A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

May 13, 2016 | Charlotte Works Staff

One of the most useful tools in NCWorks Online for both job-seekers and employers is also one of the most neglected: the background section of an individual’s personal profile. This is the place where you can really set yourself apart from the competition by listing your employment and training; occupational licenses and certificates; employment history; job […]

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Don’t let the fall semester “leaf” you behind!

Charlotte Works Staff

Start the WIOA Classroom Training scholarship grant process today! You may be enjoying the spring’s blue skies and green grass, but you should be thinking about fall’s yellow leaves and crunchy brown grass underfoot, says your NCWorks Career Centers’ team. Just as some high school students are receiving college acceptance letters to start their next […]

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CRC leads to landing

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Oscar Spaulding wanted to leave no stone unturned in his job search. After being laid off from his account manager position with a pharmaceutical distribution firm in 2012, he visited NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead Street (WMS) the following day. “If you’re laid off, you have no control over that. I didn’t expect it,” he […]

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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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Engineering firm Perigon “makes new footprints in the sand” with training grant

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Imagine walking into a room to find a virtual chemical manufacturing plant projected onto a big screen. Imagine you’re the operator of such a plant. Imagine walking through your virtual plant, noting that if a fairly large pipe carrying a hot liquid remains where it’s currently placed, you and your colleagues will smack your heads […]

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Targeting your resume proves you’re the best fit for the position

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Employers absolutely need to know that the candidate they choose for a job is the best fit, which they do by confirming that his or her past accomplishments and current skill set fall in line with the important day-to-day tasks and overarching goals of the position. If you write a generic resume that doesn’t take […]

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January is packed with workshops for a successful job search!

Charlotte Works Staff

  Visit NCWorks Career Centers for new and back-by-popular demand workshops held now through the end of the month! Calendar Note: Your NCWorks Career Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Please schedule your visits accordingly.   *NEW* Power Prep Series: Shine Your Way to the […]

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Newest CARE3 site encourages trafficking survivors to dream

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Two million children are sexually exploited worldwide each year, according to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (1). Survivor leader Antonia “Neet” Childs is on a mission to equip girls to leave “the life” of sex trafficking and market their minds instead of their bodies. “Our gifts will keep us out […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Social media recruiting changes job-search landscape

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to bring back Workforce by the Numbers, our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   Gone are the days of cold-calling and filling out paper applications for employers. Just as the Internet revolutionized job-search and hiring processes in the 1990s, social […]

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WIOA Spring Training: Start now for 2016!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Spring training” is a deceptive title: spring training for baseball starts as early as February. And the spring quarter or semester at your local college or university actually begins in January. So although the temperature is warm now, it’s time to think about the winter. Admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. Through the […]

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