Hiring employees is a big step towards running a successful business. However, hiring employees comes with many additional regulations, so click here to learn more about labor regulations and payroll taxes in Durham.

Find the Right People

Hire candidates through NCWorks’s online portal (https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx), where you can post job listings for free and find the most qualified candidates for the position.

Comply with Employment Regulations

Also complete Federal Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of the employees you hire: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9.


  • The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a way to make hiring employees more affordable during your first year in business. This is a federal tax credit ranging from $1,200 to $9,600 given to employers who hire individuals from target groups who are qualified but face significant barriers to employment.