2023 Roanoke Region Participating Employers

The Roanoke Region has one of the most diverse economies in the state, with thriving corporations and non-profit sectors in engineering, science, innovation, construction, marketing, finance, banking, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, architecture, government, management, production, and that’s just the tip of the mountain.

Meet a sampling of the region’s many great employers at the October 4, 2024 intern and early career expo, so that you can gain the experience and on-the-job skills that will put you ahead of the pack. It’s free to attend and your resume will be sent to all employers, and all attendees will receive a full contact list. Students and young professionals with less than five years’ experience are welcome. Give us a shout with questions.


Dynax America

Industry: Engineering

Dynax America Corp. is a full-service supplier meeting the needs and challenges of the North American automotive market for wet-type friction materials. Our state-of-the art manufacturing facility, in beautiful Roanoke, VA, continues to grow.

Using cutting-edge processes and technology, we offer a wide-range of products and services engineered to exceed customer expectations. We believe our company owes its prosperity to the strong and kind support of our customers and employees.

NOW HIRING: Mechanical & Technical Engineers and Year-Round Interns

Branch Group

Industry: Construction

Established in 1963, The Branch Group provides high-level leadership and innovation for construction management, design-build, site-work, specialty subcontracting, and heavy highways, in addition to mechanical and electrical services. The Branch Group touches on all of these aspects of the built environment, through its subsidiaries: Branch Civil, Branch Builds, and Hopkins | Lacy. The Company is fully owned by its employees.

NOW HIRING: Mechanical & Technical Engineers and Year-Round Interns

Bank of Botetourt

Industry: Banking/Finance

Founded in 1899, Bank of Botetourt currently has thirteen branch offices representing more than 2,500 square miles in four counties and four cities. We proactively reinvest in the communities in which we serve. We encourage volunteerism, supporting organizations valued by our employees and clients. We are generous in our financial support of local organizations. We partner with local businesses and institutions to help them succeed. We are proud to be known and recognized for our community involvement.


Cox Communications

Industry: Communications,
Retail, and Sales

As the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country, Cox Communications Inc. is best known for pioneering the bundle of television, Internet, and telephone services together, offering consumers the ability to consolidate their services with one provider. With over 6 million customers and over 22,000 employees, Cox is known as one of the best in the business.

NOW HIRING: Summer and Fall Internships for 2024

Via Centers for Neurodevelopment

Industry: Education

VIA Centers for Neurodevelopment is dedicated to helping people overcome the challenges of autism through innovative, evidence-based programs in education, outreach, and adult services. Our programs and services are built around the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and employ professionals in the fields of behavior analysis, childhood special education, speech-language therapy, clinical psychology, and occupational and physical therapies.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Education, Human Services, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences

Balzer and Associates

Industry: Engineering

Headquartered in Roanoke with offices throughout Virginia, Balzer offers comprehensive architectural, engineering, and surveying services for private and public development projects. Our focus on building positive lifelong relationships with our clients is evident when you view our work and meet our employees.

Founded in 1967 as a planning consulting firm, Balzer has expanded to include complete Architectural, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Landscape Architectural, Land Surveying, Soils and Environmental Services.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Civil, Structural, Environmental Engineering; Landscape Architecture and Architecture; Surveying and Mapping/GIS; GED/High School Diplomas


Industry: Product Design, Manufacturing, Retail, and Sales

Revlon has developed a long-standing reputation as a color authority and beauty trendsetter in the world of color cosmetics and hair care. Since its breakthrough launch of the first opaque nail enamel in 1932, Revlon has provided consumers with high quality product innovation, performance and sophisticated glamour. In 2016, Revlon acquired the iconic Elizabeth Arden® portfolio of brands, including its leading designer, heritage and celebrity fragrances.

Revlon ranks among the top 20 global beauty companies, with cosmetics, skincare, hair care and fragrances under brands such as Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Revlon Professional, American Crew, Almay, Cutex, Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears, Juicy Couture, Curve, and Christina Aguilera.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Engineering, Business


Industry: Advanced Manufacturing

Medeco is an innovative market leader of electronic, patented and High-Security mechanical locks and locking systems for security, safety, and control. We have 300 employees and 130,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space in Salem, VA. We are part of the Access & Egress Hardware Group of ASSA ABLOY companies. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door-opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety, and convenience.

With more than 150 companies operating in almost every country around the globe, ASSA ABLOY has been extremely successful and is the largest company in the industry.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Engineering and IT

Wabtec Corporation

Industry: Transportation

At Wabtec, we move and improve the world. Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for the freight and transit rail sectors. Drawing on over 150 years of experience, we are leading the way in safety, efficiency, reliability, innovation, and productivity. Whether it’s freight, transit, mining, industrial, or marine, our expertise, technologies, and people – together – are accelerating the future of sustainable transportation.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Industrial, and Environmental Engineering; Supply Chain Management, Computer Science


Industry: Engineering

Integer is one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers in the world serving the cardiac, neuromodulation, vascular, and portable medical markets. The company provides innovative, high-quality technologies and manufacturing to Medical Device OEM’s to enhance the lives of patients worldwide. In addition, it develops batteries for high-end niche applications in energy, military, and environmental markets. Greatbatch Medical®, Lake Region Medical® and Electrochem® comprise the company’s brands.

