Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

We love to celebrate our clients who’ve landed! Here’s a sampling of those who returned to full employment in the past couple of months: Jennifer Barnes ended 17 months of unemployment when she landed a position as an intermodal coordinator at Kuehne + Nagel, an international logistics and supply chain company. She came to Charlotte […]

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Five tips to reboot your fall job search

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s August, which means not only back-to-school time for students, but also back-to-finding-work time for some job-seekers! It can be hard to stay on task when sunny days, swimming pools, ice cream sundaes, beach vacations and other summer distractions commandeer the time and attention you’d normally focus on finding your next career opportunity. To help […]

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LinkedIn: get ready to ride!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Improving personal and professional lives” is Philipp Erhardt’s LinkedIn tagline, and he lives it here at Charlotte Works every time he volunteers. Erhardt is a media developer, eLearning professional, instructional designer and editor. He brings his love of teaching to others as an orientation leader and resource assistant. Based on his orientation experience, he’s developed […]

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Are you a youth? Are you a business? Want to connect?

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program is about to help make that happen with an online tool designed to connect Mecklenburg County students and employers to build a pipeline of qualified future employees. Youth Business Connector (YBC) will serve the community as a clearinghouse of work-based learning opportunities for area youth, including those who are both […]

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NCWorks Online: Serving you better

Charlotte Works Staff

By now, you should have heard about NCWorks Online, the state of North Carolina’s robust new website designed to better connect job-seekers and employers. Launched August 5, the new site replaces N.C. Job Connector and offers more tools and resources to both those seeking to find work and those with positions to fill. We hope […]

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Driven to work

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a lot more to truck driving than turning the wheel,” says Jon-Paul Jones, company driver with Schneider National in Charlotte. “If you don’t have your math down, or don’t know how to read a map, you’ll never make it.” Jones has been driving OTR (over the road) for Schneider since earning his commercial driver’s […]

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July workshops focus on diverse topics

Charlotte Works Staff

We have some exciting new workshops scheduled for later this month! Check out these offerings and register to attend from your Charlotte Works profile. If you’re not a Charlotte Works client, create your profile, register to attend an orientation and then sign up! Hooking the Screening Interviewer: Winning the Opportunity to Compete for the Job […]

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New in-school program aims to engage more youth, fill talent pipeline

Charlotte Works Staff

“We have to begin to close the skills gap with youth, because it’s not going happen with our seasoned workers alone,” says Youth Works Director Danielle Frazier to describe the overall goal of the initiative’s new in-school program, set to launch with the 2013 – 2014 school year. “It’s about getting youth to see the […]

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Charlotte Works’ president & CEO testifies for WIA reauthorization

Charlotte Works Staff

Steve Partridge, president & CEO, testified at a full hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) on June 20. The hearing, titled “Developing a Skilled Workforce for a Competitive Economy: Reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act,” explored bi-partisan reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Partridge noted that local workforce […]

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Charlotte takes bold step to close skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Although the arrival of GIZ didn’t make much of a splash in Charlotte’s local media, back in Germany the news of GIZ’s first U.S. office made front-page news across the nation. GIZ, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is the nonprofit arm of the German government that will be working with community colleges, workforce […]

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