Kellogg Co. is sweet on dislocated workers; swaps cookie production to host job fair

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent clear December morning, the only smell of baking cookies was the warm, sweet scent lingering in Charlotte’s Kellogg plant. Usually you can smell the Famous Amos chocolate chips, Keebler Fudge Stripes and other delectables all over the neighborhood, but on this day, the plant shuttered cookie production for production of another kind: […]

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On-The-Job Training Grants help small business owner run, grow her business

October 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Cheryl Warren has come “back to the coffers” at Charlotte Works more than once in her quest to grow her property management company. Using the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants program, Warren has added four staff members to the roster of Rubec Properties, the business she threw herself into full-time in 2008 following a lay-off. “A friend […]

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Working Smart in the workplace: Soft-skills training solution on the way

Charlotte Works Staff

Recently ABB, the power and automation technologies company, added the following “Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities” to its job profile: People-related skills upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities; encourages organizational and individual responsibility towards the community and the environment demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team […]

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Employee retention: ignite and unite a stronger, committed workforce

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

In today’s marketplace, employers across sectors are concerned that there’s not an adequate pipeline of critical talent as they struggle to both attract and retain employees and cope with older workers who’ve delayed retirement to keep their nest eggs growing and who’ll exit the workforce soon. At the same time, in the face of stagnant […]

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Business Relations Group creating a system

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

As an employer, wouldn’t you like a “one-stop shop” to fill certain positions – one number to call, one contact with whom to speak to let multiple agencies know that you have jobs to fill – versus having to make multiple calls? That’s the ultimate goal of the Business Relations Group of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce […]

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Employers: Grow your business while growing your staff

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Impact your bottom line while improving the skills of your new hires with an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant! On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants target business needs by training newly hired employees in skilled positions. Participating Mecklenburg County employers are reimbursed 50 to 90 percent of the salaries ($6,000 to $20,000) of their OJT trainees while these […]

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Employer Extra: Show me the money?

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

When hiring new staff members for your growing business, important questions to ask are: What skills do I need? How much experience am I looking for? What about education? In addition, perhaps most importantly, how much should I pay? Setting the right salary is crucial for the growth and success of your business. Pay too […]

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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Increase your bottom line by improving your employees’ skills with an Incumbent Workforce Development grant (IWDG)! Awards of up to $25,000 are available to boost your employees’ value to your company and help your business compete both regionally and globally. The IWDG program offers competitive retention-solution grants that qualifying businesses can use to address their […]

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Employer Extra

Charlotte Works Staff

This month, we introduce Employer Extra, a new quarterly column aimed at providing employers with advice and information to help them find, hire and train the best employees.   Attracting the right candidates: the modern job posting It’s important to understand that a job description is both a recruitment tool and a marketing document. Its outcome […]

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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Increase your bottom line by improving your employees’ skills with an Incumbent Workforce Development grant (IWDG)! Awards of up to $25,000 are available to boost your employees’ value to your company and help your business compete both regionally and globally. The IWDG program offers competitive retention-solution grants that qualifying businesses can use to address their […]

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