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 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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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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Employer Extra: New year, new tools to make your hiring easier

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s a new year, and everyone – job-seekers and employers alike – are dusting off resumes and cover letters, job descriptions, hiring plans and timelines, etc. As an employer, you have a wealth of resources available to ease the pain of the hiring process. We wanted to share two particular ones with you: a new […]

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Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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Are you work ready?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether you’re a job-seeker or an employer, or have a vested interest in workforce development, you may have heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the push to certify Charlotte as a Work Ready Community. But what exactly are these certifications and how can they work for you? What is the NCRC? In […]

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Employer Extra: The benefits of hiring a veteran

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hiring veterans is not only good for business, but a smart decision when considering the skills needed to fill current positions in a tight job market. As of late, the job market has become tight due to the uptick of skills gaps in not only technical, but also soft, skills of candidates. As hiring managers […]

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