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If you’re looking for employment opportunities in Hickory, you’ve come to the right place. Hickory is home to several industries, including medical, technology, manufacturing, and niche industries. 

Hickory’s Trivium Corporate Center is home to five major tenants that collectively support over 1,000 job opportunities for our city. Those are a lot of opportunities for employment, but there are even more companies and industries to explore in Hickory. We’ve listed and provided links below to our major employers and top industries to help you craft your career in Hickory.

If you are looking for career opportunities with the City of Hickory, please visit our Human Resources page. Looking to craft your own career? See our Starting and Owning a Local Business page.


Top Industries in the Hickory MSA

Retail Trade
Professional, scientific, and management
Public Administration


Hickory welcomes military veterans and their families, and offers support and resources for those transitioning back to civilian life through HKY4Vets. Since its inception in 2016, HKY4Vets (Hickory4Vets), a public-private partnership of companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and veterans, has worked to build a sustainable model for our community and establish a plan of work based on three overarching priorities: Awareness, Advocacy, and Access. We desire to become one of the most "veteran-ready" communities in the entire country.