Youth Programs


Companies Hiring During COVID-19

Updated 10/21/20

Job Opportunities: Companies Hiring During COVID-19
In wake of the recent pandemic, Charlotte Works and the City of Charlotte are committed to connecting job seekers and employers during this time. Below is a list of employers that have immediate hiring needs.

Acts Retirement Communities: multiple positions. Apply here.

Advanced Auto Parts: multiple positions. Apply here

Aerotek: multiple positions. Apply here.

Affinity Living Group: multiple positions. Apply here.

Ally: 70 positions available in Charlotte, including IT, digital, finance, risk, customer care and compliance. Apply online here

Arby's: multiple positions. Apply here.

Autobell: multiple positions. Apply here.

Bayada: multiple positions. Apply here

Bank of America: multiple positions. Apply here.

Bath & Body Works: multiple positions. Apply here.

Brookdale Senior Living: multiple positions. Apply here.

Buffalo Wild Wings: multiple positions. Apply here.

Carmax: multiple positions. Apply here.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: multiple positions for the fall 2020 school year. Apply here.

Chicos: multiple positions. Apply here.

Chipotle: multiple positions. Apply here

Circle K: multiple positions. Apply here

CMPD: police officers and telecommunications positions. Apply here.

Compass Group: multiple positions. Apply here.

Conduent: hiring in Charlotte, and multiple virtual positions. Apply here

Cybercoders: multiple positions. Apply here

Dollar General: sales associate. Apply here.

Dominos: multiple positions. Apply here.

Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists: multiple positions. Apply here.

FedEx: multiple positions. Apply here.

Five Guys: multiple positions. Apply here.

GenPak: multiple positions. Apply here.

Goodwill Industries: multiple positions. Apply here.

Harris Teeter: clerks, cashiers and stockers. Apply here.

Hendrick Automotive Group: multiple positions. Apply here.

Home Depot: multiple positions. Apply here

Honeywell: multiple positions. Apply here.

Humana: multiple positions. Apply here

KForce, IT Staffing Agency: multiple IT contracts. Apply here

LabCorp: multiple positions. Apply here.

Lowes: cashiers, receiver/stocker, and IT. Apply here.

McDonald's: multiple positions. Apply here.

Novant Health: multiple positions. Apply here.

Panera Bread: multiple positions. Apply here.

PepBoys:  multiple positions. Apply here.

Pizza Hut: delivery drivers, management. Apply here.

Printful: multiple positions in IT, engineering, warehouse and fulfillment. Apply here.

Randstad Staffing Agency: multiple positions. Apply here.

Ross: multiple positions. Apply here.

S&D Coffee and Tea: multiple positions. Apply here.

Sabor: multiple positions. Apply here.

Starbucks: multiple positions. Apply here.

Sysco: multiple positions. Apply here.

Target: multiple positions. Apply here.

TGI Fridays: multiple positions. Apply here.

Thompson Child & Family Focus: multiple positions. Apply here.

TJ Maxx: hiring multiple positions. Apply here.

UPS: multiple positions. Apply here.

Viva Chicken: hiring multiple positions. Apply here.

Walgreens: multiple positions. Apply here.

Wells Fargo: technology, sales, relationship management. Apply here.


We have partnered with Charlotte Works to host virtual job fairs. Join us to see the area's largest employers that are hiring right now, learn how to apply, and speak to featured employers one-on-one. Learn more here.

Unemployment Assistance

The Federal CARES Act has three unemployment programs to assist people who have lost employment during this pandemic: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Learn more about these federal programs here, including expected timelines for payment. Click here to see an FAQ from NC's Department of Commerce on unemployment benefits due to COVID-19.


Career Information
As we adjust to a more remote workplace, we would like to share some tips that you can take advantage of while you're staying at home. Below you will find links to information that you can take advantage of to position yourself for the next phase of your career.


Training Opportunities
Many organizations offer free trainings and courses to help you learn more and excel in your desired career. Below is a list of resources that you can take advantage of during this period.

  • Alison has over 800 free courses available across nine categories. Courses are self-paced and have been designed by subject matter experts. 
  • Amazon and its partners are offering free online access to sponsored computer science courses in the United States. Content is intended for learners in grades 6-12, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. Parents can also access this curriculum online.
  • Goodwill is offering services online and by phone. Anyone can request assistance online or by calling (704) 372-3434.
    • Virtual training services include customer service, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications, interview skills, online programming (Python, Java, JavaScript, HTML and CSS), and basic construction.
    • Virtual employment services offered include career coaching, employment referrals, and job seeker support.
  • Google has free online courses to help you learn analytics.
  • iTunes-U has hundreds of free courses that can be used to learn a new skill or get started towards what you need to know for a certification.
  • JetBrains Academy launches coding classes for free during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NCworks has a listing of online offerings and trainings offered by local organizations and agencies. There are opportunities for free trainings as well as other job search and career readiness resources.
  • Try SAS Academic Hub with a 30-day free trial
  • Spark Databox has a slew of free courses on coding and programming.
  • The Timken Company provides three different free online resources to help train automotive technicians.
  • has launched a training portal loaded with free training content for business professionals to stay sharp and connected in response to COVID-19. 

Are you between 16 and 24 years old and seeking employment in Charlotte? We can help. Join us at one of our Youth Job Fairs, where you can connect with employers directly and with partner agencies to help you secure a good paying job in our community.

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Are you an employer seeking qualified candidates for open positions? Get in touch with our team directly by contacting Omar Crenshaw at (704) 336-2118 or

This initiative aligns with the goals of The Community Letter and connects youth ages 16 – 24 to employment jobs, ensuring a pathway to a good paying job  and economic mobility.