The Hottest Industries Hiring in Charlotte

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September 20, 2016

flames_from_laptop-538090-edited.jpgSummer is certainly winding down, but the job market in Charlotte is heating up. Find out which industries and companies are hiring right now; including which top-paid positions are taking resumes. 

Over the course of the summer, we highlighted a number of metros, like Philadelphia and Houston, where job growth has been a national talking point. This month, Charlotte makes our list.

While critics may be quick to highlight a dip in unemployment, primarily due to the loss of government jobs, annual employment growth is up 2.2 percent, or approximately 24,000 jobs. Furthermore, Charlotte gained the most new jobs (7,900) with a heavy concentration of those jobs in the professional and business services sector. 


hottest Industries hiring in Charlotte Right Now

Whether you're actively seeking employment in Charlotte, or toying with the idea of making a move, consider these hot industries that are hiring right now! 

Home Health Care Services 

Average wage/salary: $42,218

Number of postings:

Top job posters:
  Bayada Home Health Care, Carolinas Healthcare Systems, Gentiva Health Services Inc. Maxim Home Health 

Who they are hiring:
  Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse, Director or Nursing 


Computer Systems Design Services 

Average wage/salary:  $90,281

Number of postings: 2,003

Top job posters:  Well Fargo & Company, Lowe's Companies, Oracle Corporation, Open Systems Holdings Corp. 

Who they are hiring:  Software Engineer, Java Developer, Software Developer, Business Systems Consultant, Java/J2ee Developer 


Commercial Banking 

Average wage/salary: $70,484 

Number of postings:

Top job posters:
 Wells Fargo & Company, Fifth Third Bancorp, Bank of America Corporation 

Who they are hiring
: Credit Analyst, Finance/Business Finance Officer, Business Risk Management, Commercial Finance


Limited-Service Restaurants 

Average wage/salary: $41,000

Number of postings:

Top job posters:
  Starbucks Corporation, Papa John's International, The Fresh Market, Food Lion

Who they are hiring: 
Manager-on-Duty, Supervisor, Assistant General Manager, Assistant Store Manager 


General Freight Trucking 

Average wage/salary: $38,692

Number of postings:

Top job posters:
 Super Service Inc. Empire Express Inc., The Home Depot Inc.  

Who they are hiring: 
Truck driver, Air Transportation & Logistics Supervisor, Analyst - Cargo Execution, Distribution Supervisor, Inbound Logistics


General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 

Average wage/salary: $68,613 

Number of postings: 125

Top job posters: 
United States Army, Carolinas Healthcare System, American Mobility Inc.  

Who they are hiring: Registered Nurse, Account Executive, Administrative Supervisor, Case Manager, Clinical Nurse Educator,   


Sources: CareerBuilder, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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