We understand how important finding meaningful work is to transitioning military and spouses as you embark on civilian life.

Hickory Metro employers appreciate the skills you honed and knowledge gained during your service - working as a team, meeting deadlines, leading and following directions, flexibility and adaptability - and of course, significant technical skills.  You can have a real impact here in cutting-edge industries crafting products and services that touch all over the globe.

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To meet our mission, HKY4Vets has developed closed working relationships with a number of leading companies from across the Hickory area.

These diverse companies represent our HKY4Vets Talent Connect Partners - and they get IT:

  • Each partner understands the national landscape for top talent is ultra competitive
  • Each understands the technical requirements for today's jobs are rising at an unprecedented rate
  • Each understands they need LEARNERS, ACTIVE CONTRIBUTORS, and LEADERS to drive their companies forward and prepare them for an uncertain future
  • They each understand it takes an engagement and partnership beyond their four walls to proactively solve problems

They know our nation's military forces and military families are the best among US and embody these abilities everyday through their sacrifice of service, AND they know hiring a veteran or a military spouse is more "than just the right thing to do" and that hiring veterans and spouses drives business results.​

We are proud to work everyday in cooperation with these leading employment partners in our community.

Featured Employer Partners



HSM (Hickory Springs Manufacturing) is a privately owned holding company based in Hickory, North Carolina, that specializes, through its subsidiaries, in the manufacturing of components for the furniture, bedding, transportation, packaging and healthcare industries; and the design and construction of automated production machinery for the bedding, apparel, aerospace and other industries.

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Special Metals

Special Metals, owned by Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC), manufactures coated electrodes, filler metals and flux-cored filler wires, weldstrip and fluxes for joining nickel alloys, high-performance steels, dissimilar metals and cast irons.



Catawba Valley Health System exists to heal and comfort patients, to promote and foster a healthier community, and to assure access to healthcare to all who need it.


Catawba County

Catawba County Government works for the citizens of Catawba County. We are more than a service organization; we are people dedicated to serving our community in ways that reflect the inherent values we hold true to ourselves. We embody our roots as doers by continually striving to do the best job possible for our residents and our community every single day.

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Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of wire and cable products. Locally, Prysmian operates one of the country's largest optical fiber manufacturing facilities producing the entire product in-house from glass preform to reeled cable shipped to North American customers.

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At CommScope we push the boundaries of communications technology to create the world’s most advanced networks. We design, manufacture, install and support the hardware infrastructure and software intelligence that enable our digital society to interact and thrive. Working with customers, we advance broadband, enterprise and wireless networks to power progress and create lasting connections.