NCWorks Online, business services team create powerful combo to serve employers

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Since NCWorks Online debuted as the state of North Carolina’s robust job-search tool for employers and job-seekers in 2013, hundreds of thousands of people in both groups have used the site to post jobs, search jobs, hire and get hired. We thought it would be interesting to take a quick snapshot of how Mecklenburg County […]

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Who’s driving the bus?: Steering away from a leadership talent gap

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter Drucker   We’re running short of leaders. Today’s leadership capacity is insufficient to meet future leadership requirements. Many managers and executives are voicing their fears that the talent they have is not the leadership talent they need. In the past, employees spent years […]

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Employers, you’ve got the who, what; we’ve got the when, where, why

Charlotte Works Staff

Are you a recruiter or hiring manager who has multiple positions to fill? Yes? Then this story is for you! Did you know that each of Charlotte’s three NCWorks Career Centers has space and staff to host an information session or recruiting or hiring event for you? No? Then this story is definitely for you! […]

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Are you connected?: YBC celebrates one-year anniversary

Charlotte Works Staff

One year ago this month, Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program launched the Youth Business Connector (YBC) at a near-packed house press conference. The YBC is a web-based clearinghouse of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities developed through a collaboration of employers, schools and community organizations to help local employers build a future pipeline of qualified employees and our […]

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Employer Extra: Welcome to the talent wars: recruiting in a tight labor market

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Times have changed and we now face two converging realities. One is the tight labor market resulting from the low unemployment rate. The other is the set of factors that comprise the changing nature of work: the organizations and jobs into which people are being recruited are moving targets, the workforce is increasingly under-skilled for […]

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More reasons to “heart” NCWorks Online coming in February!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online, the state’s job-search website, will roll out more reasons for both job-seekers and employers to fall in love with it (and each other, hopefully!) next month: New features for job-seekers Resume Builder When creating your employment history, you’ll be offered the option of uploading information from your LinkedIn profile to complete your NCWorks […]

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On-The-Job Training Grants help small business owner run, grow her business

October 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Cheryl Warren has come “back to the coffers” at Charlotte Works more than once in her quest to grow her property management company. Using the On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants program, Warren has added four staff members to the roster of Rubec Properties, the business she threw herself into full-time in 2008 following a lay-off. “A friend […]

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Charlotte Works: Tweeting you to workforce success

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Are you Tweeting? Are you following Charlotte Works? If not, you’re missing out on what we hope are some valuable resources for job-seekers, employers and self-described “policy wonks” alike! Here are some of the articles we’ve Tweeted about recently; check them out, then follow us at @CharlotteWorks and join the conversation! For job-seekers “The Hot New […]

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Employee retention: ignite and unite a stronger, committed workforce

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

In today’s marketplace, employers across sectors are concerned that there’s not an adequate pipeline of critical talent as they struggle to both attract and retain employees and cope with older workers who’ve delayed retirement to keep their nest eggs growing and who’ll exit the workforce soon. At the same time, in the face of stagnant […]

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Business Relations Group creating a system

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

As an employer, wouldn’t you like a “one-stop shop” to fill certain positions – one number to call, one contact with whom to speak to let multiple agencies know that you have jobs to fill – versus having to make multiple calls? That’s the ultimate goal of the Business Relations Group of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce […]

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