“New Foundational Skills” Framework Provides Insight into Skill Demand of the Digital Economy

“New Foundational Skills” Framework Provides Insight into Skill Demand of the Digital Economy

May 6, 2019 | Alyssa Brown

The rapid advancement of technology and its integration into everyday tasks are changing the demands of skill development. Burning Glass Technologies analyzed skill demand through jobs postings from across the country and developed a new framework of skills titled “New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy.”  According to the report, “The New Foundational Skills” break […]

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Understanding the “Living Wage”

March 28, 2019 Alyssa Brown

The Living Wage has sparked intense debate as national conversations around wage growth show that while the economy has soared since the recession, worker’s wages have not[1]. The minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not increased since 2009[2], although the cost of living has gone up by 18% since then[3]. You have likely heard […]

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Hiring Strategies in a Tight Labor Market

November 27, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The national unemployment rate is at an historic low  indicating a booming economy and ample employment opportunities. For those seeking a job, this is great news. Unfortunately for employers, low unemployment translates into a tight labor market making it increasingly difficult to find and hire workers for their open positions. According to the 2018 Employer Needs Study […]

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What does the skills gap really mean for Charlotte career seekers?

August 27, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Employers across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to find job candidates that have the right skills for employment.  In the Charlotte area, industries such as manufacturing and construction are struggling to find workers who have even basic production skills. Despite the industry’s strong projected growth in Charlotte, the hospitality sector is also experiencing […]

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For Road to Hire, work-based learning is more than cutting a check

June 5, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

  Trying to decide what to do with life after high school can be daunting. The Road to Hire program works to ease that decision while also breaking economic mobility barriers in the Charlotte area. The team believes that motivated young adults should have an equal opportunity to develop professional skills and move up the […]

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Charlotte Works launches construction sector partnership

April 12, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Through conversations with industry leaders, we recognize that the construction sector is rapidly changing. In response to ongoing challenges and opportunities within the industry, Charlotte Works is launching the Charlotte Region Construction Sector Partnership. Joining with industry titans including WB Moore and Turner Construction, as well as community leaders such as Goodwill Industries of the […]

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Local Rapid Response team steps in for workers facing layoffs

February 22, 2018 Charlotte Works Staff

After Aon Hewitt, a consulting and human resources outsourcing firm, announced that it would be permanently closing its Retiree Health Solutions Sales and Services Center in Charlotte, the Rapid Response team at our NCWorks Career Center stepped in to coordinate resources for roughly 70 full-time customer service representatives affected. An information session was held where […]

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Charlotte Works partners with Strayer University and Joe Gibbs for performance management program

January 30, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

Charlotte Works closes the gap between what employers want and the skills workers have. That also means ensuring career-seekers receive the education and training needed to meet job requirements. Partnerships play a key role in making that happen. We recently announced a partnership with Strayer University and four-time NASCAR, three-time Super Bowl champion head coach […]

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Charlotte Works and partners host job fair with nearly 500 positions

November 9, 2017 Shameika Rhymes

Charlotte Works’ career centers, in partnership with N.C. Department of Commerce’s Veterans Services, hosted the biannual Veterans, Family and Friends job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Opportunity Campus. About 265 job-seekers attended the three-hour event that featured a special hour exclusively for veterans and family before opening to […]

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[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

July 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE GROWING YOUR STAFF! As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good workers. Often, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. This is where the On-The-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement grants can help. Manufacturers in […]

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