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Old 02-06-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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How is the current job market in Charlotte? Other than banking, what are the major employers and industries in the Charlotte area?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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Can you give a little more info as to your background, experience, what you are looking for?
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:25 AM
 
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The market for account/finance folks isn't great in the area. There's quite a bit of competition.

I'm intimately aware of a large company in the Charlotte metro area that has recently undergone restructuring and has laid off dozens of finance & accounting employees (among many other professions.) Many of those affected are struggling to find work and several ended up with very long commutes with their new jobs.

Some non-banking companies to consider: Electrolux, Rubbermaid, Scott Safety (Tyco), Parker Hannifin, Doosan (Statesville), Nascar Teams, Britax (Fort Mill), MSC (Davidson), Duke Energy, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, etc.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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Are you a CPA? Do you have a MACC or MBA? Are you looking private/public sector? Salary range? I have been contacted over 10 times in the past two weeks about several job openings in the area but I am happy where I am. I would be more than willing to pass along information to some of these recruiters but I need more background.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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Contact Ethel @ Ethel Harris and Associates or John Shelton @ Robert Half....

There are always accounting openings in Charlotte.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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There is an accounting/finance recruiter on every corner in Charlotte. Swing a stick and pick any of them. They all claim to have the inside track for jobs. There are very few companies who use one recruiter to fill a job, if they use a recruiter at all. Companies love to collect resumes in order to tell the government that they have open positions, when in reality, they don't.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Murica
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You're competing with mostly leased office LLCs who do mostly international and out-of-state contracts. Unless you're talking about a role in a company then they want MBAs and CPAs just out of another position with years of experience.

I do see Charlotte based start-ups making think tanks out of fresh MBA grads. They are mostly internet and sports marketing based. I worked for one as a developer for some years..

I assume you have already work the field or are social enough to negotiate into being hired. If you are a new grad who is socially awkward or you're coming back into the field, you're going into a major struggle..
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