Library partnership increases options for job-seekers

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Nearly 44,000 job-seekers visited one of NCWorks’ CARE3 (Community Access to Resources that Engage, Empower and Employ) sites during the 2014-15 program year. More than half of those visits were to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Main, Sugar Creek and Steele Creek branches. The library partnership began in 2011 and was a natural fit. “There was already a […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out all the great things that have happened and are happening at your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte! Charlotte Works benefits from new book on the American workforce Two Charlotte Works clients have been profiled in a new book about working, “The American Workday: Tales of life and work in the United States today.” […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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Targeting your resume proves you’re the best fit for the position

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers absolutely need to know that the candidate they choose for a job is the best fit, which they do by confirming that his or her past accomplishments and current skill set fall in line with the important day-to-day tasks and overarching goals of the position. If you write a generic resume that doesn’t take […]

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January is packed with workshops for a successful job search!

Charlotte Works Staff

  Visit NCWorks Career Centers for new and back-by-popular demand workshops held now through the end of the month! Calendar Note: Your NCWorks Career Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Please schedule your visits accordingly.   *NEW* Power Prep Series: Shine Your Way to the […]

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

December 18, 2015 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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Veterans learn to navigate a new culture: “The civilian world”

Charlotte Works Staff

When I was first asked to write this article, I immediately wanted to share the plethora of lessons learned that I, and many veterans, had drudged through during our “transition:” things like having a process for documenting people you meet and following up with them; creating a three- to six-month transition plan that purposefully drives […]

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Job-seeker writes her own success story

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Latoya Green embodies the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The mother of two battled a substance addiction and homelessness before reaching out to community partners who could help her once she decided to help herself. Green describes how her life “began to spiral out of control” after she left her payroll processing […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Charlotte congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: Tameran Davenport knew that she needed accountability to redirect her career path from relationship management to business analytics, and she grew hopeful when that accountability materialized through the staff at NCWorks Career Centers. Last summer, Davenport was part of significant layoffs from a local financial institution. […]

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OJT grant changes lives, says recipient

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Employers, how many of your employees could you (would you?) describe as a “blessing?” Potential employees, how many of you would love to be described by your employer that way? That’s how NCWorks clients Andra Summey and Kim Weatherell describe each other. And both credit an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant for bringing them together in what […]

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