“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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Labor Market Review 2018

February 28, 2019 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works’ Labor Market Review is a summary of Mecklenburg County’s labor market describing work and labor force trends, including most common occupations posted for, top employers hiring, and unemployment statistics. The report lists the top occupations, credentials, and skills in demand for each of Charlotte’s biggest industries for the first in 2018. Our Labor […]

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Labor Market Review

August 6, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Charlotte Works’ Labor Market Review is a summary of Mecklenburg County’s labor market describing work and labor force trends, including most common occupations posted for, top employers hiring, and unemployment statistics. The report lists the top occupations, credentials, and skills in demand for each of Charlotte’s biggest industries for the first six months in 2018. […]

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Unemployment is low, except for Charlotte’s Youth

July 17, 2018 Alyssa Brown

As Mecklenburg County reaches its lowest unemployment rate in years, many businesses are  struggling with a labor shortage and job-seekers are finding a wealth of job opportunities. Nationally, this has decreased overall, as well as for minority populations including women, black, and Hispanic job-seekers. For one group, unemployment remains much higher than average. Youth between […]

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Healthcare Training Opportunities Fuel Career Seeker’s Passion for Nursing

July 16, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

A passion for taking care of others led Tanira Kingsberry to take her career a step further in the healthcare industry. Working as a dietary aide and getting to know the patients as well as the nurses peaked her interest in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to help her reach her ultimate goal of […]

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What STEM Careers are Key to Improving Economic Mobility in Charlotte?

July 3, 2018 Alyssa Brown

   As the Charlotte community works to improve its ranking in economic opportunity, a vital focus has become education and career readiness. Leading on Opportunity,  the organization established to implement strategies to improve economic mobility, outlines several recommendations centered around providing students with access to high quality education, career pathway guidance, and work-based learning opportunities. Jobs […]

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Connect with local employers at July job fair!

June 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re hosting a job fair featuring 15 employers representing local corporations who are ready to hire, including Frito-Lay, Novant Health, Smithfield Foods, Northwestern Mutual, AAA Carolinas, CATS, WestRock, Mauser and more. Part-time and full-time positions ranging from entry-level to specialized experience. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for trucking school graduates to meet distribution companies hiring drivers with no […]

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Get the power of a team behind your job search

February 28, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Job-search teams are back at your local NCWorks Career Centers! Job-search teams are small groups of job-seekers who meet weekly to: network with each other; get resume tips; learn proven strategies for a successful job search; receive expert advice from a team leader; and share feedback about successes, challenges and job opportunities. Statistics show participants […]

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Delivery & Distribution Solutions – Hiring Event

February 16, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Delivery & Distribution Solutions (DDS), a full-service delivery and logistics company, is hiring 40 delivery drivers/couriers. Representatives will be accepting applications and interviewing on: Monday, Feb. 20 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. NCWorks Career Center 5601 Executive Center Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212 [map] 704.566.2870 Pay: $10 to $13/hour based on experience. Job-seekers should visit www.ncworks.gov […]

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