In-Demand Businesses in the SC Upstate Area

Businesses in the area need workers, especially those who are trained for careers in manufacturing, construction, and transportation. New jobs open up every day, so there are plenty of opportunities for trained individuals. In this post, we’ll look at some of the local employers with the highest demand for employees. We’ll also look at what they need so you can pursue a career path that puts you on track to get hired upon graduating.

Architecture & Construction

The construction industry is growing more and more every year. People need homes, businesses need offices, and manufacturers need factories, so there is always plenty to be built. Below are three in demand businesses currently looking to hire for construction positions.

Southeastern Roofing and Restoration

Southeastern Roofing and Restoration is a roofing business headquartered in Rock Hill. They do business all around the area and are currently in need of construction supervisors, sales consultants, and more! If you are training in construction management, this is a great place to start!

P and TL, Inc.

P and TL, Inc. are erosion control specialists. They are one of the fastest-growing erosion control companies in the Southeast, in fact. They regularly hire construction workers, drivers, and more at full-time with benefits. If you’ve just been certified and are looking for work experience at a growing company, P and TL, Inc. may be the company for you!

J.M. Cope Construction

J.M. Cope Construction is one of the region’s most well-respected commercial construction firms, with around $82M of annual construction volume. They are always looking for project managers, carpenters, and more to work on their large commercial projects. If you want a job with a well-established business that takes on big projects, J.M. Cope is a good place to start looking.

Information Technology

Companies are always hiring professionals in IT, software development, digital design, and other technology-based professions. You may be surprised how many have operations right here in South Carolina. Below are three in demand businesses looking to hire computer professionals now!

3D Systems

3D Systems is a Rock Hill-based company co-founded by the inventor of 3D printing, Charles Hull. Today they are a global company that uses 3D solutions to make life easier. They are usually hiring for positions in IT, UI/UX design, software development, and more. If you want to work at one of the world’s leading 3D solutions companies, 3D Systems is the business for you.


Nucor is a steel and steel products company, but they hire for information technology positions all the time. With over 27,000 employees, they need a little bit of everything. As of publishing, Nucor is looking for IT supervisors, software developers, and more right here in Rock Hill! These are great opportunities with good pay and solid benefits.

Scentsy, Inc.

Scentsy sells creative, artistic, high-quality products around the world. Their new distribution site is opening this summer in Rock Hill, and they need software engineers and IT professionals badly. This is a growing company with operations around the country, and the new South Carolina facility is a great opportunity for individuals starting a career in information technology.


Manufacturing is another growing industry always looking for workers. In our local area alone, there are countless in demand businesses that need employees like you to keep production going strong. If you are considering a career in manufacturing, the following companies are just a few of the companies hiring in the York County area.


Solvay is a science and technology company that brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, medical devices, and more. They have a manufacturing facility in Rock Hill that regularly hires production engineers, manufacturing technicians, and more. This is a state-of-the-art company using the latest technology to create high tech products. If that sounds like something you want to be involved in, they’re a great business to work for!


Domtar designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide variety of paper products for customers around the world. They are consistently hiring project managers, manufacturing operators, production workers, and more for their Fort Mill facility. If you want to work for an industry-leading company making products that people use every day, consider looking for a job at Domtar.


MLily is a mattress company that has used a science-based approach to product development, creating a collection of proprietary foams that fight odor, wick away moisture, and offer cooler sleep. They are looking for production workers, forklift operators, production supervisors, and more at their Rock Hill manufacturing facility. MLily is a growing company that provides plenty of room for advancement!

Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

Hudson Automotive Group, NTB, Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers

If you’re training for a career working on cars, trucks, or any other vehicles, there are tons of companies you can work for. We’ve listed just a few of the in demand businesses looking for automotive technicians and diesel technicians. Check out their websites to see available job listings!

Hudson Automotive Group

Hudson Automotive is a family owned and operated business that serves customers through twenty-six dealerships around the country. They are hiring vehicle product specialists, car detailers, lube technicians, automotive service technicians, and more at their Rock Hill branch, Rock Hill Nissan. If you want to work in an environment that feels like a big family, Hudson Automotive is a great place to start looking!

NTB Tire & Service Centers

NTB is a national brand with stores across the country. They provide car parts, repairs, and more for customers every day. Their goal is to make their customers’ lives easier. They achieve this by hiring the best automotive technicians they can. If you want to work at a stable company that provides you with benefits and solid pay, NTB is an ideal option.

Mr. Tire Auto Service Centers

Mr. Tire is another national brand that can provide you with a steady job with benefits and room for advancement. Each franchise is independently-owned and operated, so it can feel like a friendly small shop. Mr. Tire is looking for automotive technicians in Rock Hill who have a passion for hard work and getting the job done right. If this sounds like a good fit to you, you can apply on the Mr. Tire website!

When you train for a career at York Technical College, companies line up to hire you! The businesses listed above are only a few of the in demand businesses in our area, and if you do a little research, you could find even more. If you want a promising career in a growing industry, click “Get Started” to get more information on career training at York Technical College.