Our story is one filled with 80 years of industry-changing innovations and exemplary manufacturing. It’s a legacy we are proud of as we continue to provide customers with unparalleled expertise, innovation and manufacturing excellence. We are guided by our values of Innovation, Collaboration, Inclusion, Candor, Integrity and Customer.

POSITIONS: Machining, Engineer, Management, Finance, Production

Eddy Alexander

Industry: Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

Eddy Alexander is a full-service marketing and growth strategy firm. Our internship program is called “The Quarry” and is a one-of-a-kind career launch program designed to help translate academic skill-building into on-the-job learning experiences and portfolio development. During the ten-week summer program, competitively placed interns form a cross-disciplinary team and work together to gain a deeper understanding of what goes into marketing, public relations, advertising, and multimedia production in a fast-paced professional setting.

Eddy Alexander interns benefit from hands-on mentorship and are encouraged to immerse themselves fully in their specialized area of interest researching industry trends, meeting clients and their support teams, and working through proven frameworks and methodologies to build new programs, implement strategies, and measure results under the watchful eye of more experienced professional counterparts.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Engineering and IT

Burns McDonnell

Industry: Engineering

At Burns & McDonnell, our engineers, construction professionals, architects, planners, technologists and scientists do more than plan, design and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make our clients successful — our more than 13,500 professionals partner with you on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place. Each professional brings an ownership mentality to projects at our 100% employee-owned firm, which has safety performance among the top 5% of AEC firms. As dedicated owners, we work through challenges until they’re resolved, meeting or exceeding our clients’ goals. We apply this commitment to our communities, too.

We live and work in the same cities you call home, so we share a passion to keep them strong and healthy. From fundraising events and community cleanups to educational outreach and mentorship — especially when it comes to sharing our passion for STEM — our professionals work to make our communities thrive.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Construction

Walker Commercial Services

Industry: Real Estate and Property Management

Walker Commercial is a commercial real estate and auction firm that has been in business for over 25 years. We specialize in providing asset disposition solutions to corporate clients such as financial institutions, attorney firms, and large investment groups.


Hub Corporation

Industry: Advanced Manufacturing

Hub Corporation is an AS9100D (Aerospace)/ISO 9001:2018 certified precision manufacturer based in Roanoke, VA that specializes in multi-axis, lathe, surface contour machining of complex parts. These components and sub-assemblies include manifolds for Space X, the NASA Mars Space Suit, multi-component assemblies for defense and aerospace, semiconductor equipment, and packaging automation equipment.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Accounting/Industrial Accounting, Manufacturing Technology, Machining and Computer Numerical Control, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Coordinate Measuring Machine, 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Carilion Clinic

Industry: Healthcare

Carilion Clinic is a Roanoke, Virginia-based non-profit integrated health care organization. Carilion owns and operates seven hospitals in the western part of Virginia as well as Radford University Carilion and a joint venture medical school and research institute with Virginia Tech.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Hiring for professional and healthcare positions in most fields.

Local Environmental Agricultural Project (LEAP)

Industry: Agricultural Services

LEAP is a Roanoke-based 501c3 nonprofit. Founded in 2009, LEAP strives to nurture an equitable food and farming system that prioritizes health and abundance. LEAP programs include two farmers markets, a mobile market, an online marketplace, a farm share, a food hub, a commercial kitchen, three community gardens, and robust nutrition incentive programs.

LEAP also works with community partners from across the region on initiatives that promote farm-to-community and food system development. LEAP is the lead organization for Virginia Fresh Match, a statewide network of markets and retail outlets that make fruits and vegetables more affordable for SNAP participants.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Food Systems, Local Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Environmental Studies

Retirement Unlimited, Inc.

Industry: Healthcare

Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) is owned and operated by the Virginia families of Fralin and Waldron. Led by its third generation of Fralin’s and second generation of Waldrons, RUI currently has 26 senior living communities located in Virginia, Florida, and most recently North Carolina with several active development projects as well. Our communities offer Independent/Residential Living, Assisted Living, and memory care – Inspiritás – and a full spectrum of life enrichment programs including RUI University, lifelong learning, and continuing education programs.


