Retailers and shippers traditionally hire seasonal workers to meet the demands of holiday shoppers, whether they are online or in person. These jobs are a great way to earn extra money, sometimes with the possibility of turning into a long-term employment opportunity, however, they are not all that they seem. When looking for something part time or to fill the gap until a better opportunity presents itself, the Better Business Bureau serving eastern NC has some suggestions for a successful seasonal job search. Being proactive in finding the right opportunity is key, but it's also important to be careful when a job seems too good to be true.
Hundreds of people in North Carolina each day are waiting inside hospital emergency departments for behavioral health care. One reason is that a real-time list of operational beds isn’t available, which makes it difficult to connect people in emergency departments to care in more appropriate settings. To address the growing behavioral health crisis, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is today launching a new tool to help hospitals and other providers quickly find an open bed where people can get the behavioral health treatment they deserve.