Hiring Strategies in a Tight Labor Market

Hiring Strategies in a Tight Labor Market

November 27, 2018 | Alyssa Brown

The national unemployment rate is at an historic low  indicating a booming economy and ample employment opportunities. For those seeking a job, this is great news. Unfortunately for employers, low unemployment translates into a tight labor market making it increasingly difficult to find and hire workers for their open positions. According to the 2018 Employer Needs Study […]

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Local Rapid Response team steps in for workers facing layoffs

February 22, 2018 Charlotte Works Staff

After Aon Hewitt, a consulting and human resources outsourcing firm, announced that it would be permanently closing its Retiree Health Solutions Sales and Services Center in Charlotte, the Rapid Response team at our NCWorks Career Center stepped in to coordinate resources for roughly 70 full-time customer service representatives affected. An information session was held where […]

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Master Trainer positions available

July 10, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking two part-time Master Trainers with experience in teaching curriculum and presenting material to diverse groups for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills […]

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Connect with local employers at July job fair!

June 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re hosting a job fair featuring 15 employers representing local corporations who are ready to hire, including Frito-Lay, Novant Health, Smithfield Foods, Northwestern Mutual, AAA Carolinas, CATS, WestRock, Mauser and more. Part-time and full-time positions ranging from entry-level to specialized experience. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for trucking school graduates to meet distribution companies hiring drivers with no […]

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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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Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg host career expo

February 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Our community partners Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Center for Community Transitions will co-host the Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg (RPM) Spring Career Expo on: Wednesday, March 22 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goodwill Opportunity Campus 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 [map] Participants must pre-register and attend a one-hour prep class at the Goodwill Opportunity Class. […]

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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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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Spring is so on at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out all our exciting news: Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Marinella Hume Casting seeks paid background performers for “Shots Fired,” a 20th Century Fox television show now shooting in Charlotte. Casting crews will be at the NCWorks Career Center at 7140 […]

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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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Millennials want to benefit from workforce changes

February 19, 2016 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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