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Centralina Workforce Services Connects Nearly 1,000 Career Seekers With 180 Employers Through Local Job Fairs

Stanly fair 2017

The month of April has been a great month for career seekers and employers in the Centralina region.  The Centralina Workforce Development Board and Centralina Workforce Services held three major career fairs in Stanly, Rowan, and Union counties.  

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the NCWorks Career Center-Union, Centralina WDB, South Piedmont Community College (SPCC), Union County Public Schools, and the Union County Chamber of Commerce held a major job fair at SPCC's Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Conference Center in Monroe.   The Union County job fair had 80 employers and over 500 attendees.

"This was a great job fair with lots of good vendors.  It was well organized, and lots of fun things going on," said Traci Smith, a Union County career seeker.  

The Stanly County Job Fair was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Stanly Commons in Albemarle and had over 50 employers and 200 career seekers.  The NCWorks Career Center-Stanly, Centralina WDB, Stanly County Chamber, Centralina NEXGEN Services, Stanly County Department of Health, and Stanly Community College all put the event together.  

The Rowan County Job Fair was held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 and had 54 employers and 350 career seekers in attendance. The NCWorks Career Center-Rowan, Centralina WDB, the City of Salisbury, Rowan-Salisbury School System, the Rowan Chamber of Commerce, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Rowan Works all partnered together for this event.   Here are a few quotes from those who attended the job fair at Salisbury's West End Plaza.

  • "I really enjoyed myself today got a lot of prospects and I have a lot of applications that I need to fill out.  I think the outcome was awesome, thanks for the invite." - Jason Allen
  • "Everything was great.  Nice presentations from the employer's panel also the booth were arranged nicely.   Everybody was very nice and courteous.  Excellent job on the job fair." - Jose Ramirez
  • "It went very well.  I enjoyed it very much and I was able to discover and get in touch with plenty of contacts for good jobs that will hopefully workout for me. Glad this job fair was here today. Was very helpful in my job search." - Josh Dean
  • "Awesome Assembly and Coordination! It was enjoyable, informative and convenient. A+!!!" - Roslyn Maxwell

Overall the Centralina Workforce Services and the NCWorks Career Centers in Rowan, Union, and Stanly counties together served nearly 1,000 individuals and helped 180 employers find talent.  These events align with the mission and vision of the Centralina Workforce Development Board to continue and match employers with the forever growing talent pool in the region. For more information regarding the NCWorks Career Centers in the Centralina region visit,  



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