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North Carolina's Department of Social Services Has Some Issues

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Alicia Carter
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Carolina Public Press
Granville County Department of Social Services Director Adonica Hampton says rural counties like hers struggle to recruit and retain qualified social workers because of better pay in bigger nearby counties.

Lead Investigative Reporter for Carolina Public Press, Kate Martin was our guest to recap her story on "North Carolina Counties Struggle To Find Qualified Dept. of Social Services Workers." The discussion included unqualified individuals being hired for social services jobs and inconsistent employee pay from county to county. This conversation aired on March 30, 2022.

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