GM Financial “drives” a great information session

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Have you dreamed of working for a company that is voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by readers of the Charlotte Business Journal, or wins a Sloan Award for Excellence in the Workplace for Effectiveness and Flexibility? A company doesn’t earn those accolades easily unless employees live the company’s core values every day, […]

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NCWorks Online goes offline to bring you enhancements

Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes distance really does make the heart grow fonder. The state of North Carolina hopes that an upcoming weekend shut-down of its nearly year-old NCWorks Online system and resulting re-boot with enhancements will gladden the hearts of job-seekers and employers alike. NCWorks Online will go offline on Friday, March 21, at 5 p.m. and remain […]

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Get your job fair on!

February 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re in the market for a new job, the next few weeks offer multiple opportunities for you to get face-to-face with hiring managers and other company representatives to pitch yourself for open positions. Here are the details on four upcoming job fairs: The Mayor’s Job Fair: Saturday, Feb. 22 The Mayor’s Job Fair will […]

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New veterans rep helps vets make smooth transition

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works welcomes Bridgett Wilson, disabled veterans outreach program specialist. She splits her time between the Employer Engagement Center and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) office at 5601 Executive Center Drive. Wilson’s goal is to help all veterans, regardless of disability status, overcome barriers to employment and make a smooth transition to the civilian […]

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Engineering hiring success

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

When German-based automation equipment-maker Grohmann Engineering opened its first U.S. hub in Charlotte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Technologies, Lothar Thommes reached out to Charlotte Works for help in staffing up. “Lothar greased the skids for me when I was hired to grow the business here,” says Rick Blunk, key account manager. “I used Charlotte […]

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

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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New web portal connects youth, businesses

Charlotte Works Staff

Many reports and studies show that the skills gap is increasing at a rapid pace. Thousands of positions go unfilled every day because of the lack of a skilled workforce. Education requirements are also on the rise. A high school diploma alone may no longer lead to a successful, sustainable career. Educating our youth about […]

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Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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Workshops are our heart and soul: join us in November!

October 19, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

While all the buzz for the last few months has centered on NCWorks Online, the one-stop online resource for job-seekers and employers in North Carolina, we wanted to remind you that the heart and soul of Charlotte Works lies in human interaction: empowerment through the sharing of information, encouragement from your peers, engagement with experts […]

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SNAP partnership aims to lead young refugees to self-sufficiency

Charlotte Works Staff

It started with a story in this newsletter. Omar Parkes, intake specialist with ResCare’s Inspire Youth program, read an article in the May issue about the opening of five new SNAP (Share Network Access Points) sites, Charlotte Works’ community-access locations scattered throughout Mecklenburg County. He reached out to staff at each one of them to share […]

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