Charlotte’s Backyard Job Fair

Find Your Dream Job in Charlotte's Backyard

Cleveland County, North Carolina is home to innovative manufacturing companies that are hiring for everything from entry-level production workers, electrical engineers and robotics specialists, to human resources assistants, and marketing and sales professionals.

Join us at the Charlotte’s Backyard NC Job Fair on April 1, 2023 from 8 am – 12 pm at the LeGrand Center in Shelby to find your craft!

See listings below of some of the jobs available at the Charlotte’s Backyard Job Fair!

Hoke Enterprises

Hoke Enterprises is a full service general contractor, who oversees all aspects of your construction project. Their main priorities are to ensure that your job is completed safely, on time, and according to plan. The leadership team has 100+ years of experience and approaches each project with the goal of providing quality and value to our clients. No matter what size or type of project, the Hoke team will meet and exceed your expectations.

  • Project Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Carpenter


Greenheck Group

Greenheck is an industry-leading manufacturer, who’s focus is to build value in air. They offer the widest range of reliable air movement, control and conditioning equipment available. Then,  do everything to exceed your expectations for on-time delivery, easy installation, and performance. Greenheck has plants located in both Shelby and Kings Mountain, NC.



Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) is one of the largest glass fiber manufacturers in the world, with manufacturing and sales in all three major world regions (Americas, Asia and Europe).  The Glass Fiber Division is one of several businesses that make up the global NEG Group – a leading manufacturer of specialty glass, headquartered in Otsu, Japan – that manufactures and sells a broad range of high technology glass products.  NEG has a strong focus on customer satisfaction, technology and social responsibility.  The global NEG Glass Fiber business has a mission of being the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, high quality glass fiber products, with a focus on investing in the growth of the business in all regions.


Personnel Services Unlimited

Since 1981 PSU has been passionate about connecting people with possibilities. We have trained and certified recruiters to help you find the job you want. We offer you flexibility through our temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and professional placement programs.

We have a variety of jobs to fit your needs … short-term, long-term, part-time or full-time! We also offer an unprecedented portfolio of benefits and employee resources to afford you the quality of life you deserve.

  • Operations Director
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Senior Accountant
  • Buyer/Planner
  • Landscape Operations Manager
  • Data Specialist
  • Sourcing Analyst/Buyer
  • Production Planner
  • Tax Accountant
  • Accounting & Payroll Manager
  • Account Executive Accounting
  • Executive Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • CDL Driver
  • Spot and Mig Welders
  • Production Workers
  • Assembly
  • Material Handler
  • Maintenance
  • Landscaping


STI Fabrics

STI is a family-owned textile manufacturer located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina that has been in continuous operation since 1964. STI is the manufacturer and distributor of Revolution Performance Fabrics, which has become one of the most in–demand performance fabrics in the home furnishings industry.

  • Material Handlers
  • Yarn Service
  • Creelers


City of Shelby

The City of Shelby’s mission is to recruit and retain the most qualified, competent and motivated employees for the City. Affectionately known as the “City of Pleasant Living”, Shelby is located at the confluence of the beautiful rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the bustling Metrolina region of the Carolinas.  The city’s proximity allows easy, convenient access to two international airports – Charlotte-Douglas, a short 50 minute drive and Greenville-Spartanburg, a quick hour and 15 minute drive just over the South Carolina state line.

  • Electric Distribution Technician II
  • Director of Energy Services
  • Field Operations Technician I
  • Police Officer – Part Time
  • Field Operations Technician II
  • Equipment Operator
  • Police Officer – Full Time
  • Housing Maintenance Mechanic
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Mechanic – Garage
  • Park Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • City Attorney
  • Electric Journeyman


Cleveland County

A family-oriented lifestyle, small-town charm, and southern hospitality make Cleveland County a great place to live, work and play and that’s why nearly 100,000 people call this place home. With 15 cities, towns, and municipalities, Cleveland County covers 469 square miles in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Mechanic I
  • Animal Services Officer
  • Animal Services Specialist-Resource Coordinator
  • County Marketing Communication Director
  • Child Support Agent I
  • Physician Extender
  • Maintenance Tech II-Plumber
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Maintenance Tech I
  • EMS Logistic Tech-Part-time


Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

The mission of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain a high quality of life for all residents and visitors of Cleveland County, by providing competent and professional Law Enforcement Services and Detention Facilities, while working in partnership with our citizens to develop policing services to meet the unique needs of the community, while assuring fairness, equal treatment and protection to all.



Catawba Two Kings Casino

Catawba Two Kings Casino is a gaming destination in Kings Mountain in southeast North Carolina on Exit 5 off of I-85. Their growing casino includes 1,000 slot machines & 40+ electronic table games. Click here for more information about the casino.

  • Security Officer 1
  • EVS Attendant / Cleaner
  • EVS Supervisor (3rd Shift)
  • EVS Lead Att. / Cleaner (3rd Shift)
  • Marketing – Casino Host
  • Facilities / Maintenance Worker
  • F&B Line Cook
  • F&B Cashier – Utility Worker
  • Players Club Representative
  • Finance – Count Team Member


Fab-Tec, Inc.

Fab-Tec, Inc. is a contract CNC Machining and Metal Fabrication Company. We were founded in February 1997 by owners David and Dana Bolding. We have grown through normal growth patterns and acquisitions. We strive as a company to give our customers great quality, excellent customer service and short turnaround times. We want to make a positive impact on the lives or our customers, our vendors and most of all our employees. Fab-Tec, Inc. has been ISO certified since March 2017.

