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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Workforce by the numbers: Business and finance still our economic engine

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to continue Workforce By The Numbers, spotlighting workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis are provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber. With the great recession in our rear-view mirror, employment in business, finance, sales and marketing are well above pre-recessions levels and forecast to experience stable growth […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Filling the IT gap

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Mid-skill employment opportunities ripe in information technology Charlotte Works is pleased to continue a new feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   Like healthcare, information technology (IT) is a vibrant sector that offers ample […]

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Workforce boards: Leaders in creativity

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law last month was a major triumph for those of us in the workforce development field. The bipartisan bill will push more accountability and connectivity of regional workforce resources across our nation. Yet, for far too long, many of our nation’s nearly 500 local […]

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Workforce By The Numbers: Mid-skills healthcare jobs offer career opportunities

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to introduce a new quarterly feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our new partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   The term skills gap has sprung up so often it has reached buzz-word status, similar to big […]

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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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New board chair opines on history, vision and twins

Charlotte Works Staff

Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, was elected the new chair of the board of Charlotte Works at its April meeting. News @ The Works caught up with him recently to talk history (his and a famous figure from whom he draws inspiration), vision and twins. News @ The Works (N@TW): What’s your title and […]

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Employers: Grow your business while growing your staff

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Impact your bottom line while improving the skills of your new hires with an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant! On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants target business needs by training newly hired employees in skilled positions. Participating Mecklenburg County employers are reimbursed 50 to 90 percent of the salaries ($6,000 to $20,000) of their OJT trainees while these […]

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Employer Extra: Show me the money?

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

When hiring new staff members for your growing business, important questions to ask are: What skills do I need? How much experience am I looking for? What about education? In addition, perhaps most importantly, how much should I pay? Setting the right salary is crucial for the growth and success of your business. Pay too […]

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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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