[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

July 20, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE GROWING YOUR STAFF! As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good workers. Often, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. This is where the On-The-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement grants can help. Manufacturers in […]

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Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

February 27, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

According to the American Community Survey, more than 49,000 veterans reside in Mecklenburg County. Are you looking to hire? These men and women are poised to bring their specialized skills and breadth of experience to your company! Join our NCWorks Career Center team for the first installment of Breakfast with The Works to discuss best […]

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Strategic plan takes shape in first half of year

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

As Charlotte Works approaches the second half of the program year, it’s important to take stock of our strategic plan and our progress toward its goals. In June 2015, former President and CEO Steve Partridge launched the strategic plan with a discussion of its areas of focus to positively affect the workforce and the community. Since […]

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Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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OJT grant changes lives, says recipient

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Employers, how many of your employees could you (would you?) describe as a “blessing?” Potential employees, how many of you would love to be described by your employer that way? That’s how NCWorks clients Andra Summey and Kim Weatherell describe each other. And both credit an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant for bringing them together in what […]

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It’s a workforce Twitter-fest!

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re not on Twitter – or on Twitter but not following Charlotte Works – you’re missing out on links to great sources for workforce policy information, job-search tips and advice for employers. Follow us today! (We’re @CharlotteWorks) And check out some of our Tweets from the last month: @CharlotteWorks Aug 13 What do you do […]

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News and notes

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a star-spangled month at your three NCWorks Career Centers! Check out our latest events and news:   Hundreds attend NCWorks job fair   Thirteen employers representing the Charlotte Hornets, Frito-Lay, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless and others spoke to job-seekers about a variety of positions. Career Center staff shared information about the services […]

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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated “comes home” for recruiting event

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Just a week before Christmas, Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) commandeered Charlotte Works’ Employer Engagement Center (EEC) to host an all-day hiring event, its second such in the company’s historic first bottling facility. Recruiters and managers fanned out across conference and coaching rooms and a section of the Resource Center to pre-screen and interview […]

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Kellogg Co. is sweet on dislocated workers; swaps cookie production to host job fair

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent clear December morning, the only smell of baking cookies was the warm, sweet scent lingering in Charlotte’s Kellogg plant. Usually you can smell the Famous Amos chocolate chips, Keebler Fudge Stripes and other delectables all over the neighborhood, but on this day, the plant shuttered cookie production for production of another kind: […]

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

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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