Both in the governmental and private sector, employers have been having trouble hiring employees in this economic/pandemic environment.

GuilfordWorks  – a public-private organization that helps local businesses find and develop their workforce – is holding a large “Public-Sector Career Fair” to help local governments hook up with potential workers. 

The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Windsor Community Center at 1601 E Gate City Blvd in Greensboro.

It’s being billed as a “colossal” job fair since hundreds of jobs are available.

There have been a lot of efforts this year by numerous groups to help the population get back to work as the pandemic ends.  However, much of that focus has been on helping the private sector.  This job fair will focus, as the name indicates, on filling government jobs.  

Even before the pandemic, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department had a great deal of trouble filling vacancies for detention officers, and Guilford County Emergency Services had trouble filling positions as well. The COVID-19 restrictions have often made it even tougher to find employees.

Anyone familiar with government jobs in this area knows that the benefits are very attractive and that helps draw applicants.

At this fair, Guilford County and its two largest cities are seeking workers.

Here’s a list of the participating governments and departments:

Guilford County Government

  • Sheriff’s Department
  • Department of Public Health & Human Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Animal Resource Center ( AKA the Animal Shelter)
  • Other Departments

City of Greensboro

  • Police Department
  • Fire Department
  • Metro 911
  • Library
  • Field Operations
  • Parks and Recreation

City of High Point 

  • Police Department
  • Fire Department
  • Parks & Recreation
  • And “many other positions”


For more information on the fair and other job openings, you can visit

Applicants have to provide a resume and contact information to NCWorks Career Center and have an active NCWorks registration.

Staff will be at the event to assist anyone needing to register. Safety protocols, such as the wearing of face masks and social distancing, will be required at the job fair.