Recruit & Hire

From training and educational readiness to recruiting opportunities, unlock a world of workforce solutions to fuel your business success and empower the Iredell community to achieve its full potential.

Finding Candidates and Skilled Ready Talent

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Recruiting and hiring can be a daunting process, especially in today’s tight labor market.  Iredell Ready is here to support you by providing you with customized solutions for recruiting, hiring, and training talent.  Our partners stand ready to assist you in identifying and developing strategies and tools to put together the team you need to be successful.

Recruit and Hire with Confidence

The Iredell Ready Business Services Team helps our existing industries understand and connect with workforce resources and partners. Led by Iredell County Economic Development Corporation, we provide a one-stop-shop service to connect you with the right workforce partners and programs to help you achieve your hiring goals. We accelerate your access to local, regional, and statewide programs and resources to support your recruit & hire, retain and train, and pipeline development goals.

NCWorks can support local industries with hiring by providing wage and labor information, sourcing job applicants, hosting career fairs, recruiting and staffing services, promoting jobs via the job board,  apprenticeship and outplacement services, incumbent worker training, talent acquisition and retention strategy development, financial support and grants for training needs, and access to and workforce data. There are two NCWorks office locations in Iredell County (Statesville and Mooresville). For more information about Centralina Workforce Development Charlotte NC.

Are you looking to grow in Iredell County? Iredell County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that supports the attraction, retention, and expansion of industry;  creation of new jobs; and capital investment. Our team is committed to supporting you and serving as a valuable resource as you consider investment in Iredell County. Our extensive knowledge of the community, programs, and key stakeholders can be instrumental in accelerating your project while ensuring a positive experience and outcome. Learn more about Iredell EDC and our Client Services

Our Iredell Ready partners offer multiple opportunities throughout the year for employers to promote their jobs to residents and students. In addition, we can support the promotion of your individual job fairs and hiring efforts. 

Our career fair efforts include providing employers with the opportunity to promote career awareness, promote jobs to students, promote internships, apprenticeships, summer employment, and full-time employment. Want to learn more about how you can engage with our efforts? Check out our calendar page for upcoming career fairs, follow us on our social channels, and connect with us.

Centralina Workforce Development Board and NCWorks work with various unique populations including Youth Adults, Seniors, Veterans, Second Chance Employment, and vocational disabilities. If you are interested in exploring opportunities to diversify your hiring practices and explore these candidate pools, they can support you. 

Iredell County is a certified Work Ready Community. 156 employers in Iredell County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC. WorkKeys is an ACT assessment administered to all North Carolina 12th-grade Career Technical Education (CTE) completers.  A CTE completer is a student who has taken at least four courses in a Career-Focused Area. WorkKeys test measures “real world” skills critical to job success. These skills are essential to any occupation, skilled or professional, at any level of education and industry. CTE Completers take the following three WorkKeys tests.

  • Workplace Documents
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Graphic Literacy

By taking the WorkKeys tests, students can earn a State Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), as well as a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). CRCs and NCRCs are awarded at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Businesses interested in learning more about the benefits of the ACT WorkKeys Program and how they can participate can visit Activate Your WorkKeys Account or contact NCWorks in Statesville 704-878-4241 or NCWorks Mooresville 704-360-8067.

The training programs at UTI and MIAT teach the fundamental, in-demand skills their students take with them into the workforce. Whether it’s automotive, diesel, motorcycle, motorsports, marine, welding, collision repair, CNC machining, aviation maintenance, energy, wind energy, robotics and automation, non-destructive testing, or HVACR, these programs teach the foundational skills employers look for when hiring the next generation. Some programs even take less than a year to complete. NASCAR Tech Partners with the industries they serve to develop relevant curricula and certificates needed for those industries. They have had great success partnering with local companies to launch new programs in Iredell County. Learn more about their work here.

The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute (NCMI) initiative was conceived in the summer of 2014 during meetings with leaders in Rowan and Cabarrus counties from both chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, the Centralina Workforce Development Board, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Iredell County joined the initiative in 2016 with the involvement of its Economic Development Corporation. NCMI is designed to link and leverage the existing assets of Rowan, Cabarrus, and Iredell counties to solve a growing gap between regional job seekers and available positions. Its innovative funding and operational structure allow the Institute to deliver results responding to a rapidly-growing need for manufacturing employees with certified skills and verified work readiness. Manufacturing firms will benefit from a partnership with NCMI through access to a pipeline of trained, certified production technicians who can help them achieve their business goals.

Empowering a Ready Community

Explore our Workforce Services Directory to begin establishing connections with valuable talent pipeline development partners.

Our Partners

Learn more about the partners that make Iredell Ready possible.

Our Impact

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