[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

July 20, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE GROWING YOUR STAFF! As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good workers. Often, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. This is where the On-The-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement grants can help. Manufacturers in […]

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Master Trainer positions available

July 10, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking two part-time Master Trainers with experience in teaching curriculum and presenting material to diverse groups for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Construction a boom for economy, job-seekers

May 13, 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.   Dodge Analytics, the leading provider of data analytics for the North American construction industry, predicts that it will grow by six percent in 2016. Currently, approximately 35,154 people are employed in the […]

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

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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Employer Extra: May is Small Business Month

Charlotte Works Staff

For more than 50 years, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on the American culture and economy. 2016 will be no exception. The City of Charlotte has joined the nation in designating May as “Small Business Month.” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts‘ proclamation states that “small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, […]

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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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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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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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

November 12, 2015 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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