New Year’s resolution

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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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hope is one of the most powerful tools a community can use to bring prosperity to all residents. Yet, rather than promote this tool, we are bombarded each day with messages of fear that sap our hope and divide our community. Not so long ago, we, as a nation, believed that anything was possible and […]

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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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Three members join Charlotte Works’ board of directors

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to announce that Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter has appointed three new members to its board of directors. They are: Roger Collins, technical training specialist and apprenticeship coordinator at Siemens Energy, Inc. He’s responsible for the technical training of more than 1,600 employees at Siemens Energy’s Charlotte facility. Prior to his current […]

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A vision for Charlotte’s future

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, Charlotte Works’ board of directors adopted a new strategic plan to continue the transformation started back in 2011. The three major issues our new plan addresses are economic mobility, system capacity-building and labor market intelligence. As employers struggle to find skilled workers, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a great many of our neighbors […]

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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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The new world

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

Charlotte Works Staff

If you can’t stand the heat … check out this cool news from your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte! Reminder: office closings Your NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close on Friday, June 26, at 1 p.m. for staff training. Please plan your visits accordingly. All three Charlotte-area NCWorks Career Centers will be closed […]

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Seven members join Charlotte Works’ board of directors

May 15, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to announce that Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter has appointed seven new members to its board of directors. They are: Akeshia Craven-Howell, assistant superintendent for school options, innovation and design for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district. In this role, she works to develop a district-wide portfolio of school options characterized by a menu […]

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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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