Labor Market Review

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 […]

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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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A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

One of the most useful tools in NCWorks Online for both job-seekers and employers is also one of the most neglected: the background section of an individual’s personal profile. This is the place where you can really set yourself apart from the competition by listing your employment and training; occupational licenses and certificates; employment history; job […]

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Motivated to learn and land

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a stigma to being on unemployment and receiving any type of benefits and being ‘lazy,’” notes Dennis Chisholm. “I’d rather receive an education than unemployment benefits any day.” And it’s just this inspired and motivated attitude that led NCWorks Career Center staff to deem Chisholm “the perfect candidate” to receive that education through the […]

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