WHERE INDUSTRY SPECIFIC JOBS ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

WHERE INDUSTRY SPECIFIC JOBS ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

May 8, 2018 | Alyssa Brown

Charlotte is well known for several industries including finance, manufacturing, and transportation.  Have you ever wondered where these types of jobs in these fields are typically found in the Charlotte area? As a part of Charlotte Works’ Careers4All initiative, we are focusing on the zip codes with the highest unemployment rates in Mecklenburg County. For a […]

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Charlotte Works launches construction sector partnership

April 12, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Through conversations with industry leaders, we recognize that the construction sector is rapidly changing. In response to ongoing challenges and opportunities within the industry, Charlotte Works is launching the Charlotte Region Construction Sector Partnership. Joining with industry titans including WB Moore and Turner Construction, as well as community leaders such as Goodwill Industries of the […]

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Charlotte Works enhances training provider program to improve economic mobility

April 5, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Through funding provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Charlotte Works provides scholarships for vocational training to those with barriers to employment. Each year, we grant approximately 300 scholarships to individuals who may need certification to start their careers, advance in their fields or change careers altogether. Providing these scholarships are a key […]

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Charlotte Works’ Career Ladders: What they are and how to use them

March 8, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The 2018 career ladders are here! Career ladders are a popular tool we’ve designed as a resource for career navigation; a visual representation of possible pathways for upward career growth. Each ladder consists of a group of closely related jobs that depict a path from entry-level occupations to those that require advanced skills or education. […]

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Digital access is critical for Charlotte’s residents and its workforce system

February 15, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Access to broadband internet is something we often take for granted. We rely so heavily on the internet at work, home and shopping that most of the population would consider it a necessity to live. But did you know that 13.2 percent of people in the Charlotte area live in neighborhoods with low or no […]

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Education gaps and their impact on Charlotte’s workforce

February 9, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Education plays a powerful role in economic mobility. Studies show that a child’s zip code is more likely to determine his or her future success than other factors like cognitive ability. Local education initiatives have become a robust talking point for Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility. The Leading on Opportunity Task Force report […]

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Housing affordability and workforce in Charlotte

February 1, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Charlotte Works’ Community Poverty Indicators map shares data about poverty across Mecklenburg County based on zip codes. We’re highlighting each of the indicators to show the workforce implications. Housing affordability refers to areas where housing is affordable and/or unaffordable in Mecklenburg County. Affordability is determined by whether the median monthly income is higher than the […]

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What jobs are at risk of automation in Charlotte?

January 18, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Automation is a hot topic as robots and technology evolve to fulfill everyday tasks. Society frequently associates automation with manufacturing-related jobs, and rightly so. Most assembly line positions have been replaced by machines that place products and parts on a conveyor belt to move across a factory. Though this is the most common example of […]

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Who is and who isn’t in Charlotte’s labor force

January 16, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The infographic below will help you understand the components of Mecklenburg County’s labor force, which has an approximately 72 percent participation rate. It shows 100 people, with each person representing approximately 8,350 people, or one percent of the County’s civilian population aged 16 and over. Sources: NC Department of Commerce, American Community Survey, 2012-2016 Estimates

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Labor market trends highlighted at economic research conference

June 21, 2017 Alyssa Brown

Each year, C2ER (Council for Community and Economic Research) attracts economic researchers, labor market analysts and other professionals together to discuss best practices in economic and workforce development. We attended this year’s conference in Denver, Co., themed “GenShift,” which analyzed the changing workforce as Millennials and Generation Z become the driving economic force. Keynote panelists […]

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