Veterans from across North Carolina gathered at the Hickory Metro Convention Center over the weekend, hoping to find employment in the Hickory-area.
The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce and Catawba Economic Development Corp. collaborated with North Carolina for Military Employment to bring 40 military families to Hickory for a weekend-long hiring event they call “Welcome Home Hickory Metro.”
“Hiring events like this usually happen at the bases, but we knew we had to do something bold,” said Chamber President Lindsay Keisler. “It’s not like a job fair where you walk around and just meet employers. Veterans are actually interviewing for positions today.”