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ROCKY MOUNT — The newly relocated N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is hiring.
The NCDMV is looking to fill positions at its new Rocky Mount headquarters due to the loss of employees who decided not to move with the agency.
Officials recently held two drive-thru job fairs, but people can still apply to work at the new headquarters by visiting www.nc.gov/jobs, said Lauren Haviland, spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The headquarters is almost completely moved from its downtown Raleigh location to Rocky Mount.
Almost a third of employees — 27% — elected to vacate their position rather than move to Rocky Mount, an hour from Raleigh. The mass exodus left the NCDMV trying to fill 132 of its 495 headquarters positions.
NCDMV Commission member Torre Jessup told N.C. Board of Transportation members at a recent meeting that the agency is finding new employees in Nash and Edgecombe counties. Over the summer, the Rocky Mount area tied with Fayetteville for the highest unemployment rate in the state at 9.1%.
As the NCDMV continues its move to Rocky Mount, agency officials continue to remind residents that the new headquarters building on North Church Street doesn’t include customer service for driver license or license plate issuance. Customers need to continue to get license and title/registration services at the agency’s other two locations in the city. Customers also won’t be able to obtain certified driving records, attend hearings, pay fees or obtain instant titles at the headquarters location.
State law requires the move because the Rocky Mount building met the agency’s needs at the cheapest price.