Jobs in Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
Gastonia is the seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, US. Located in the southern Piedmont region, Gastonia is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and has a population of 71,741. Over the past decade, Gastonia struggled with waves of job losses and several major shutdowns. The city’s unemployment rate is 7.9%, which is at least two points above the national average.
Still, Gastonia has a sturdy manufacturing labor force, and is home to several big manufacturers, including transnational textile company Parkdale Mills. Other large employers are the Gaston County Schools system, employing over 3,900 people at 54 schools, and Caromont Healthcare, which operates public, not-for-profit Gaston Memorial Hospital.
The largest manufacturing employer in Gastonia is Parkdale Mills, the leading manufacturer of cotton products in the US and beyond. The company operates 28 plants across North America, Central America, and South America, and is renowned for its high quality spun yarns. Parkdale Mills also produces cotton-based consumer products, such as swabs, cotton balls, rounds, and square pads.
Job opportunities at Parkdale Mills include Material Transporter, Roving Operator, Ring Spin Operator, Machine Technician, and Electrician.
Other manufacturing employers in Gastonia include filtration products manufacturer Wix Filtration Corp., truck manufacturer Freightliner LLC, gas struts and dampers producer Stabilus, aerospace equipment manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Controls Engineered Systems, and chemicals, plastics, and synthetic fibers manufacturer Radici Group.
Gaston Memorial Hospital, also known as CaroMont Regional Medical, is a 435-bed, not-for-profit care facility with a medical staff of over 450 highly. The hospital has flexible shifts, good retirement and competitive benefits, including health insurance for employees through United Healthcare.
Latest career opportunities at the CaroMont Regional Medical include Energy Management Coordinator, Patient Financial Appeal Specialist, Lab Assistant, Quality and Education Specialist, Coding Coordinator, Public Safety Officer, Public and Media Relations Coordinator, Nutrition Care Associate, Dietary Aide, Patient Financial Representative, and Discharge Planning Specialist.
Gaston County Schools is the ninth largest school district in North Carolina, and the second largest employer in Gaston County with over 3,700 full-time and part-time employees, including 1,950 classroom teachers. Gaston County Schools operates 29 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, 11 middle schools, 11 high schools, 1 special needs school, and 1 alternative school.
Assistant Principal, Elementary Teacher, Curriculum Facilitator, Athletic Director, Softball Coach, Assistant Wrestling Coach, Automotive Technology Teacher, Theater Arts Teacher, Math Support Teacher, Financial Secretary, Human Resources Specialist, Receptionist , Maintenance Mechanic, Locksmith, and Custodian.
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