Degrees of success

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes education can be too much of a good thing. Just ask Dynisha Faust, who, with two master’s degrees, found herself in the strange position of being both over- and under-qualified for positions in her field of information technology (IT). “In IT, they prefer you to have certifications, advanced technical skills and hands-on experience instead […]

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It’s Thanksgiving: Here’s a 10-step “recipe” to carving out your career

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

OK, so you’ve been out of work for three to nine months – or more – and you have been/are determined to give it your all to find the role you desire. In this economy, it’s not an easy task, but it is achievable! As a career coach, the most common client statement I’ve heard […]

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Making sectors cool: check out our updated career paths

October 19, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte’s economy is quickly recovering as employers add jobs or move operations to our area. Up until now, Charlotte has enjoyed this rapid job growth due, in part, to our ample supply of qualified workers and the amazing quality of life that we all enjoy. However, our job engine is in danger of slowing if […]

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MFG DAY: not your grandfather’s factory job

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works joined forces with the Manufacturing Institute and other co-producers to celebrate National Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY) on Friday, October 4. Although Charlotte Works didn’t sponsor an event, the organization does support the MFG DAY mission: “MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, […]

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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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New in-school program aims to engage more youth, fill talent pipeline

Charlotte Works Staff

“We have to begin to close the skills gap with youth, because it’s not going happen with our seasoned workers alone,” says Youth Works Director Danielle Frazier to describe the overall goal of the initiative’s new in-school program, set to launch with the 2013 – 2014 school year. “It’s about getting youth to see the […]

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Charlotte Chamber’s Career Center comes to Charlotte Works

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

The popular Career Center page on the Charlotte Chamber website is the latest addition to the growing partnership roster between our two organizations. Charlotte Works is now the Chamber’s exclusive partner in providing job listings to the community. Information about and links to Charlotte Works and its services to both employers and jobseekers is available […]

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