ETS Recruit

Industry: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations

ETS Recruit offers our team members a rewarding career supported by guided professional development, uncapped earning potential, and a chance to bring exceptional medical professionals to practices in cities and under-served communities across the country.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Psychology, Computer Engineering, Business, Medical Records


Industry: Construction and Services

We are the premier cleaning and restoration company in SWVA. We have a fabulous team and get the privilege of helping people and businesses in our community making any size disaster “Like it never even happened”.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Food Systems, Local Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Environmental Studies

Foot Levelers

Industry: Healthcare

Foot Levelers is the world’s leading provider of individually designed Stabilizing Custom Orthotics, custom orthotic flip-flops, Shoethotics® and Sandalthotics®, as well as therapeutic products. We have been serving healthcare professionals and their patients for over 7 decades with products designed to help reduce pain in the feet, legs, hips, back and neck, so you can enjoy a fuller and happier life at work, home or play.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Finance, Software Development, Technology Infrastructure, Engineering/Automation, Marketing, Sales

Brown Edwards & Company LLP

Industry: Banking, Accounting, Finance

Brown Edwards offers knowledgeable accounting assurance, tax, and management advisory services. With a firm-wide staff of more than 450 professionals, our accounting firm is one of the largest independent CPA firms in the Virginia/West Virginia/Tennessee region. We support individuals and businesses ranging from small companies to large corporations. Our success is directly attributable to an unyielding commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work.


C & B Material Handling

Industry: Material Handling

Supplier and service of material handling equipment, including forklifts and loading dock equipment.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Food Systems, Local Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Environmental Studies


Industry: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Planning

We are a senior living, education and civic/public architecture, engineering, and interior design firm that creates solutions for positive change and elevates the human experience.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design

Wurth Industry

Industry: Industrial Distribution

Wurth Industry North America is part of the Wurth Group which is the largest industrial distributor in the world. We provide inventory management solutions for fasteners and safety products to original equipment manufacturing companies all across North America. Headquarters in Roanoke, VA with branch and office locations across the country.



Industry: Media

WFXR-TV (FOX), WWCW-TV (CW), WFXRtv.com, and Nexstar Digital, deliver exceptional local content, breaking news, and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Communication, Journalism, Advertising/Marketing, English, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Video/Audio Production, Business

City of Roanoke

Industry: Municipal Government

Roanoke is a mountain city and hub for innovation offering a hundred miles of paved and natural surface trails, parks within walking distance, a vibrant downtown, and friendly neighborhoods with character. Earning the All America City award for the seventh time in 2017, the City of Roanoke continuously strives to deliver excellent customer service.


Virginia Transformer

Industry: Advanced Manufacturing

We are the largest US-owned manufacturer of electric transformers in North America and have been helping to secure the reliability and resilience of our country’s electric grid for more than 50 years. We produce power transformers for any conceivable application – GSU, substations, auto-transformers, grounding transformers, drive duty, rectifier, exciter, voltage regulator, and other. The company is experiencing steady and sustained growth and serves every part of US industry.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Engineering (Electrical and others), Mechatronix

Virginia Furniture Market

Industry: Retail and Sales

Virginia Furniture Market operates ten retails stores throughout southwest & central VA offering the region’s largest selection of furniture & mattresses. VFM is known in the region for our growth, low price guarantee, thousands of 5 star reviews and huge selection of merchandise. Our teams are comprised of dynamic results-oriented individuals who are driven for success. Our employee retention rate is extraordinary.

Fantastic opportunity for self-starters who love the helping customers furnish their homes. #LoveYourHome

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Business and Sales

Carlton Scale

Industry: Advanced Manufacturing

Since 1946 Carlton Scale has been selling, servicing and calibrating all types of weighing instruments, scales, and controls. Our product line ranges from analytical balances all the way up to railroad track scales and everything in between. We cover industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, aggregates, agriculture, transportation, tobacco and food processing. Prompt service by competent and courteous service personnel is our primary focus.

We like to think of ourselves as your local problem solver that you can reach out and touch.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Industrial Maintenance, Electrical, AC/DC, PLC Programming, Industrial Trade Experience


Industry: Technology & Innovation

schedulerHUB is a enterprise software-as-a-service firm within the industrial, advanced manufacturing sector. schedulerHUB provides intuitive production scheduling and analytics services to manufacturers to manage complex production projects. schedulerHUB has a roadmap including IIoT, AI/ML, and data visualization services. In March 2023, schedulerHUB was launched out of the Roanoke Blackburg RAMP Program startup accelerator. Currently, schedulerHUB is participating in the Virginia Innovataion Commercialization Assistance Program (ICAP).

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Statistics, Marketing, Business Information Technology

First Bank Virginia

Industry: Banking, Accounting, Finance

With a name like First Bank, of course, we believe there’s power in one. You make a better world one person at a time. And you build a better bank one satisfied customer at a time. With more than 100 years’ experience on our side, we’ve carved out a singular niche. We’re one bank that’s both individualized and highly innovative. Large enough to offer everything you desire. Small enough to know you by name.


