Tuesday in Greenville, there was a human trafficking class at Sheppard Memorial Library.
Professionals from ECU, Pamlico County Schools, social workers and others attended the two-hour training.
Both sex and labor trafficking were addressed.
Organizer Pam Strickland said it is important for people to be on the lookout for trafficking in their communities.
More than 20 people learned about red flags and warning signs.
“Here in Eastern North Carolina, agriculture is such a huge part of our economy and the backbone of that agriculture is our migrant labor so many of those people are vulnerable to being trafficked,” Pam Strickland, founder of ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now, said.
North Carolina is ranked eighth in the country for human trafficking.
The class is held quarterly and is open to anyone in the community.