News & notes

June 19, 2015 |

If you can’t stand the heat … check out this cool news from your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte!

Reminder: office closings

Your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close on Friday, June 26, at 1 p.m. for staff training. Please plan your visits accordingly.

All three Charlotte-area NCWorks Career Centers will be closed all day on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day (July 4). We’ll look forward to seeing you again on Monday, July 6!

 

NCWO Screen Shot - ArticleNCWorks to go offline July 4 weekend

The workforce-system shift from operations under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 on July 1 means the updating of many processes, procedures, resources and tools.

NCWorks Online is one of them.

North Carolina’s job-search website will be offline and unavailable to job-seekers and employers from 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, to 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6, as the state re-tools the site to accommodate changes associated with WIOA.

Please plan your search activities around the outage.

 

061715 SNAP Luncheon - ArticleStars shine at third annual SNAP awards luncheon

The stars were out and shining in the mid-day heat on June 17 at the third annual SNAP (Share Network Access Point) annual luncheon.

(SNAP sites provide access to job-search resources for job-seekers for whom transportation to one of our NCWorks Career Centers.)

Debra Dixon, community partnerships and programs manager, presented special recognition awards to representatives of Hope Haven, Inc.; the Latin American Coalition; and the main branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for their outstanding contributions to getting people back to work.

Gerrine Blackmon, a client of SNAP site partner Grace-Mar, Inc. and employee of InnerVision, received the new Rising Star Award, presented to a SNAP client.

For the second year running, the 2015 Triangle Award for Star SNAP Partner of the Year went to Grace-Mar, Inc. Dixon shared that, to-date in Program Year 2014 – 2015, the organization that focuses on economic self-sufficiency through job-readiness has administered 3,919 assessments, conducted 48 workshops and had contact with 52 employers who interviewed 979 participants. Most importantly, 332 clients have been hired. Shawn Hill, vice chair of the board of Grace-Mar, accepted the award.

Dixon also revealed the SNAP partners’ impressive aggregated statistics year-to-date:

  • 40,105 visits
  • 734 NCWorks Online registrations
  • 644 referrals to the nearest NCWorks Career Center
  • 3,349 skills assessments provided
  • 595 workshops offered
  • 4,245 workshop attendees

 

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NCWorks Online goes mobile … for vets first

The N.C. Department of Commerce has released mobile app for NCWorks Online users!

It’s available for free in both Apple’s AppStore and Google’s PlayStore for Android.

Right now, the app is available specifically for veterans. Veteran job-seekers who log in using their NCWorks Online username and password will see all the jobs that are on “veterans hold” status and be able to search for positions by MOC (Military Occupation Classification) code on the Quick Search page.

Other standard features for regular job-seekers will be announced when the NCWorks mobile app is made available to everyone this fall.

 

LinkedIn logo - ArticleWe’re social; are you?

Just a reminder that Charlotte Works maintains active accounts on several social media sites. If you’re not connected to us or haven’t checked us out online, get social with us today!

 

 

 

  • LinkedIn  (Once logged in, type “Charlotte Works” in the search window at the top and visit our Company Page or Group.)
  • Twitter  (Follow us at .@charlotteworks!)
  • Google+  (Once logged in, click on Home in the upper left corner, then on Pages, then search for Charlotte Works.)

 

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Help yourself land faster by attending one of these job fairs!

Your NCWorks Career Center at 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212) is hosting a job fair on Monday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.* (*Open to veterans only from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.).

Employers include:

  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Extended Stay Hotels
  • Frito Lay
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
  • Hepaco
  • Home Depot
  • Loomis Armored US
  • Lowe’s Home and Improvement
  • Ryder Logistics
  • Sunway Charters
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Verizon Wireless

And they’ll be hiring for the following positions:

  • Hotel/Property Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Department Supervisors
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Sales Associates
  • Sales Representatives
  • Front Desk Clerks
  • Housekeepers
  • CDL Drivers
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Charter Bus Drivers
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Armored Service Technicians
  • Environmental Technicians
  • Equipment Operators
  • Packagers

Bring multiple copies of your resume & dress professionally!

And the N.C. Technology Association is bringing its Come Tech Out Job Fair series to Charlotte on Thursday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College’s Levine campus in Matthews. The NCTA anticipates more than 20 companies to be represented, with 1,000 or more job opportunities being offered. Attendance is free for individuals looking for work, but pre-registration is recommended. Details are available on the NCTA’s website.

 

DWS Orientation Image - ArticleOrientation shifts to W. Morehead Street, Executive Center Drive locations

The orientation and WIA information session will be hosted at your NCWorks Career Center at 7140 Forest Point Blvd. on Friday, July 10, and Friday, July 17, at 10 a.m. only.

Starting in August, this session will be held as scheduled at your NCWorks Career Centers at 1401 W. Morehead St.  Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. and the second and third Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. and 5601 Executive Center Dr. (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m.)

 

Chamber logo - ArticleDon’t forget: Job-seekers can take advantage of an exclusive deal from the Charlotte Chamber!

As part of our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber, we have an exclusive offer for job-seekers: a six-month job-seeker membership package for $75. Take advantage of networking opportunities, member discounts and more. Visit the Charlotte Chamber’s Career Center and enter “Charlotte Works” on the job-seekers application form, accessible from that page.

What a great way to kick-start your job search this summer!