Finding a Job in Charlotte

Many people continue to move to Charlotte because of the career opportunities this growing city offers. While the city has a reputation for it's banking and financial presence there is also a huge market in Charlotte for travel, retail and utilities. Charlotte recently ranked 13th on Forbes' list of "Best Cities for Young Professionals," putting it ahead of St. Louis, Dallas, Chicago and nearby Raleigh.

If you're not sure where to begin your search, let me point out some of Charlotte's largest companies, its Fortune 500 companies and some great places to look to begin your job search in earnest.

Charlotte's Largest Employers

(based on a 2007 survey conducted by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce)

Carolinas Healthcare System
Wachovia Corporation
Bank of America
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Food Lion
Duke Energy
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
North Carolina State Government
City of Charlotte
US Airways
Presbyterian Healthcare/Regional Healthcare
Ruddick/Harris Teeter, Inc.

Charlotte's Fortune 500 Companies

Charlotte serves as home base to 13 Fortune 500 companies representing industries including banking, utilities, metals and retail.

Bank of America Corp.
Wachovia Corp.
Duke Energy
Sonic Automotive
Family Dollar Stores
Piedmont Natural Gas

Search for a Job

There are many ways to find a job in Charlotte, but here are a few places to get you started in your search: