Workforce by the numbers: Business and finance still our economic engine

October 17, 2014 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. With the great recession in our rear-view mirror, employment in business, finance, sales and marketing are well above pre-recessions levels and forecast to experience stable growth […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Filling the IT gap

September 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Mid-skill employment opportunities ripe in information technology Charlotte Works is pleased to continue a new feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   Like healthcare, information technology (IT) is a vibrant sector that offers ample […]

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Workforce By The Numbers: Mid-skills healthcare jobs offer career opportunities

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to introduce a new quarterly feature, Workforce By The Numbers, which will spotlight workforce research from around the region. Data and analysis will be provided through our new partnership with the Charlotte Chamber.   The term skills gap has sprung up so often it has reached buzz-word status, similar to big […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Shortly after Todd Huerta came to Charlotte Works last December, he began spending his spare time volunteering as an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) tutor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Four months of volunteer work led to his new, paid role at CPCC as a basic […]

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Pop some corn! We’re making sectors cool through video

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and the Centralina Workforce Development Board have teamed up with WTVI to produce a series of five videos spotlighting young professionals who work in the hottest in-demand sectors in the region. Each video tells both the personal and professional stories of a young person in the early stages of career development. The workforce development boards and […]

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InnerVision’s SNAP site helps hardest-to-serve populations get back to work

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“So many of the people we serve don’t even think they can make it in the workplace,” says Dr. Cheryl Nicholas, CEO and director of InnerVision. “But they have the desire to work. Human beings feel better when they’re supported, so we create a safety net for individuals’ vocational aspirations.” The 11-year-old organization provides employment […]

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Lowe’s “never stops improving” hiring

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Lowe’s Home Improvement’s tagline, “Never stop improving,” seems to apply to more than just a new sink, garden swing or any other enhancement to your home: it also pertains to how the company seeks and hires new employees, as the 54 Charlotte Works clients who attended the company’s information session on January 6 as part […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Soledad Alvarado was unemployed for less than three months and credits the “friendly people” at Charlotte Works for helping her find employment quickly. Shortly after she lost her job in January 2014, Alvarado began attending workshops at the Employee Engagement Center and using the […]

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Charlotte Premium Outlets to host job fair

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Premium Outlets, Charlotte’s first outlet mall, will host a job fair on Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208). Human resources representatives from many of the 100 stores set to open in the 400,000-square-foot center will be present. Collectively, […]

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The 10 Commandments of Job Search

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Reprinted with permission from ITintheD.org.   We gave you The Ten Commandments of Networking. We even gave you The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking. After using those as the foundation for our speaking engagements over the last few years, we noticed that it was time to change things up a bit. Oh sure, networking is […]

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