Workforce Development

Need help with issues related to work and income? Getting and keeping a job that meets your needs can be hard. We're here to help. If you're a current resident of UMD, visit during our walk-in hours or ask your case manager for a referral. We also take referrals from our partner shelter, Families Moving Forward.

Walk-in hours

Monday - friday

2:30 pm - 4 pm

Available by appointment 9am-5p, Monday-Friday

Access to computers & phones

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Our doors are open during walk-in hours for residents to use computers and phones for activities related to work, housing, education, and wellness.


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Assist you with looking up bus routes and schedules
Offer bus passes
Connect you with Durham Bike Co-Op where clients who need a bike for work can obtain one, plus basic safety equipment, for a small fee
Access limited funding for other modes of work transportation on a short-term basis in situations where there is no other practical way to get to work.

Work & INterview Clothing

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Connect you with our Clothing Closet or another partner
Provide new work-specific clothing like steel-toed boots or scrubs

one-on-one Career Coaching

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Personalized, one-on-one meetings to discuss your career interests, and to make a plan to get you employed to your full potential. This could include:

Resume Building
Job Searching & Applying
Mock Interviewing
Goal Setting

Financial Education

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Financial services through UMD's Workforce Development department include one-on-one coaching on creating and using a budget, education on building good credit, information on working while receiving SSI or SSDI benefits, and assistance with opening a bank account. Although we are happy to help you open an account at any reputable bank of your choice, we also have a specific partnership with Latino Community Credit Union that allows us to pay the account opening fees for you.
Opening Bank Accounts
Financial Literacy

Referrals to Community Parnters

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UMD's Workforce Development department can help with a number of things, but there are lots of organizations in the Durham community that focus on specific aspects of developing your career and your finances. If it looks like there is an organization out there that would be a good fit for you, we will help you connect with them.
Step Up Durham
NC Works
Vocational Rehab
Durham Tech
DEAR (Durham Expunction and Restoration Program)
Dress for Success
Latino Community Credit Union

Contact Us

Have a job opening? Or want to partner with UMD’s Workforce Development program?
Contact Youngmee Hahn at 919-251-5273 or [email protected].
**No solicitations for private jobs that pay off the books**
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