Hiring Now: Get Ready for a Construction, Maintenance or Manufacturing Career

A female and male employee wearing yellow construction vests and blue hard hats landing in a warehouse and looking at a notepad.

Mecklenburg County is helping residents climb the career ladder in the construction, maintenance and facility management, and advanced manufacturing industries.

The Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development will host a Career Expo on Feb. 21 to connect job seekers with field, indoor facility, and office positions at local companies in these industries. To prepare candidates for the Career Expo and potential on-site interviews, the County will also hold two Job Readiness Workshops on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Local employment opportunities are increasing, but some job seekers still struggle to access employment with a sustainable living wage. To address this gap, and to support social mobility and a high quality of life, Mecklenburg County actively works to connect job seekers to training and career-ladder employment opportunities.

Feb. 6 and 7 Job Readiness Workshops
To accommodate a variety of schedules, a daytime workshop is scheduled for Feb. 6 at Hornets Nest Park in Charlotte, and an evening workshop is scheduled for Feb. 7 at Veterans Park in Charlotte. The same information will be shared at each workshop.

Workshop attendees will be introduced to the construction, maintenance and facility management, and advanced manufacturing industries, as well as local jobs in these industries. Additionally, attendees will learn about:

  • Resume building.
  • Soft skills, such as skills in interviewing, communication, teamwork, problem solving, time management and work ethic.
  • Employment resources for justice-involved individuals.
  • Services in the Mecklenburg County area that can help job seekers find employment.

Registration is required for the workshops. Spanish-speaking coordinators will be available to assist attendees. Free parking will be available, and refreshments will be provided.

Register for the Feb. 6 Workshop
9 a.m. to Noon  
David Williamson Jr. Indoor Pavilion at Hornets Nest Park 
6301 Beatties Ford Road 
Charlotte, N.C. 28216

Register for the Feb. 7 Workshop 
5-8 p.m. 
Veterans Park Indoor Pavilion  
2136 Central Ave.  
Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Feb. 21 Career Expo
The Career Expo will take place at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive in Charlotte, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21.

During this job fair and hiring event, private sector and public sector employers from across Mecklenburg County will introduce attendees to office, indoor facility and field opportunities, and interview qualified candidates.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance, but walk-ins will be welcome. Business casual attire is suggested, but not required. Like the workshops, Spanish-speaking coordinators, free parking, and refreshments will be available to attendees.

The following employers, and others, will be present at the Career Expo:

  • alpitronic
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
  • ELNIK Systems
  • Ferguson Supply & Box Manufacturing Company
  • Genpak
  • INX International Ink Co.
  • LIFESPAN Services
  • Lions Services, Inc.
  • Mecklenburg County
  • SEG Systems
  • Solve Industrial Solutions
  • Southwire
  • Steps4Growth Clean Energy Workforce Development Coalition
  • The City of Charlotte Aviation Department (Charlotte Douglas International Airport)
  • The Mosack Group
  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Truly Good Foods

Visit OED.MeckNC.gov/Hire to learn more about the workshops and the Career Expo, and to access employment resources from Mecklenburg County and its community partners.