Is your extensive experience killing your search?

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

We serve a broad client base representing multiple demographics across gender, race, culture and age. Job-seeking clients come with a variety of barriers to employment, diverse backgrounds and experiences and always looking for that magic bullet to land the job. Questions we’re often asked are: How do I position myself so that an employer can […]

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Summer is winding down, but NCWorks Career Centers are ramping up!

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out what’s happening at your NCWorks Career Centers the weeks of August 17 and 24! Managing Through Financial Crisis Tuesday, Aug. 18 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) It’s natural to feel anxiety during career transition. Managing your bills with limited or no income can be challenging. In this back-by-popular-demand […]

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Youth pre-apprenticeship program kicks off at CATS

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, community partners packed a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility to launch a pre-apprenticeship pathways program. Four students who are enrolled in Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program are participating in classroom and hands-on training that includes topics such as transit care, information technology, operations and finance. The 14-month initiative is […]

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A vision for Charlotte’s future

Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, Charlotte Works’ board of directors adopted a new strategic plan to continue the transformation started back in 2011. The three major issues our new plan addresses are economic mobility, system capacity-building and labor market intelligence. As employers struggle to find skilled workers, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a great many of our neighbors […]

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Youth Works propels high school grad to bigger & better things

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

“All of my professional experience is because of Youth Works. It’s helped me be successful. I owe everything to the program,” says 17-year-old Christian Hukportie, who joined Charlotte Works’ Youth Works in-school youth program during his junior year of high school. Students in Youth Works explore and develop career goals through work-based learning opportunities so they […]

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Better together: New Community Partnerships & Programs division aims to build connections

Charlotte Works Staff

The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. Robin S. Sharma, leadership expert and author   “The new world of work requires workforce development service providers, both locally and regionally, to work together in new and unprecedented ways,” says Charlotte Works President and CEO Steve Partridge. “Charlotte-area residents deserve a system […]

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The new world

Charlotte Works Staff

Over the past few years, more and more thought leaders have spent their time trying to explain the reason for the growing economic stratification that’s occurring in the U.S. and abroad. In the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, author Thomas Piketty uses historical data to show that the high-concentration of wealth we are seeing today […]

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WIA classroom training funds interstate certifications

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Is there really a difference in how a medical professional draws blood or administers an EKG from one state to another? Apparently, there is. Ask Maati Elarfji, who moved to Charlotte from Massachusetts in January after losing his job as a nurse technician when the hospital at which he’d worked since 2003 closed its doors. […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Back to school offers best bang for your buck

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to continue Workforce By The Numbers, spotlighting workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis are provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber. Everyone has heard the saying, “The more you learn the more you earn.” But increased tuition and a sluggish economy have many graduates questioning the value […]

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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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