Youth Programs


Companies Hiring During COVID-19

The City of Charlotte is committed to keeping our community aware of job opportunities and other information related to job and career readiness. Many individuals have been impacted by COVID-19, and we want to provide the most up-to-date job information and communicate any opportunities for individuals to improve themselves professionally.


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.

Bank of America: multiple positions. Apply here. sales, customer experience, operations. Apply here.

Carowinds: multiple positions. Apply here.

Dollar General: sales associate. Apply here.

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

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

Metrolina Greenhouse: seasonal greenhouse workers. Apply here.

Novant Health: multiple positions. Apply here.

Publix: multiple positions. Apply here.

QuikTrip: multiple positions. Apply here.

Sheetz: multiple positions. Apply here.

Sunrise Senior Living: cook, food servers, dishwashers, housekeepers. Apply here.

Truist (BB&T/SunTrust): multiple positions. Apply here.

United States Census: multiple positions. Apply here.

Wal-Mart: multiple positions. Apply here.

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

Boardwalk Staffing has an immediate need for approximately 40 individuals, temporary to permanent, at an essential manufacturing facility that makes safety masks. Forklift certification is preferred but not required.  Pay is $11-16/hour, depending on experience and shift, and is paid weekly. 12-hour shifts available, both day and nights, and transportation is required. More information is available here. Call and schedule an appointment with Courtney or Summer at 704-919-0750.

Many other companies are also hiring. Click here to view a recent list from FOX 46 Charlotte.

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.

  • 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.
  • Babbel is offering three months of free language learning to U.S. students through June 2020. Students can take courses in any language offered including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English.
  • Codeacademy is offering 10,000 scholarships to high school and college students across the world for the rest of the school year for its Codecademy Pro program.
  • edX delivers online courses ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skillshare offers online learning opportunities with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.

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.