Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte’s fintech sector is sizzling

April 15, 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 is hot The technology sector is growing rapidly, spurred by the needs of major firms to meet their data needs and develop solutions and software to meet the demands they face. […]

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How to dress for an interview

Charlotte Works Staff

As a former labor, wage and compliance coordinator, I often found myself in scenarios that required me to engage job-seekers in discussions on how to dress for interviews. I sought the advice of Alison Doyle, one of the industry’s most highly regarded career experts. She leads About.com’s About Careers pages, recognized by “Forbes” as one of […]

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Orientation: Change is good!

Charlotte Works Staff

Not the change pictured above … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program! Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster! The two things you need […]

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April is packed with workshops at your NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Register today for these new and back-by-popular-demand workshops April 18 to 29! Career Readiness Certificate Have you been to one of our open CRC prep labs? The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) is a portable credential that shows employers that you have the basic skills necessary to be successful in a particular job. Since […]

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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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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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Library partnership increases options for job-seekers

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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and your NCWorks Career Centers congratulate the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Jodie Anderson left her accountant job at a printing business last summer, she thought it would be no time before she landed her next opportunity. “I thought I knew everything. I really didn’t think my job search would be that […]

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Mistakes are good, says mock interview coach

Charlotte Works Staff

One of cleaning-products company Method’s cultural values is the value of mistakes: “We consider mistakes little messes we can learn from; nothing that can’t be cleaned up and made better.” This could very well be one of NCWorks Volunteer Andrea Campbell’s cultural values, too. The mock interview coach says of her experience with clients at […]

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