Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte Works expands data, labor market research efforts

Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte Works expands data, labor market research efforts

March 18, 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.   Those in workforce development (local government, education and nonprofit leaders) have a need for accurate and current data for decision-making. And research is a major component of Charlotte Works’s 2015 Strategic Plan […]

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New Year’s resolution

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. The first few weeks have seen volatility in world equity markets, and soon we’ll finally see the beginning of the presidential election cycle. We’ve also seen year-end job numbers that seem to defy the global slow-down. As I look closer to home, l see construction cranes […]

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Our mistake: Our children’s future

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu spent some time meeting with a group of youth enrolled in Youth Works programs. It’s amazing, the level of insight and discussion youth people can provide when thoughtful questions are asked. Deputy Secretary Lu’s question that generated the most discussion was, “What could […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

In the immortal words of Luther Vandross, “Ain’t no stoppin’ us now/We’re on the move!” Here’s what’s been happening (and what will be happening!) at your NCWorks Career Centers! U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu visits Charlotte Works U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu capped his Charlotte-based celebration of National Manufacturing Day with a visit […]

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The new world

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Over the past few years, more and more thought leaders have spent their time trying to explain the reason for the growing economic stratification that’s occurring in the U.S. and abroad. In the book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, author Thomas Piketty uses historical data to show that the high-concentration of wealth we are seeing today […]

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News & notes

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

More good stuff just keeps happening at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out our latest news:   Charlotte Works is in the news Director of Talent Development Jaslyn Roberts was featured in the “Notable Names” section of the March/April issue of Pride magazine. Roberts was also interviewed by Time Warner Cable News for a March 26 […]

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Workforce boards: Leaders in creativity

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law last month was a major triumph for those of us in the workforce development field. The bipartisan bill will push more accountability and connectivity of regional workforce resources across our nation. Yet, for far too long, many of our nation’s nearly 500 local […]

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Charlotte Works: Tweeting you to workforce success

Charlotte Works Staff

Are you Tweeting? Are you following Charlotte Works? If not, you’re missing out on what we hope are some valuable resources for job-seekers, employers and self-described “policy wonks” alike! Here are some of the articles we’ve Tweeted about recently; check them out, then follow us at @CharlotteWorks and join the conversation! For job-seekers “The Hot New […]

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Historic bipartisan workforce bill can strengthen system

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

On May 21, Congress introduced the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If passed, the new law would effectively replace our nation’s existing workforce development laws (the WIA, or Workforce Investment Act of 1998). The new bill focuses on streamlining programs (eliminating 15 of them), standardizes reporting across programs and helps break down administrative […]

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Charlotte Works goes to Washington

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The last week of January proved to be a big one for those of us in the workforce development field. First, a big surprise came during the State of the Union, when President Barack Obama announced he was charging Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to reform our nation’s workforce system. Part of […]

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