Charlotte Works and partners host job fair with nearly 500 positions

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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Who You Gonna Call? The Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team

June 15, 2017 Chris Miller

Last fall, turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Jacobsen announced that it would combine its Charlotte operations with its specialized vehicles division in Augusta, Ga., resulting in nearly 200 layoffs. After filing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) through the N.C. Department of Commerce, Jacobsen connected with the Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team to ease the […]

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Career Pathway Conference 2.0 maps strategy for rollout

May 22, 2017 Katrina Louis

North Carolina began the year with a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and a 9.4 percent under-employment rate, slightly higher than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Charlotte Works, we know that whether a job-seeker is unemployed or under-employed, searching for a new job can be frustrating and overwhelming. That’s why […]

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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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Career Center closing with aspirations of a new supercenter

December 15, 2016 Katrina Louis

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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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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Employer Extra: May is Small Business Month

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

For more than 50 years, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on the American culture and economy. 2016 will be no exception. The City of Charlotte has joined the nation in designating May as “Small Business Month.” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts‘ proclamation states that “small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, […]

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Engineering firm Perigon “makes new footprints in the sand” with training grant

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Imagine walking into a room to find a virtual chemical manufacturing plant projected onto a big screen. Imagine you’re the operator of such a plant. Imagine walking through your virtual plant, noting that if a fairly large pipe carrying a hot liquid remains where it’s currently placed, you and your colleagues will smack your heads […]

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Millennials want to benefit from workforce changes

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers today are adjusting to the changing face of the workforce. With many baby boomers retired or nearing retirement age, they’re making way for millennials, whose workplace values and interests are vastly different than those of previous generations. In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. According to the Pew Research […]

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