Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte’s fintech sector is sizzling

Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte’s fintech sector is sizzling

April 15, 2016 | Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   IT is hot The technology sector is growing rapidly, spurred by the needs of major firms to meet their data needs and develop solutions and software to meet the demands they face. […]

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News & notes

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

They say April showers bring May flowers – it also brings lots of news and updates! Check out what’s happening at your three NCWorks Career Centers!   Two long-term managers retire We send congratulations and “happy retirement!” wishes to two long-time N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions managers who retired at the end of April: Eleanor […]

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News & notes

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

More good stuff just keeps happening at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out our latest news:   Charlotte Works is in the news Director of Talent Development Jaslyn Roberts was featured in the “Notable Names” section of the March/April issue of Pride magazine. Roberts was also interviewed by Time Warner Cable News for a March 26 […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s often a time when we reflect on the past year’s achievements and take stock of where we missed the mark. Yet for many Charlotteans, taking stock means the realization that the dream of a middle-class lifestyle is a far-off dream. This dream is hampered by a […]

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CPCC’s kickin’ it @ Charlotte Works

Charlotte Works Staff

Since mid-September, Kisha Boyd-Clyburn, facilitator of program overviews at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been a weekly presence at Charlotte Works. She’s been working to raise awareness about CPCC’s training programs, provide clients with the opportunity to ask questions about their specific situations and learn more about opportunities to enhance their employability. Boyd-Clyburn says […]

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Meeting employer needs: closing the soft-skills gap

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Consider these findings from the Closing the Gap: 2012 Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers, conducted by the N.C. Association of Workforce Development Boards: “Communication and Interpersonal Skills represents a primary gap in workplace soft skills. Critical and Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving were also frequently indicated. “Businesses indicated that improved Soft Skills/Personal Effectiveness training […]

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WIA Classroom, On-The-Job training “a great marriage”

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

MJ Quilter took advantage of (almost) every service Charlotte Works offers in her seven-month job search. “I became unemployed in January 2013. I went to Charlotte Works for three solid months and took every class offered,” she says. “It was uplifting when I was in a down time. It not only gave me additional tools […]

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Degrees of success

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 springtime in the world of WIA!

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works administers training funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for individuals who meet eligibility guidelines and who are in need of a skills upgrade to enhance their marketability. If you’re exploring post-secondary education at local institutions such as Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte and you’re interested in pursuing funding through WIA, […]

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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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