These 9 companies announced the most new jobs in Charlotte last year

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2017 was a pretty good year for Charlotte’s job market.

Mecklenburg County companies announced more than 13,000 jobs over the course of the year (the most since 2014), and made $819 million in capital investments. Both figures come from the Charlotte Chamber’s new growth report.

The Chamber’s list doesn’t capture everybody. LendingTree, for example, hired 170 new employees in Charlotte last year. But it provides a window into economic growth in the region.

From the Charlotte Chamber’s economic forum in December 2017. From left to right: Pat Rodgers, Brian Moynihan, Frank Emory, Doug Lebda, Mike Praeger and Gene Woods. Photo by the Chamber via Facebook.

Here are the 9 companies that announced the most:

1) AvidXchange: 460

Accounts payable automation

Open positions include: Business Process Optimization Leader, Chief Information Security Officer, Digital Marketer, Manager of Analytics, Senior Software Engineer.

2) Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel: 250

Hospitality

Open positions include: General Maintenance Engineer, Lead Host, Front Office Supervisor, Bartender, Banquet Captain, Rooftop Manager.

3) Harris Teeter: 150

Grocery

Open positions include: Personal Shopper, Deli Clerk, Baker, Store Management

4) Outback Steakhouse: 140

Restaurant

Open positions include: Restaurant Manager, Delivery Driver, To-Go Specialist, Line Cook.

5) 1-800-CONTACTS: 74

Contact lens retailer

Open positions include: Facilities Technican

6) Albemarle Corporation: 70

Specialty chemicals

Open positions include: Learning & Organizational Development Expert, Network Engineer, Business Process Project Manager, Auditor, Sales Analyst

7) Caesarstone: 69

Quartz surface manufacturer

Open positions include: Financial & Inventory Cost Analyst

8) SGL Carbon: 45

Chemicals

Office location: Northlake
Open positions include: SAP Analyst,

9) Babalu Tapas & Tacos: 40

Restaurant

Office location: Dilworth
Open positions include: Executive Chef, Assistant Manager, Host

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