Greater Roanoke Workforce Development Board

Industry: Non-Profit Services

We are a grant-funded organization and provide assistance to individuals who are searching for employment, from career coaching and assessments, to job search skills, assistance finding work-based learning opportunities, and of course, the job search itself. We also assist employers who need help with recruiting talent for their respective businesses.


Roanoke Gas Company Resources

Industry: Public Utility

RGC Resources Inc. is a public utility holding company providing energy and related products and services through its operating subsidiaries Roanoke Gas Company and RGC Midstream, LLC.


Kirby-Cundiff Insulation

Industry: Construction

Welcome to Kirby-Cundiff Insulation & Firestop Virginia! We specialize in the insulation of pipes, ductwork, and equipment for industrial and commercial needs. We serve southwest, central, and northern Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Our services include firestop as well. Our efficient and timely service, combined with our high-quality and competitive pricing, has made us one of the top fire stop companies on the East Coast.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Construction, Electrical

Member One Federal Credit Union

Industry: Banking, Accounting, Finance

Member One Federal Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned financial institution serving the needs of our communities for more than 83 years. We were chartered in 1940 to serve Norfolk & Western Railroad employees and since then, we’ve grown to become one of the region’s largest credit unions.

Our financial integrity and stability continue to bring confidence to our members. With assets over $1.6 billion, Member One services extend to more than 700 companies and organizations. We are headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and operate 15 branch facilities, a Real Estate and Business Service Center, and a national ATM network.

Empire Bakery Commissary

Industry: Food & Beverage Manufacturing

We produce ready-to-sell desserts for our Customers, which include In-Store Bakeries, Club Stores, Food Service, and Dessert Manufacturers. We foster strong relationships with our Customers by creating with their preferences, fresh innovation, and efficiency. Our desserts are handcrafted, of the highest quality, labor-saving, and retail-ready.

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Marketing, Graphic Design, Art, Accounting, Food Service

Carter Bank & Trust

Industry: Banking

Since 1974, Carter Bank & Trust has built a proud tradition of caring for the customers and communities we serve. Each and every day, we strive to deliver convenience, localized service, and custom banking solutions with a smile. Our value is in the success of our customers, the strength of our communities, and the trust of those we’re privileged to serve. It has always been our mission to be the preferred lifetime financial partner for our customers and shareholders, and the employer of choice in the communities we are privileged to serve.


Intercept Health

Industry: Healthcare

Join Virginia’s Leading Mental Health Agency! At Intercept Health, our heart to serve and passion for helping those in need drives us to make a lasting positive impact on clients, community partners, and team members. Join us in transforming lives through compassionate mental health care. We have a variety of opportunities for early career talent and internships in the Roanoke Valley and we are excited to help you find your best fit!

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Human Services and related fields (Ex: Art Therapy, Behavioral Sciences, Child Development, Cognitive Sciences, Community Health, Educational Psychology, Social Work, etc.)

Western Virginia Water Authority

Industry: Utility Company

The Western Virginia Water Authority was formed in 2004 when the water and wastewater operations of the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County consolidated. The Water Authority now oversees Franklin County, Botetourt County, the Town of Boones Mill, Town of Vinton, and Town of Fincastle. The Authority now provides water service to over 69,000 customer accounts and wastewater service for more than 60,000 accounts in the City of Roanoke, the Counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Botetourt and the Towns of Boones Mill and Vinton.



Industry: Chemical Distribution

BASED IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. SERVING THE MID-ATLANTIC. We are a Virginia-based chemical distributor that is large enough to provide the quality services you need, yet small enough to ensure that those services are both personal and attentive.


DePaul Community Resources

Industry: Social Work/Non-Profit

Non-Profit Social Work, giving Hope and Belonging to families while providing Foster Care, Adoption, Independent Living, Day Support for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Sponsored Residential care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Agency Directed Services for ID/DD individuals, and Community Based Services (therapy services).

MAJORS OF INTEREST: Human Services and related fields

Rescue Mission of Roanoke

Industry: Non-Profit, Human Services

With the mission statement “helping hurting people in Jesus’ name,” the Rescue Mission of Roanoke is a comprehensive crisis intervention center for men, women, and children. We offer life-saving services aimed at transformation and restoration.

Associated Asphalt

Industry: Construction

We are the largest producer of liquid asphalt products on the East Coast. We sell that product to our vendors and customers and they take care of the application.


Appalachian Power

Industry: Engineering

As one of the largest electric energy companies in the U.S., we power millions of homes and businesses. We’re working together with our customers and communities to create the future of energy. We’re listening, going beyond customers’ expectations and developing innovative solutions to build a future that is boundless for us all. We’re continually energized by our team members, their passions, and their drive to make a difference in the communities we serve.