Employer Extra

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

This month, we introduce Employer Extra, a new quarterly column aimed at providing employers with advice and information to help them find, hire and train the best employees.   Attracting the right candidates: the modern job posting It’s important to understand that a job description is both a recruitment tool and a marketing document. Its outcome […]

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Charlotte Works leads the way in workforce development

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to be a national – and international – leader in workforce development: On Dec. 6, President and CEO Steve Partridge served as a panelist at the ED411 conference in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by The Columbus Region, “ED411 is an annual half-day economic development training session designed to help elected and appointed officials and […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are often a time for reflection and thanksgiving. Charlotte, as a growing community, has much to be thankful for. The partnerships, volunteers, businesses and staff at Charlotte Works work year-round to ensure that job-seekers who want to return to work or improve their career opportunities have the tools to be successful. According to […]

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Engineering hiring success

Charlotte Works Staff

When German-based automation equipment-maker Grohmann Engineering opened its first U.S. hub in Charlotte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Technologies, Lothar Thommes reached out to Charlotte Works for help in staffing up. “Lothar greased the skids for me when I was hired to grow the business here,” says Rick Blunk, key account manager. “I used Charlotte […]

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WIA Classroom, On-The-Job training “a great marriage”

Charlotte Works Staff

MJ Quilter took advantage of (almost) every service Charlotte Works offers in her seven-month job search. “I became unemployed in January 2013. I went to Charlotte Works for three solid months and took every class offered,” she says. “It was uplifting when I was in a down time. It not only gave me additional tools […]

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Degrees of success

Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes education can be too much of a good thing. Just ask Dynisha Faust, who, with two master’s degrees, found herself in the strange position of being both over- and under-qualified for positions in her field of information technology (IT). “In IT, they prefer you to have certifications, advanced technical skills and hands-on experience instead […]

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New web portal connects youth, businesses

Charlotte Works Staff

Many reports and studies show that the skills gap is increasing at a rapid pace. Thousands of positions go unfilled every day because of the lack of a skilled workforce. Education requirements are also on the rise. A high school diploma alone may no longer lead to a successful, sustainable career. Educating our youth about […]

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Our Annual Report is now available

Charlotte Works Staff

Everything you ever wanted to know about Charlotte Works’ clients and activities in the program year that ended June 30, 2013, is available at your virtual fingertips: PY12-13 Annual Report Final – HiRes. The look back at the first year of operation as “Charlotte Works” in the Employer Engagement Center includes client profiles, event and program […]

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WIA inspires HR professional to stay in field, expand education

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“I was thinking of changing my career as an employee relations specialist because I was burned out,” says Janice Thompson-Grant. “But the WIA allowed me to get my feet wet in human resources [HR] again. I always wanted to go back and get my master’s degree, but I got so caught up in my job. […]

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Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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