The Human Resources Department develops and supports effective personnel management systems and works in partnership with the City Manager’s Office and City departments to recruit, select, retain, and manage a talented and diverse workforce committed to the City’s core values of Customer Focus, Innovation, and Teamwork. The City employs approximately 650 full-time positions across all departments, with an additional 80 part-time employees. Human Resources staff is available to answer questions about employment with the City of Hickory and to assist in completing the application process for employment. The Human Resources Department is located on the third floor of City Hall. For more information, please call (828) 323-7421.