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Upcoming Hiring Opportunities & Fairs

    May 4, 2021


    Upcoming Hiring Opportunities & Fairs

    CMS' “Undecided” Employment Connections


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    In an effort to create more awareness for employment opportunities available to graduating high school students, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), would like to partner with manufacturers in Mecklenburg County. Industries which have viable career opportunities for high school graduates are invited to share a company logo and QR code which links directly to employment listings on the company website. Providing direct exposure to manufacturing opportunities in the community helps students to better understand the variety of jobs and careers they may consider and may not otherwise know are options for them.

    The timing of this request is strategic to be shared with upcoming graduates who may have not yet decided what their next steps will be. If you would like to share employment opportunities available at your business to eligible high school graduates, please send a logo and a QR code to Alyssa English at the contact information listed below.

    Please submit your information no later than Friday, May 7th.


    Alyssa English

    Career Development Lead

    Career and Technical Education

    Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools


    Office: 980.343.2758

    Mobile: 980.257.5687


    Life Science / Biopharma Hiring Event

    May 19, 2021    9:45AM - 3:00PM

    NC4ME and the NC Biotechnology Center are partnering to offer a hiring event for veterans, transitioning service members, guard/reserve, and military spouses.

    Employers in the Life Science and Biopharma sectors that are seeking talent and are interested in participating may reach out to Rebecca Sotirkys at the below contact information for more details.

    Event Link: NC4ME Hiring Event


    Rebecca Sotirkys

    Program Manager-NC4ME Veterans Hiring Events

    North Carolina Department of Commerce

    Mobile: 984-289-1933  


    Southern Alliance Career Fair

    June 16, 2021

    Connect with job seekers from universities and colleges, including the University of North Carolina Charlotte, across the South during this virtual career fair.


    Southern Alliance Career Fair logo



    Engineering Picnic – William States Lee College of Engineering

    University of North Carolina Charlotte

    October 1, 2021    9:30a – 2p

    The fall picnic is organized by the college’s Office of Student Development and Success, and has been a tradition for the past several years. It is the perfect environment for over 4300 students, 225 faculty and alumni, as well as engineering, technical and business professional from industry to establish relationships, network, and discuss career options in a casual setting.

    Each year the fair hosts over a thousand people attending the picnic! You are encouraged to bring a good supply of marketing and product materials and brink as many folks as you wish to interact with students, alumni and faculty. Because the event is OUTSIDE, company participants can bring anything short of explosives and weapons, such as product samples, pictures, machines, prototypes, equipment, along with marketing brochures, business cards, candy, games and giveaways. These items offer a great opportunity to engage students and have them learn about your company. And do not forget to invite your employees who are  UNC Charlotte alumni!

    We encourage you to wear company shirts and hats and wear your company name ta; however, ALL participants will receive a blank name tag and a UNC Charlotte green lanyard. (49er Gold Company Participants will receive pre-printed name tags.)



    Linda A. Thurman
    Director for Student Professional Development and Employer Relations
    College of Engineering Student Professional Development Advisor
    UNC Charlotte | The William States Lee College of Engineering
    9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223
    Office: Smith Building, 228F | Direct: (704) 687-5024 | 



The Charlotte Regional Film Commission is assisting in a location search for a functioning factory that could double as a tire factory in a movie. The setting is 1975-1997 and requires a visually interesting setting inside the facility. Filming will take place from late September to Thanksgiving. Production will require between 1 to 4 days inside the factory, only in designated areas, and not in the entire operation. There will be compensation for filming at a selected industry.

For questions or to be considered, please contact Beth Petty at 704.806.1791 (mobile) or









    Gretchen Carson

    Existing Industry Manager

    Office of Economic Development

    Mecklenburg County

    Mobile: 980.266.5659