Outer Banks Employment


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Seeking employment on the Outer Banks? Tourism is the number one industry of our area providing approximately 30,000 jobs each year. Other industries such as commercial fishing, mail order outlets, and businesses which operate through technology also co-exist well with tourism.

A complete listing of Outer Banks businesses is included in our membership directory providing you with valuable information about the types of businesses which are currently operating in our area and how to contact them.

View local job openings posted by Chamber members.

You may wish to send a letter or resume to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission which services the Outer Banks:

Employment Security Commission
Job Security Office
2522 S. Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480-3500
Use the ESC website to search for local jobs, review employment data, etc.

Newspapers also carry help wanted advertising. You may wish to subscribe to our local newspapers or place an ad in them. The addresses of these newspapers are listed in the On-Line Business Directory.

Other employment services which can help with permanent and temporary placements are located under Employment Services in the Business Index.

Number of Jobs Available - Annual Averages (2010)
Dare County 21423
Currituck County 13.615
Unemployment Rate (2010 Avg)
Dare County 10.7%
Currituck 6.8%
Average Earnings Per Week For Private Individual (2010)
Dare County $548.00
Currituck County $412.00
Average Earnings Per Week For Government(2010
Dare County $895.00
Currituck County $617.00

Due to the geography of the area and the lack of public transportation, most Outer Banks employees have their own vehicle. The mean travel time that most people travel to work is 16.8 minutes in Dare County and 32.8 minutes for Currituck County.

Contact Us!

Download Membership Information/Application Form

Stop by our office at 101 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills or call (252)441-8144.

E-mail us your questions or comments!