Charlotte Bridge Home and Charlotte Works: Newest SNAP site is a partnership “proven to work”

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Jason Goss has briefed departing troops, combat generals and U.S. presidents. But the Air Force veteran can’t get a job at Burger King because he doesn’t have enough of the right kind of experience to man the fryer. Goss shares this frustrating story on his second visit to Charlotte Bridge Home, where Employment and Education […]

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Youth finds skill, job, acceptance through YouthWorks program

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Galo Saladin is not shy. He’s not shy about telling you that he only got into maintenance work for the money. (He really wants to go into horticulture and dreams of working his own organic farm one day.) He’s not shy about telling you about his past as “not-the-greatest-kid in high school.” (“I’m not gonna […]

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Workforce by the numbers: Business and finance still our economic engine

October 17, 2014 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. With the great recession in our rear-view mirror, employment in business, finance, sales and marketing are well above pre-recessions levels and forecast to experience stable growth […]

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Working Smart in the workplace: Soft-skills training solution on the way

Charlotte Works Staff

Recently ABB, the power and automation technologies company, added the following “Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities” to its job profile: People-related skills upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities; encourages organizational and individual responsibility towards the community and the environment demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; adapts to the team […]

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Springing into WIA Classroom Training: Start now for 2015!

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“Spring semester” is a deceptive title: spring semester at your local college or university actually begins in January. So although the temperature is still warm, it’s time to think about the winter. Admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. Through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Charlotte Works can provide sponsorship for eligible and suitable […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Filling the IT gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Mid-skill employment opportunities ripe in information technology Charlotte Works is pleased to continue a new feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   Like healthcare, information technology (IT) is a vibrant sector that offers ample […]

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Get motivated, refine your job-search skills at our July workshops

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Our July workshops, including two new offerings, feature something for everyone, from job-seekers who are just beginning their searches to the long-term unemployed who are “stuck.” Hooking the Screening Interviewer Tuesday, July 22 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. Your resume caught the attention of an employer. Now you must impress the screening interviewer. In this […]

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In-school youth program wraps an action-packed year

Charlotte Works Staff

In 2012, Charlotte Works’ board of directors decided to begin serving in-school youth for the first time in seven years. They wanted to engage youth while still in high school to provide the wrap-around services needed to help them graduate and become career- and/or college-ready. For the past two years, we’ve been providing education and […]

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InnerVision’s SNAP site helps hardest-to-serve populations get back to work

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“So many of the people we serve don’t even think they can make it in the workplace,” says Dr. Cheryl Nicholas, CEO and director of InnerVision. “But they have the desire to work. Human beings feel better when they’re supported, so we create a safety net for individuals’ vocational aspirations.” The 11-year-old organization provides employment […]

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Leaves are falling in the world of WIA

Charlotte Works Staff

It may be May, but to paraphrase Led Zeppelin, leaves are fallin’ all around, it’s time you were on your way! Which means that if you’re interested in getting Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Classroom Training funds for post-secondary educational programs that start this fall, it’s time for you to be on your way in the process […]

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