Youth Programs


Companies Hiring During COVID-19

Updated 4/26/22


Job Opportunities
In wake of the pandemic, Charlotte Works and the City of Charlotte are committed to connecting job seekers and employers. Below is a list of employers that have immediate hiring needs.


Advanced Auto Partsmultiple positions.

Aimbridge Hospitality: multiple positions.

ALDI: multiple positions in Concord, N.C.

Allied Universal: multiple positions.

Arby's: multiple positions.

Autobell: multiple positions.

AutoZone: multiple positions.

Bank of America: multiple positions.

Bridgestone America: multiple positions.

The Budd Group: multiple positions.

Buffalo Wild Wings: multiple positions.

Carowinds: multiple positions.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: multiple positions.

Chick-Fil-A: multiple positions.

Childcare Network: multiple early childhood positions.

Chili's: hiring multiple positions.

Chipotlemultiple positions.

Circle K: multiple positions.

Coca-Cola: multiple positions.

Compass Group: multiple positions.

CVS: multiple positions.

Dollar General: sales associate positions.

Family Dollar: multiple positions.

FedEx: multiple positions.

Five Guys: multiple positions.

Food Lion: multiple positions.

The Fresh Market: multiple positions.

Goodwill Industries: multiple positions.

Harris Teeterclerks, cashiers and stockers.

Home Depot: multiple positions.

Krispy Kreme: multiple positions.

McDonald's: multiple positions.

Napa: multiple positions.

Novant Health: multiple positions.

Panera Bread: multiple positions.

PepBoys:  multiple positions.

Pizza Hut: delivery drivers, management positions.

Rack Room Shoes: multiple positions. 

Ross: multiple positions.

Rooms To Go: multiple positions. 

Sam's Club: multiple positions.

Sherwin Williams: multiple positions.

Starbucks: multiple positions.

Sunbelt Rentals: multiple positions.

Target: multiple positions.

TGI Fridays: multiple positions.

TJ Maxx: multiple positions.

Walgreens: multiple positions.

Wells Fargo: technology, sales, relationship management positions.

Wendys: multiple positions.

Whole Foods: multiple positions available.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte: multiple positions.

Zaxbys: multiple positions.


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 on the Charlotte Works website.

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 , 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.
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.

  • Community Culinary School of Charlotte culinary arts program includes soup stocks, sauces, knife skills, workshops on different cooking techniques, hands-on participatory classes, and chef demos.
  • 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.
  •  Grace-Mar Services offers trainings and certifications including National Sales and Customer Service, Apartment Maintenance, and National Apartment Leasing Professional, among others.
  • 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.
  • The Timken Company provides three different free online resources to help train automotive technicians.


Youth Job Fairs!

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.

Upcoming Events

Youth Job Fair Wednesday March 30, 2022 at 3pm

Virtual Job Fair March 30th Flyer. Details posted below.

The City of Charlotte's Youth Programs Team will be hosting a Youth Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday March 30, 2022 at 3pm. Join us to meet hiring managers and learn about all of the available positions that exist. Please share with anyone you know that is currently seeking employment. 

Contact Omar Crenshaw, Youth Program Specialist, at  or (704) 336-2118 with any questions.

Registration Link: