The North Carolina resources and employers page on Job-Hunt is usually the most popular one every month. Obviously North Carolina’s economy is doing well, and it seems to be a state often in consideration when people are planning to relocate.
A nice range of employers are represented in this list, from Advance Auto Parts through Staples. Retail and fast food dominate this list of 15 employers, as they usually do, but higher education is well-represented, with the University of North Carolina and Duke University on this list, plus the Carolinas HealthCare System. Looks like good employment options are available for residents of North Carolina.
These employers are listed in descending order based on the number of jobs they currently have open in the state of North Carolina. The jobs with these employers are at all levels, from executive through intern, full-time and part-time.
Click on the employer’s name to visit the employer’s company job board where you can search for jobs and apply directly to the employer.
These employers currently have 14,136 jobs open in North Carolina:
1. CVS/Caremark –1,685 jobs
CVS/Caremark is the 2nd largest chain of pharmacies in the USA after Walgreens, and clearly expanding very rapidly right now. Charlotte is the location of most of the North Carolina openings with 191 jobs open currently. Jobs are also open in Winston-Salem (66), Raleigh (65), Greensboro (64), Durham (51) , and many other North Carolina locations.
The job titles in greatest demand for CVS/Caremark in North Carolina are Pharmacy Technician, Customer Service, Shift Supervisor, Photo Lab Supervisor, Merchandiser, and Beauty Advisor, plus Overnight Shift Supervisor, and Overnight Crew.
2. Harris Teeter – 1,635 jobs
With its headquarters in Matthews, NC, and major distribution centers in Greensboro, Indian Trail, and High Point, Harris Teeter is a chain of “neighboord food & pharmacy” stores spread across 8 states and the District of Columbia.
Currently, the open North Carolina positions are in Charlotte (291), Cary (131), Raleigh (127), Greensboro (109), and several other cities and towns. The job titles with the most availability currently are Journeyman Meatcutter, Meat Clerk, Produce Clerk, Fresh Foods Clerk, Customer Service Clerk, Cake Decorator, Cashier, Grocery Stock Clerk, plus many others.
3. McDonald’s - 1,435 jobs
McDonald’s is the well-known fast food restaurant chain. The open jobs in North Carolina are in Fayetteville (91), Greensboro (87), Charlotte (69), Raleigh (65), and many other locations across the state.
The job titles with the greatest current availability include: Crew Member, Management (and Manager Trainee), Department Manager, Cashiers, Maintenance, Brand Ambassadors (the people at the drive through windows), and more.
4. Pizza Hut - 1,133 jobs
Pizza Hut is an American pizza restaurant chain. The jobs Pizza Hut currently has open are located in Charolotte (84), Fayetteville (42), Raleigh (41), Askville (41), Winston-Salem (39), and many other locations.
The job titles in greatest demand include Shift Manager, Assistant General Manager, Team Member, Delivery Driver, Restaurant General Manager, and Server.
5. University of North Carolina - 1,011 jobs
University of North Carolina (UNC) is a multi-campus university composed of all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, which includes Asheille, Chapel Hill, Charolotte, Greensboro, Pembroke, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and several other campus locations.
Open positions currently include Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research at UNC Pembroke and the County Extension Director for the University of North Carolina Systems, plus Academic Advisor positons, many Assistant Professor positions in different departments and schools, several Assistant or Associate Professor positions, and a few full Professor positions in addition to many administrative opportunities.
6. Food Lion – 930 jobs
Headquartered in Salisbury, NC, Food Lion is a chain of grocery stores which operates in 11 Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states with almost 70,000 employees. In addition, it has 7 distribution centers serving the stores, with two of them also located in Salisbury, NC. Currently, Food Lion’s North Carolina opportunities include positions in Raleigh (65), Charlotte (63), Fayetteville (31), Durham (30), Greensboro (24), and many more.
Open positions at Food Lion include a number of part-time jobs: Sales Associate, Grocery Associate, Deli/Bakery Associate, Produce Associate, Service Associate, and Market Associate. Full-time opportunities include Grocery Sales Manager, Frozen Food/Dairy Associate, Assistant Customer Service Sales Manager, Meat Cutter, and Head Grocery Associate.
7. Advance Auto Parts – 911 jobs
Advance Auto Parts is a very large automotive replacements parts and accessories retailer with openings in Winston Salem (12), Gastonia (9), Cary (9) Durham (9), Creedmoor (8), Wilmington (8), and many more locations in North Carolina. Most of the open positions are in general management, sales and business development, and transportation.
8. Family Dollar – 869 jobs
Family Dollar is a chain of variety stores headquartered in Matthews, NC, with over 7,000 stores in 45 states plus the District of Columbia. Currently, Family Dollar has open positions in Charlotte (102), Fayetteville (35), Winston-Salem (28), Greensboro (18), Raleigh (17), and several other locations across the state.
