Jump-start your job search in 2015

January 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are over, the gifts are put in their proper places, the refrigerator is (nearly?) empty of goodies, the kids are back at school … time to jump-start your job search in this new year! From re-doing your resume to attitude adjustments, advice for landing a new job abounds from all kinds of sources. […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Sales occupations in the “new economy”

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.   Sales jobs aren’t new; they’ve been greasing the wheels of the economy since the very beginning and are found in every company, across all industries. […]

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More reasons to “heart” NCWorks Online coming in February!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online, the state’s job-search website, will roll out more reasons for both job-seekers and employers to fall in love with it (and each other, hopefully!) next month: New features for job-seekers Resume Builder When creating your employment history, you’ll be offered the option of uploading information from your LinkedIn profile to complete your NCWorks […]

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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are my favorite time of year. It’s often a time when we reflect on the past year’s achievements and take stock of where we missed the mark. Yet for many Charlotteans, taking stock means the realization that the dream of a middle-class lifestyle is a far-off dream. This dream is hampered by a […]

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Kellogg Co. is sweet on dislocated workers; swaps cookie production to host job fair

Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent clear December morning, the only smell of baking cookies was the warm, sweet scent lingering in Charlotte’s Kellogg plant. Usually you can smell the Famous Amos chocolate chips, Keebler Fudge Stripes and other delectables all over the neighborhood, but on this day, the plant shuttered cookie production for production of another kind: […]

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Charlotte Bridge Home and Charlotte Works: Newest SNAP site is a partnership “proven to work”

Charlotte Works Staff

Jason Goss has briefed departing troops, combat generals and U.S. presidents. But the Air Force veteran can’t get a job at Burger King because he doesn’t have enough of the right kind of experience to man the fryer. Goss shares this frustrating story on his second visit to Charlotte Bridge Home, where Employment and Education […]

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CPCC’s kickin’ it @ Charlotte Works

Charlotte Works Staff

Since mid-September, Kisha Boyd-Clyburn, facilitator of program overviews at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been a weekly presence at Charlotte Works. She’s been working to raise awareness about CPCC’s training programs, provide clients with the opportunity to ask questions about their specific situations and learn more about opportunities to enhance their employability. Boyd-Clyburn says […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We’ve heard the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s referred to as “National Goof-Off Month,” but that’s definitely not the case here at Charlotte Works! Check out everything that’s been happening: We give as good as we get Debra Dixon, Charlotte Works’ community partnership manager, and Wendy Lyons, talent engagement manager, joined staff and other […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

November 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients on recently landing positions: Marcia Brandon landed a position as a customer support dispatch representative/office manager with Viewpoint Software Construction, Inc. Her first day was Nov. 3. She became unemployed in February and came to Charlotte Works in mid-March. While here, she attended an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant information […]

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Savvy seekers hose holiday-hiring myth

Charlotte Works Staff

Now is the time for savvy job-seekers to ignore the myth of holiday-hiring slowdowns and embrace the notion that employers are always looking for exceptional candidates who are the right fit and in the right place at the right time. How can you make the most of this season? First, it pays to take a […]

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