Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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Are you work ready?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether you’re a job-seeker or an employer, or have a vested interest in workforce development, you may have heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the push to certify Charlotte as a Work Ready Community. But what exactly are these certifications and how can they work for you? What is the NCRC? In […]

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

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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WIOA Spring Training: Start now for 2016!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Spring training” is a deceptive title: spring training for baseball starts as early as February. And the spring quarter or semester at your local college or university actually begins in January. So although the temperature is warm now, it’s time to think about the winter. Admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. Through the […]

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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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Is your extensive experience killing your search?

Charlotte Works Staff

We serve a broad client base representing multiple demographics across gender, race, culture and age. Job-seeking clients come with a variety of barriers to employment, diverse backgrounds and experiences and always looking for that magic bullet to land the job. Questions we’re often asked are: How do I position myself so that an employer can […]

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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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