Workforce by the Numbers: Construction a boom for economy, job-seekers

Workforce by the Numbers: Construction a boom for economy, job-seekers

May 13, 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.   Dodge Analytics, the leading provider of data analytics for the North American construction industry, predicts that it will grow by six percent in 2016. Currently, approximately 35,154 people are employed in the […]

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CRC leads to landing

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Oscar Spaulding wanted to leave no stone unturned in his job search. After being laid off from his account manager position with a pharmaceutical distribution firm in 2012, he visited NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead Street (WMS) the following day. “If you’re laid off, you have no control over that. I didn’t expect it,” he […]

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

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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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte economy projected to grow in 2016

January 16, 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.   It comes as no surprise to Charlotte residents that the city and the surrounding areas are experiencing a period of tremendous growth: a picture of the Charlotte skyline from even 15 years […]

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New Year’s resolution

Charlotte Works Staff

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. The first few weeks have seen volatility in world equity markets, and soon we’ll finally see the beginning of the presidential election cycle. We’ve also seen year-end job numbers that seem to defy the global slow-down. As I look closer to home, l see construction cranes […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hope is one of the most powerful tools a community can use to bring prosperity to all residents. Yet, rather than promote this tool, we are bombarded each day with messages of fear that sap our hope and divide our community. Not so long ago, we, as a nation, believed that anything was possible and […]

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Chance parking lot encounter, OJT program link job-seeker and employer

Charlotte Works Staff

Timothy Longmire had been unemployed for about six months when he pulled up next to David Roman’s truck in the parking lot of the South Boulevard Lowe’s Home Improvement store. He was just on a personal errand, but saw Roman’s heating and air conditioning tools in the back of the truck. So he pulled out […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Predicting 2016’s hot jobs

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.   The New Year brings with it new opportunities for job-seekers in the Charlotte area. The following list contains the jobs with the most anticipated growth in the greater Charlotte area for 2016 […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte region continues to manufacture jobs

October 16, 2015 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.   The Charlotte region led North Carolina and the United States in manufacturing job growth over the last five years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics1. Between 2010 and 2015, […]

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