Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

We love to celebrate our clients who’ve landed! Here’s a sampling of those who returned to full employment in the past couple of months: Jennifer Barnes ended 17 months of unemployment when she landed a position as an intermodal coordinator at Kuehne + Nagel, an international logistics and supply chain company. She came to Charlotte […]

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Driven to work

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a lot more to truck driving than turning the wheel,” says Jon-Paul Jones, company driver with Schneider National in Charlotte. “If you don’t have your math down, or don’t know how to read a map, you’ll never make it.” Jones has been driving OTR (over the road) for Schneider since earning his commercial driver’s […]

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Charlotte takes bold step to close skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Although the arrival of GIZ didn’t make much of a splash in Charlotte’s local media, back in Germany the news of GIZ’s first U.S. office made front-page news across the nation. GIZ, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is the nonprofit arm of the German government that will be working with community colleges, workforce […]

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Happy Birthday, Charlotte Works!

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s difficult to believe we launched the new Charlotte Works brand only one year ago! In the past year, we’re on track to have hosted over 60,000 visits to our two centers and our 30 SNAP sites. A year ago, when I was at meetings, I had to spend a great deal of time educating […]

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Bonded Logistics “Excels” at providing training

Charlotte Works Staff

Like many companies, Bonded Logistics has reduced its training budget in the past few years. But when the third-party warehousing management and contract packaging company upgraded to Windows 2010 earlier this year, executives knew they needed to help employees get up to speed on the new operating system. “We were having a conversation with a […]

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Long-time volunteer shares unique inspiration for job-search success

May 7, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to chip away at the local unemployment rate by helping clients get back to work. We celebrate Phil Corbett, a long-time volunteer who landed a new position in March. He served as a job search team facilitator since Charlotte Works was called ProNet, as a co-facilitator for “Think Tank for LinkedIn” and […]

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