Congratulations! They’ve landed!

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed:   Elizabeth Johnson first heard about NCWorks Career Centers from her boyfriend, Ernest Smith, who had successfully completed his heavy tractor and trailer training with a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training grant secured through the NCWorks Career Center at W. Morehead Street. She visited this location […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Congratulations to the following clients who’ve recently landed! Six months after global repositioning eliminated her big-data job in her home state of Michigan, Naomi Alexander headed for the greener pastures of Charlotte, N.C. In January 2015, shortly after relocating, she made her first visit to the NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead St. “I went […]

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Employment success sometimes takes partners and perseverance

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

After nine years in the healthcare field, Gerrine Blackmon suddenly found herself jobless with three children to care for. Her journey back to employment is a story about perseverance and overcoming obstacles; it’s also a testament to the way Charlotte agencies, working in partnership, are putting lives back together. Upon losing her job, Blackmon’s first […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions in the last several months: Tyrail Commodore was a high school senior when he got involved in Youth Works under the direction of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s CLAY (Career Leadership Academy for Youth) program. Upon graduating from Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, he […]

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Bitter leads job-seeker to better

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Former Polish president Lech Walesa once said, “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.” Former Charlotte Works’ client David Engler most likely would agree with his sentiment. He was referred to Charlotte Works in July by board member Robert Fish after losing his sales position with a […]

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated “comes home” for recruiting event

Charlotte Works Staff

Just a week before Christmas, Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) commandeered Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center (EEC) to host an all-day hiring event, its second such in the company’s historic first bottling facility. Recruiters and managers fanned out across conference and coaching rooms and a section of the Resource Center to pre-screen and interview […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients on recently landing positions: Marcia Brandon landed a position as a customer support dispatch representative/office manager with Viewpoint Software Construction, Inc. Her first day was Nov. 3. She became unemployed in February and came to Charlotte Works in mid-March. While here, she attended an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant information […]

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Gia Lockhart: A second-chance story

October 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

When you meet Gia Lockhart, especially if she’s in her CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) uniform, you see a classy, cheerful woman with sparkling eyes and a wide smile. What you don’t see is a woman with an eight-page N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles rap sheet that starts with her first ticket at age 12. […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients on recently landing new jobs!   Montoya Adams landed a position as a business systems analyst with AIG. Her first day was August 25. She was a client of both Charlotte Works and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) back in 2012. Michael Martin, DWS employment consultant, served as […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed positions! Francine Black had been unemployed for four months before coming to Charlotte Works in May. She says staff immediately assured her that she was on the right track toward re-employment. “I was not just another unemployed client,” Black says. “I received encouragement and access to […]

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