Second youth intern joins staff for summer work experience

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Destiny Black, a recent graduate of Garinger High School, has joined Diamond Grier as a summer youth intern at Charlotte Works. She comes to us from the Urban League’s LYTE (Linking Youth to Technology Through Education) program. Black will engage in a combination of observation and actual work, including attending orientations, workshops and meetings of […]

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We’re hot, hot, hot in the media!

July 12, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to garner positive media coverage: The Charlotte Observer included Charlotte Works in “Groups that work with the unemployed expect an influx of people looking for help,” an article that explored the anticipated effects of the loss of federal extended unemployment benefits for thousands of Mecklenburg County residents (June 22). News 14 Carolina […]

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Happy Birthday, Charlotte Works!

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s difficult to believe we launched the new Charlotte Works brand only one year ago! In the past year, we’re on track to have hosted over 60,000 visits to our two centers and our 30 SNAP sites. A year ago, when I was at meetings, I had to spend a great deal of time educating […]

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Bonded Logistics “Excels” at providing training

Charlotte Works Staff

Like many companies, Bonded Logistics has reduced its training budget in the past few years. But when the third-party warehousing management and contract packaging company upgraded to Windows 2010 earlier this year, executives knew they needed to help employees get up to speed on the new operating system. “We were having a conversation with a […]

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We love our volunteers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works feted its valued volunteers at festivities held in May. On May 2, President & CEO Steve Partridge hosted a President’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for 13 volunteers, some of whom have served more than three years, dating back to the ProNet days and continuing on with Charlotte Works. These top-tier volunteers were honored for […]

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Charlotte Chamber’s Career Center comes to Charlotte Works

Charlotte Works Staff

The popular Career Center page on the Charlotte Chamber website is the latest addition to the growing partnership roster between our two organizations. Charlotte Works is now the Chamber’s exclusive partner in providing job listings to the community. Information about and links to Charlotte Works and its services to both employers and jobseekers is available […]

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Employer Learning Series schools business execs

Charlotte Works Staff

Nearly 200 representatives from 86 local employers attended Charlotte Works’ first-ever Employer Learning Series (ELS), 11 human resource workshops held in April and May. Presented in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College, North Carolina State University—IES, The Employers Association and UNC Charlotte, the ELS was geared to meet the educational needs of business owners, human […]

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Practicing what we preach with a summer intern

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is set to welcome a summer youth intern. Diamond Grier, a rising senior at East Mecklenburg High School, is a participant of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program. She will join the staff in mid-June and work eight weeks. “We’re trying to give her exposure to all our staff and the various positions within […]

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Media coverage heats up

June 9, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works has been in the media several times in the last couple of weeks: President & CEO Steve Partridge was a panelist on Charlotte Talks on Charlotte’s NPR station, WFAE-FM 90.7 on June 7. He served on a panel that discussed long-term unemployment. Other guests included Senator Kay Hagan and Charlotte Works’ client Nancy […]

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Welcome to the inaugural issue of News @ The Works!

May 8, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Steve Partridge, Charlotte Works’ president and CEO, invites you to enjoy and comment on the stories in this first issue of News @ The Works, our monthly newsletter.

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