From intern to employee: Israel Garcia-Perez models success of collaboration

April 21, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Two years ago, Israel Garcia-Perez sat in a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility ready to begin his first day as an intern in the pre-apprenticeship pathways program. A partnership among Charlotte Works, CATS and the City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), it gives classroom training and hands-on […]

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Get the power of a team behind your job search

February 28, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Job-search teams are back at your local NCWorks Career Centers! Job-search teams are small groups of job-seekers who meet weekly to: network with each other; get resume tips; learn proven strategies for a successful job search; receive expert advice from a team leader; and share feedback about successes, challenges and job opportunities. Statistics show participants […]

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Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

February 27, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

According to the American Community Survey, more than 49,000 veterans reside in Mecklenburg County. Are you looking to hire? These men and women are poised to bring their specialized skills and breadth of experience to your company! Join our NCWorks Career Center team for the first installment of Breakfast with The Works to discuss best […]

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Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg host career expo

February 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Our community partners Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Center for Community Transitions will co-host the Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg (RPM) Spring Career Expo on: Wednesday, March 22 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goodwill Opportunity Campus 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 [map] Participants must pre-register and attend a one-hour prep class at the Goodwill Opportunity Class. […]

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Delivery & Distribution Solutions – Hiring Event

February 16, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Delivery & Distribution Solutions (DDS), a full-service delivery and logistics company, is hiring 40 delivery drivers/couriers. Representatives will be accepting applications and interviewing on: Monday, Feb. 20 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. NCWorks Career Center 5601 Executive Center Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212 [map] 704.566.2870 Pay: $10 to $13/hour based on experience. Job-seekers should visit […]

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Charlotte Works and regional partners receive certified career pathway

February 14, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

The Southwest Prosperity Zone — which includes the 10 counties served by Charlotte Works, Centralina and Gaston County workforce development boards — received its advanced manufacturing career pathway certification at the NCWorks Commission quarterly meeting on Feb. 8 in Raleigh. The year-long process addressed criteria outlined by North Carolina’s Department of Commerce such as employer […]

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Career Center closing with aspirations of a new supercenter

December 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Our NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close effective Jan. 20 and consolidate its services to two existing centers located at 5601 Executive Center Drive in east Charlotte and 7140 Forest Point Blvd. in southwest Charlotte. Currently, the Executive Center and Forest Point locations serve job-seekers residing in nearly 100 zip codes […]

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System Change and Justice, letter from Charlotte Works President/CEO

November 30, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dear Community, As many of us waited in anticipation in the case against Officer Bradley Vinson, the reminders of protests related to the shooting of Keith Scott looms in our minds. Most important, many of us imagine the social and economic disparities that lead to mistrust no matter our desires for justice. As today is a difficult […]

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Charlotte Works announces new President & CEO

September 12, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

After a comprehensive national search, Charlotte Works has appointed Patrick Graham as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1. Graham comes aboard with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience – the last 15 of which have been in Charlotte – spanning workforce development, education and social service programs. Most recently, Graham […]

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Healthy dose of hiring happens at NCWorks Career Center

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“We have specific criteria when we’re looking for candidates,” says Chanterielle Francis, human resources generalist with WESTMED Practice Partners. “They should have a healthcare and/or customer service background to be considered. NCWorks was key in helping identify that talent.” At an April hiring event, Francis and Sharon Adams, human resources liaison to the contact center […]

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