential employees about interpersonal and other skills needed in the workplace.

From the Wal-Mart Supercenter, to factory jobs, including Burlington and Canac, students are learning to dress for success, to think before they speak, and handle other job stresses in a professional manner. As many residents prepare for what they hope will be an economic rebound in 2011, and a return to better times, it is equally important to understand how to handle a Statesville work accident or injury.
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Too often new employees are hesitant to report an on-the-job injury. Laws are in place to prevent an employer from retaliating against an injured worker. However, speaking with a Statesville workers’ compensation lawyer can be the best course of action for protecting your rights and the financial well-being of you and your family.

The JobsNOW program was developed at the request of Gov. Beverly Perdue and aims to retrain workers to enter the job market. It has been developed by North Carolina Community Colleges. Funding comes from federal stimulus dollars through the Division of Workforce Development.

North Carolina experienced the largest month-over-month employment decrease in November, with 12,500 fewer positions being available, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you are dealing with a work accident in Statesville, Salisbury, Concord or the surrounding areas, contact a North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.

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