The Diaspora of the Segregated: How separate and unequal hurt the talent pipeline

The Diaspora of the Segregated: How separate and unequal hurt the talent pipeline

February 21, 2018 | Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 11 We’ve created a diaspora of the displaced and segregated that has serious consequences for the development of our talent pipeline. Segregation in Mecklenburg County, as in other parts of America, suffocates large portions of our talent pipeline by alienating individuals into areas of […]

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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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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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Careers4All: College or No College Philosophies are Dream Killers

December 15, 2017 Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 10 Skilled labor shortages and increased demand for talent are growing; resulting in a struggle for leadership within our workforce and educational development systems to identify innovative ways to meet industry demands. At the same time, growing gaps in wealth between social classes and […]

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