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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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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News and notes

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

We wish you and your families and friends the very happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to celebrating your success in the new year!   Career Centers closed for the holidays Your three NCWorks Career Centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23 through 25, in observance of Christmas. We’ll re-open at 8 […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility for youth

November 12, 2015 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. Harvard University and the University of California – Berkeley published a study in May 2015 examining upward economic mobility for children living in large metropolitan areas. The study used a sample of low-income children […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

There are all kinds of things to be thankful for at your NCWorks Career Centers! (And although it may seem like the “all youth, all the time” version of News and notes, read on! There’s more, we promise!)   Youth introduced to growing project management industry There will be almost 6.2 million U.S. jobs in […]

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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

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Summer may be winding down, but we’re not! Check out our recent news! Inaugural event opens doors for youth interested in healthcare and technology Last month, nearly 40 Youth Works participants representing MeckEd’s Career Pathways Program and ResCare Workforce Services attended career exploration days at Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) central campus to learn more about healthcare and […]

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Youth pre-apprenticeship program kicks off at CATS

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, community partners packed a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility to launch a pre-apprenticeship pathways program. Four students who are enrolled in Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program are participating in classroom and hands-on training that includes topics such as transit care, information technology, operations and finance. The 14-month initiative is […]

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A vision for Charlotte’s future

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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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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