10 Apr Press Release: Job Fair of the Carolinas Set For April 26th at Carowinds
To make a talent connection today, businesses frequently recruit across various county and state lines, and jobseekers often travel across those same lines to find work. Nowhere is a regional job market more evident than in the greater Charlotte area. To meet the needs of this market, workforce system partners in North Carolina and South Carolina are offering the “Job Fair of the Carolinas.” For the fourth time in three years, workforce professionals from SC Works and NCWorks are collaborating to present this job fair for the greater Charlotte region.
This in-person event is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. Veterans are welcome and may be identified with a special wristband they receive upon entry, so that employers can recognize their service. The job fair is once again being hosted by Carowinds, located at 300 Carowinds Boulevard in Charlotte. There is no cost for parking or to attend the job fair; the park is closed the day of the event.
In a tight labor market, events like Job Fair of the Carolinas provide opportunities for employers to meet with qualified candidates in a short amount of time. Over 55 employers, including organizations from both sides of the state line, have registered to participate in this event. Positions will be available in a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, logistics, finance, IT, retail, construction, hospitality, entertainment, state and local government.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Career Centers throughout North and South Carolina have become more innovative in carrying out their mission to connect businesses to talent. Job Fair of the Carolinas is just one of the many ways that connection is being facilitated. NCWorks and SC Works will also have their mobile units on-site at Carowinds.
NCWorks and SC Works team members, along with partner agencies, will be on hand to offer guidance on how to successfully navigate the job fair. Staff can also provide information on employment and training services available through each state’s American Job Centers (called “NCWorks Career Centers” in North Carolina and “SC Works Centers” in South Carolina).
“We truly value our partnership with SC Works. Job Fair of the Carolinas is a great opportunity to connect talent to jobs on both sides of the state line,” Ronne Grantham, NCWorks Regional Operations Director with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, said. “And, what better location to hold the event than at Carowinds, a business located in both North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a great venue that has allowed us to expand our in-person event and include more businesses.”
Diana Goldwire, Area Director for Region 2 with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, added, “Our two states working together just makes sense. Jobseekers and employers do not see county or state lines. Holding this event at Carowinds has opened the doors for more employers to participate and therefore provided even more options for jobseekers to take advantage of getting back to work.”
Job Fair of the Carolinas will bring employers and jobseekers together from across a five-county, two-state area: Mecklenburg and Gaston counties in North Carolina; along with Lancaster, Chester, and York counties in South Carolina.
Jobseekers can pre-register for the event and see a list of participating employers at https://scworks.org/job-fair-carolinas.
Carowinds, a 400-acre amusement park located on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, is home to top-rated roller coasters, including Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, as well as more than 60 rides, attractions, and live stage shows. Carolina Harbor, a 26-acre water park, features a variety of water slides, wave pools, large play structures and a three-acre children’s play area. Carowinds Camp Wilderness and SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds are guest accommodations located on-site. For information on attractions and accommodations at Carowinds, visit www.carowinds.com or call 704.588.2600.
Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive, and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Cedar Fair’s parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario.