[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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Healthy dose of hiring happens at NCWorks Career Center

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“We have specific criteria when we’re looking for candidates,” says Chanterielle Francis, human resources generalist with WESTMED Practice Partners. “They should have a healthcare and/or customer service background to be considered. NCWorks was key in helping identify that talent.” At an April hiring event, Francis and Sharon Adams, human resources liaison to the contact center […]

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Employer Extra: May is Small Business Month

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

For more than 50 years, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on the American culture and economy. 2016 will be no exception. The City of Charlotte has joined the nation in designating May as “Small Business Month.” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts‘ proclamation states that “small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte Works expands data, labor market research efforts

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   Those in workforce development (local government, education and nonprofit leaders) have a need for accurate and current data for decision-making. And research is a major component of Charlotte Works’s 2015 Strategic Plan […]

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Meet Interim President & CEO Danielle Frazier

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

It brings me great pleasure to introduce myself as interim president and CEO of Charlotte Works. This is truly a humbling experience and I look forward to serving in this capacity. I’ve worked in workforce development for more than 17 years, eight of which have been with this organization in various roles including operations, program […]

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

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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Millennials want to benefit from workforce changes

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers today are adjusting to the changing face of the workforce. With many baby boomers retired or nearing retirement age, they’re making way for millennials, whose workplace values and interests are vastly different than those of previous generations. In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. According to the Pew Research […]

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Employer Extra: New year, new tools to make your hiring easier

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s a new year, and everyone – job-seekers and employers alike – are dusting off resumes and cover letters, job descriptions, hiring plans and timelines, etc. As an employer, you have a wealth of resources available to ease the pain of the hiring process. We wanted to share two particular ones with you: a new […]

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Are you work ready?

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Whether you’re a job-seeker or an employer, or have a vested interest in workforce development, you may have heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the push to certify Charlotte as a Work Ready Community. But what exactly are these certifications and how can they work for you? What is the NCRC? In […]

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Employer Extra: The benefits of hiring a veteran

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hiring veterans is not only good for business, but a smart decision when considering the skills needed to fill current positions in a tight job market. As of late, the job market has become tight due to the uptick of skills gaps in not only technical, but also soft, skills of candidates. As hiring managers […]

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