Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

March 18, 2016 | Charlotte Works Staff

Twenty-year-old Shavona Mann wears a bright smile, knowing that she’s on track to achieve her goals. She wears that smile knowing the obstacles she’s overcome and the challenges that she continues to face. Her journey shows that anything is possible with focus and a support system. In November, family members encouraged Mann to participate in […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out all the great things that have happened and are happening at your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte! Charlotte Works benefits from new book on the American workforce Two Charlotte Works clients have been profiled in a new book about working, “The American Workday: Tales of life and work in the United States today.” […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and your NCWorks Career Centers congratulate the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Jodie Anderson left her accountant job at a printing business last summer, she thought it would be no time before she landed her next opportunity. “I thought I knew everything. I really didn’t think my job search would be that […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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Chance parking lot encounter, OJT program link job-seeker and employer

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Timothy Longmire had been unemployed for about six months when he pulled up next to David Roman’s truck in the parking lot of the South Boulevard Lowe’s Home Improvement store. He was just on a personal errand, but saw Roman’s heating and air conditioning tools in the back of the truck. So he pulled out […]

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Job-seeker writes her own success story

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Latoya Green embodies the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The mother of two battled a substance addiction and homelessness before reaching out to community partners who could help her once she decided to help herself. Green describes how her life “began to spiral out of control” after she left her payroll processing […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Charlotte congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: Tameran Davenport knew that she needed accountability to redirect her career path from relationship management to business analytics, and she grew hopeful when that accountability materialized through the staff at NCWorks Career Centers. Last summer, Davenport was part of significant layoffs from a local financial institution. […]

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Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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Challenges are no match for Youth Works teen

Charlotte Works Staff

If you ask 18-year-old Wendy de Leon Hernandez about her experience in the Youth Works program, she’ll easily answer, “If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I would be.” Now enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College, Hernandez, a “deferred action” youth from Mexico, has faced obstacles, yet remained focused to achieve her goal of […]

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Job-search success: Hard work? Coincidence? In this case, it’s both

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

When clients share their success stories, a common theme is that those who land take full advantage of the variety of resources available at the NCWorks Career Centers. Sometimes, another emerging theme is simply the wonder of coincidence. This story of two clients who’ve recently landed illustrates both.   There’s no bigger life crisis than […]

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