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Iredell EDC Partners To Host Virtual Job Fair

How do you connect individuals seeking jobs with local employers looking to hire talent during a global pandemic? By using an innovative and creative solution to make it happen!

On June 4-5, 2020, 25 employers from Iredell County and the Lake Norman area participated in the Centralina Virtual Career Marketplace. This virtual career fair offered jobseekers the opportunity to meet employers and hiring managers in a virtual format, as well as apply to 80 different area jobs.

The Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB), in conjunction with Iredell County Economic Development Corporation, Lake Norman Economic Development, Centralina Workforce Development Board and NCWorks Career Centers, developed this unique online event. Centralina Workforce Development Board Business Services Leader Anna Lu Wilson provided the staff support for the fair and leadership for the partnership.

A total of 213 jobseekers registered for the two-day online event with many of the attendees possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher. Overall comments provided by employers and job seekers alike were very positive for the virtual event.

Connecting talent to employment in the 21st century demands a state-of-the-art 21st century solution,” said David Hollars, Centralina Workforce Development Board Executive Director. “We believe that the time is right for the Centralina Virtual Career Marketplace to offer employers and career seekers in our region a smarter choice in connecting to each other.”

Participating Companies
Aquatech Pool Management
Plasgad USA
Hirschfeld Marketing Solutions
Decision Path
Town of Mooresville
Reynolds Consumer Products
Energy United
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Davis Regional Medical Center
Carolina Beverage
Detroit Speed
Ashley Furniture
Fibreworks Composite
Cheney Brothers
US Census Bureau

For information on the Centralina Virtual Career Marketplace, please contact the Centralina WDB Business Services Leader Anna Lu Wilson ([email protected]) for more information or assistance and learn more about all the Centralina WDB services by visiting our website at