FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 18, 2022
Pitt County DSS Hosts STEPP Job Fair for Parents August 30
Recruiting custodial and noncustodial parents for employment positions
PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Department of Social Services (DSS) is hosting the Supporting
Training and Employing Parents Program (STEPP) Job Fair on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. at the Pitt County NCWorks Career Center located at 3101 Bismarck St, Greenville.
Custodial and noncustodial parents will have the opportunity to meet face to face with employers
searching for factory, industrial, customer service and food service positions. Resume assistance
is available prior to the event.
The following employers will be represented: Mega Force, Parkers Barbecue, East Carolina Home Care,
Hexacomb, ECVC and Disability Advocates & Resource Center.
“The goal of STEPP (Supporting, Training, & Employing Parents Program) is to accomplish dual
self-sufficiency for both the noncustodial parent and the child support caretaker. We access needs,
assets, and barriers to employment to help noncustodial parents become self-supporting so they can
pay their court ordered child support obligations. Our program has partnered and worked with NC
Works since the beginning of the program in April 2021,” says Sonya Scott, Family Support Services
The purpose of DSS is to enable individuals to function at their maximum capacity, become
self-sufficient, improve their standard of living, learn to cope adequately with their problems and
provide preventive services that will avoid family breakup and enable individuals to remain in
their own homes. STEPP contributes to that purpose by helping parents with employment assistance,
job search training, career exploration, skills training, resume writing, educational support and
For more information about the STEPP Job Fair call (252) 355-9067. To learn more about STEPP and
other programs offered by Pitt County, call the Pitt County Department of Social Services at (252)
The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our
community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost- effective
manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov
Dawn C. Jones Director, Public Information & Media Relations Past Releases:
email@example.com | (252) 902-2955 www.PittCountyNC.gov/PIO