Job-search success: Hard work? Coincidence? In this case, it’s both

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

When clients share their success stories, a common theme is that those who land take full advantage of the variety of resources available at the NCWorks Career Centers. Sometimes, another emerging theme is simply the wonder of coincidence. This story of two clients who’ve recently landed illustrates both.   There’s no bigger life crisis than […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Social media recruiting changes job-search landscape

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to bring back Workforce by the Numbers, our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   Gone are the days of cold-calling and filling out paper applications for employers. Just as the Internet revolutionized job-search and hiring processes in the 1990s, social […]

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NCWorks Online: There’s an app for that!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online has gone mobile. Job-seekers can now download an app to connect to job openings, training opportunities and community resources. It’s available for free in both Apple’s AppStore and Google’s PlayStore for Android. Features of the NCWorks Online app include: geo-targeting that displays available jobs based on the user’s current location; multiple methods to search for […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Syreeta Ashford was laid off a year ago as a project manager with Central Parking System/SP Plus Corp., she knew it was only a matter of time before she was presented with another opportunity. In June 2014, after a friend told her about NCWorks Career […]

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“Comfortable but challenged:” Volunteer finds support at NCWorks Career Center

Charlotte Works Staff

“No one will do the work for you, but they give you the tools to do the work,” says Jason Ray, volunteer orientation leader and NCWorks Career Center client. “I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the doors and found out about the various support arms available. I would encourage anyone to come be […]

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Summer is winding down, but NCWorks Career Centers are ramping up!

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out what’s happening at your NCWorks Career Centers the weeks of August 17 and 24! Managing Through Financial Crisis Tuesday, Aug. 18 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) It’s natural to feel anxiety during career transition. Managing your bills with limited or no income can be challenging. In this back-by-popular-demand […]

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“I don’t like to feel like a victim:” WIA client succeeds, wants more

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Margarita Gonzalez Rocha is a tiny woman with long black hair, a soft voice and a core of steel. Her story may have one of two effects on you: you’ll either want to just find her and hug her, or you may be inspired and motivated enough to start to create your own success story. […]

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If you can’t stand the heat, get into an NCWorks Career Center!

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out these hot workshops the weeks of July 20 and July 27! *NEW* Microsoft 101: Excel Tuesday, July 21 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NCWorks Career Center – 1401 W. Morehead St. Spreadsheets are used across all industries and Excel is the leading spreadsheet tool. Come learn the basics of workbook creation, data entry […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: Garth David knew that leveraging networking opportunities would be a successful strategy during his job search. “Everyone who I came in contact with inside and outside of NCWorks, I saw as a potential employer,” he says. Shortly after being laid off from his position as a director […]

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News & notes

Charlotte Works Staff

If you can’t stand the heat … check out this cool news from your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte! Reminder: office closings Your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close on Friday, June 26, at 1 p.m. for staff training. Please plan your visits accordingly. All three Charlotte-area NCWorks Career Centers will be closed […]

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