Gov. Bev Perdue today launched the JobsNOW Portal, a resource for job seekers, those exploring new career options, and entrepreneurs looking to start, grow or relocate a business in North Carolina.

“JobsNOW will help get our economy back on track and lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable economic future,” said Gov. Perdue. “The JobsNOW Portal will be a valuable tool for job seekers and businesses looking to expand or relocate.”

The JobsNOW Portal is part of Governor Perdue’s JobsNOW initiative, which brings together state agencies, local governments, business leaders and citizens to create new jobs, put people back to work and train and retrain workers for success.

Other JobsNOW initiatives include Perdue’s recently announced Green Energy Plan, the “12 in 6” Worker Training Program, the Charlotte Area Workforce Recovery Plan and the N.C. Office of Economic Recovery and Investment.