Assistant Store Manager jobs and Customer Service Representative jobs currently represent nearly all of the jobs open in North Carolina with Family Dollar. In addiiton, there are some buyer and assistant buyer positions, IT, HR, and other business service jobs.
9. Duke University - 835 jobs
Located in Durham, NC, Duke University is comprised of two major organizations: Duke University, which is comprrised of 10 schools and colleges, and the Duke University Health System. With more than 30,000 faculty and staff, Duke has been named a “best place to work” by several organizations including Carolina Parent, Computerworld, The Scientist, and AARP.
The vast majority of the Duke open positions are in Durham (600) with 53 open in Raleigh. The remaining open jobs are scattered across several other towns in the state. The jobs that are currently open include Staff Assistant, Patient Service Associate, Research Technician, Medical Assistant (Certified), Analyst, Financial Care Counselor, Clinical Trials Assistant, Program Coordinator, and many other medical and academic positions.
10. Taco Bell – 643 jobs
Taco Bell is a chain of fast-food Tex-Mex restaurants. In North Carolina, Taco Bell has jobs open in Charlotte (66), Greensboro (50), Fayetteville (45), Raleigh (30), and many more at other North Carolina Taco Bell locations. Open positions include hourly jobs like Team Member Trainer and Team Member, plus Shift Lead, Restaurant General Manager, and Assistant Manager jobs.
11. Best Buy - 589 jobs
Best Buy is a very large retailer of consumer electronics with many stores distributed across the USA. In North Carolina, the open positions are in Charlotte (106), Raleigh (49), Garner (33), Durham (30), and many more locations.
The job titles for the positions available include: AutoTech Trainee (which sounds like a great opportunity), Geek Squad Sales Agent, Sales Support Associate, Asset Protection Associate, Cashier, Geek Squad Senior Counter Intelligence Agent, Auto Tech Associate and many more. Some very interesting job titles!
12. Staples - 576 jobs
Staples is a very large chain of office supply retail stores with stores across the country. Currently, Staples has openings in North Carolina in the following locations: Charlotte (44), Raleigh (35), Wilmington (23), Greensboro (22), Cary (22), and more.
These open positions appear to be concentrated in the Copy & Print Center currently with many Copy & Print Center Expert and Copy & Print Center Associate positions open. In addition, the people who created the “Easy” button have many Easy Resident Technician and Easy Technology Associate jobs open, plus Furniture Associate, Office Supplies Associate, Service Desk Associate, Inventory Associate, and many other positions.
13. KFC – 547 jobs (Adobe Flash site may not be visible on Apple products)
KFC (also know as Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a large chain of fast food restaurants across the USA. In North Carolina, KFC has current openings in Charlotte (40), Fayetteville (36), Gastonia (24), Greenville (14) and many more cities and towns in North Carolina. Open jobs include Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Restaurant Manager, plus Team Member and Shift Supervisor jobs.
14. BURGER KING - 477 jobs
The famous fast food burger chain – also known as “BK” - is hiring at several locations in North Carolina including Charlotte (51), Fayetteville (44), Winston-Salem (30), Greensboro (28), and several more North Carolina communities. The largest number of opportunities are in Restaurant General Manager and Assistant Manager positions, plus Team Member, Shift Coordinator, and Sales Profit & Operations Coach positions.
15. Carolinas HealthCare System – 455 jobs
Based in Charlotte, the Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) operates a healthcare system covering both North and South Carolina with a network of 650 “care locations” including academic medical centers, hospitals (15, including Levine Children’s Hospital), physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and hospice and palliative care. Currently, CHS has 325 openings in Charlotte, 47 in Concord, and others distributed across their network in North Carolina. Jobs currently open include a wide variety of medical positions including Nurse, MRI Technologist, CT Technolgist, Respiratory Therapist, Surgical Technologist, Radiology Technican, and many more.
More Jobs in North Carolina:
Check out Job-Hunt’s Directory of North Carolina’s Largest Employers which includes over 200 North Carolina employers, from hospitals and medical centers to colleges and universities, banks, insurance companies, and many other North Carolina employers.
Most Popular Careers in North Carolina gives you a breakdown by city of which careers are most numerous in a given North Carolina city.
More Jobs, Information, and Resources by State:
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of US Government Employers
- Job-Hunt’s Directory of the Fortune 500 Employers by State
- Job-Hunt’s Association Directory
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Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, her company, NETability, Inc. purchased Job-Hunt.org, and Susan has been editor and publisher of Job-Hunt since then. Follow Susan on Twitter at @jobhuntorg and on Google+.