  • Press Brake Operators
  • Welders
  • CNC Machine Operators
  • Powder-Coat Painters
  • Parts Assemblers



York County Government Human Resources

York County is located in the Piedmont region, between the Broad River and the Catawba River. Its diverse landscape is home to family-friendly towns/cities, a progressive urban region and lakefront communities. York County features everything from prominent parks and greenways to renowned hiking trail systems in the Kings Mountain National Military Park to Carowinds Amusement Park (one of the largest in the Southeast) – all with a cost of living that’s under the national average. Click here for the career portal.

  • Assistant Park Ranger
  • Gatehouse Worker
  • Information and Safety Education Coordinator
  • Lead Maintenance Mechanic
  • Custodian
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • LPN or RN
  • 9-1-1 Telecommunicator
  • Landfill Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Detention Officer I
  • Shelter Keeper
  • GIS Programmer
  • Heavy Equipment Operator/Road Maintenance (HEQ I)
  • Animal Control Officer



York County Sheriff's Office

The mission of the York County Sheriff’s Office is to provide for the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses of York County through proven full service law enforcement practices, including both reactive and proactive responses to criminal activity, to ensure that public interests and constitutionally guaranteed liberties are protected and that the judicial process is followed according to law. York County Sheriff’s Office personnel shall achieve this mission by maintaining a high level of work ethics, integrity and ethical standards in the performance of their duty.




Allegiance Staffing

Allegiance Staffing’s Mission is to build economic and personal pathways to success for our employees and client partners; by loving our neighbors as ourselves, we enrich the communities we serve. Allegiance is a privately held staffing company that operates in 15 states with 40 branch locations.  Allegiance Staffing was founded in 2002 by a group of like-minded independent staffing companies that recognized a need for consistent quality-oriented service.  This Allegiance Staffing leadership team who averages over 25 years of experience in the staffing industry, created a unique structure that has yet to be replicated in the staffing industry. 

  • Mig Welder 
  • Tig Welder 
  • CNC Lathe/Mill Machine Operators & Set up 
  • CNC Lathe/Mill Machine Set-up 
  • Packers 
  • Forklift Driver 
  • Industrial Maintenance Techs  
  • Quality Control Manager 
  • Machine Operators/Assembly  
  • Commercial HVAC Mechanic  
  • Material Handlers 
  • Aboveground Pool Installers


NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) helps people with disabilities achieve their goals for employment and independence. If you have a disability that prevents you from achieving career success or independence in the community of your choice, DVRS can connect you to services and resources to help you meet your goals.



Gardner-Webb University

The mission of Gardner-Webb University is to prepare graduates for leadership and service in their professional careers and in their personal lives. Rigorous and innovative degree programs, combined with distinctive hands-on learning opportunities, shape students into thinkers, doers, and world-changers.  Forged within an supportive and diverse Christian community, students emerge ready to impact their chosen professions, equipped with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspired to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Click here for job listings.



Beam Construction

BEAM has been earning the trust of commercial clients in the Carolinas since 1925. With nearly 100 years of proven performance behind us, this family owned business has a long-standing reputation for quality and integrity.

  • Cleveland Co Water Operations
  • Burns HS Auditorium
  • Crest HS Auditorium
  • Burns HS HVAC Renovation
  • Crest HS HVAC Renovation
  • Shelby HS HVAC Renovation
  • Kings Mountain HS HVAC Renovation
  • Rustin Condos
  • Elon Hawk Polo Ridge Elem School Masonry
  • McDowell Tech Community College Admin Office
  • Grier Middle School


MWM Construction, Rigging, & Transportation

Since their founding, MWM Construction & Rigging and Transportation has built a reputation of quality service, professionalism, and integrity. With 75-years of combined experience in the Industrial/Commercial Construction and Maintenance Industry, the services provided by the MWM leadership and management team is top-notch. They complete successful projects and build strong relationships with clients from locally-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. MWM serves North Carolina with two convenient locations – Asheville and Forest City.

  • Millwright / Rigger
  • Structural Welder / Millwright
  • Millwright Helper
  • Optical Alignment / CAD Tech


Case Farms

Case Farms is a fully integrated poultry farming and processing group of dedicated individuals comprised of over 3200 employees and 475 grower farms that work together to produce consistent quality poultry products every time for every customer.


Settle Heating & Air

Settle Heating and Air Conditioning has been serving the Cleveland, Rutherford, and Cherokee County area since 1998. We are a family company specializing in commercial as well as residential HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation. Our team is made up of a group of local, knowledgeable technicians with a total of fifty- five years of combined experience.


Autobell Carwash

Autobell Car Wash, Inc. is America’s largest family-owned car wash company. Autobell® offers interior & exterior wash options and has over 80 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina. Since 1997, Autobell® Car Wash has proudly served the Shelby community, and we’re proud to say we’re your neighbor.


Army National Guard

Explore the future you’ve always wanted. When you join the Army National Guard, you’re joining a team with purpose and setting yourself up for a successful future. You’ll gain job skills and leadership experience, and get a head start on a civilian career. Explore the many ways Guard service can accelerate your path.


NC Works

Looking for a job in North Carolina? NCWorks Career Center will give you the tools you need to succeed. The career center can help you find work, improve your skills and connect you to other resources to help you prepare for interviews and make a good impression on employers. Job-seekers can also register with NCWorks Online to apply for jobs, seek training opportunities, and learn what they need to do to advance their careers.


Foothills Workforce Development Board

The mission of the Foothills Workforce Development Board is to facilitate the delivery of workforce development programs in McDowell, Rutherford, Cleveland and Polk Counties; monitor quality and continuously improve programs; develop and maintain a unified system of delivery; and promote the economic well being of our customers by providing high quality and accessible workforce development programs and related services. Learn more here!