Hiring Employees for a Small Business

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

Find the Right People

Hire candidates through NCWorks’s online portal, where you can post job listings for free and find the most qualified workers.

Comply with Employment Regulations

Also complete Federal Form I-9, which is used to verify the identity of your employees and make sure they are approved to work.


  • 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. It can be given to employers who hire people from target groups who are qualified but face certain barriers to employment.