Software Developer career spotlight

Software Developer career spotlight

July 11, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

Software Developer positions were the most posted job in 2016. Interested in this high-growth career? Learn what employers are looking for and sought after skills for software developers. Click here to view.

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Don’t let the fall semester “leaf” you behind!

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Start the WIOA Classroom Training scholarship grant process today! You may be enjoying the spring’s blue skies and green grass, but you should be thinking about fall’s yellow leaves and crunchy brown grass underfoot, says your NCWorks Career Centers’ team. Just as some high school students are receiving college acceptance letters to start their next […]

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Motivated to learn and land

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a stigma to being on unemployment and receiving any type of benefits and being ‘lazy,’” notes Dennis Chisholm. “I’d rather receive an education than unemployment benefits any day.” And it’s just this inspired and motivated attitude that led NCWorks Career Center staff to deem Chisholm “the perfect candidate” to receive that education through the […]

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

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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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

March 18, 2016 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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Engineering firm Perigon “makes new footprints in the sand” with training grant

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Imagine walking into a room to find a virtual chemical manufacturing plant projected onto a big screen. Imagine you’re the operator of such a plant. Imagine walking through your virtual plant, noting that if a fairly large pipe carrying a hot liquid remains where it’s currently placed, you and your colleagues will smack your heads […]

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Is your extensive experience killing your search?

August 14, 2015 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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“Comfortable but challenged:” Volunteer finds support at NCWorks Career Center

Charlotte Works Staff

“No one will do the work for you, but they give you the tools to do the work,” says Jason Ray, volunteer orientation leader and NCWorks Career Center client. “I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the doors and found out about the various support arms available. I would encourage anyone to come be […]

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Better together: New Community Partnerships & Programs division aims to build connections

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. Robin S. Sharma, leadership expert and author   “The new world of work requires workforce development service providers, both locally and regionally, to work together in new and unprecedented ways,” says Charlotte Works President and CEO Steve Partridge. “Charlotte-area residents deserve a system […]

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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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