Employer Extra: Show me the money?

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

When hiring new staff members for your growing business, important questions to ask are: What skills do I need? How much experience am I looking for? What about education? In addition, perhaps most importantly, how much should I pay? Setting the right salary is crucial for the growth and success of your business. Pay too […]

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OJT grant engineers success for job-seeker, employer

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Albeiro Loaiza chased his dream of freedom to America from Colombia in 2002. “I believe in freedom,” he says, “and I think America, for me, is the best country in the world to provide freedom for me and for my kids.” His children, now 22 and 24, graduated from UNC Charlotte (on the same day) […]

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Find personal and professional success at our March workshops

Charlotte Works Staff

Space is filling quickly at our popular workshops, including our brand new session on making sense of your credit score and the next entry in our Employer Series: On-The-Job Training Grants Orientation Thursday, March 20 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Were you laid off from a Mecklenburg County employer? Have you received Unemployment Insurance benefits […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions since the start of 2014: Mark Black serves as an information security incident analyst with Vanguard (a contract position through Randstad); he started around Feb. 17. Black and his family moved to Charlotte from Virginia Beach, Va., in April 2013 when he accepted a position with […]

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Sectors are cool: Our five interactive career paths are now live!

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’ve not checked out the Charlotte Works website lately, here’s a great reason: our new interactive career paths are now live! The pathways explore the 10-county Charlotte region’s five hottest industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and supply chain management. Each pathway highlights careers by education level and area of specialization, with job […]

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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

Charlotte Works Staff

Increase your bottom line by improving your employees’ skills with an Incumbent Workforce Development grant (IWDG)! Awards of up to $25,000 are available to boost your employees’ value to your company and help your business compete both regionally and globally. The IWDG program offers competitive retention-solution grants that qualifying businesses can use to address their […]

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Degrees of success

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes education can be too much of a good thing. Just ask Dynisha Faust, who, with two master’s degrees, found herself in the strange position of being both over- and under-qualified for positions in her field of information technology (IT). “In IT, they prefer you to have certifications, advanced technical skills and hands-on experience instead […]

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WIA inspires HR professional to stay in field, expand education

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“I was thinking of changing my career as an employee relations specialist because I was burned out,” says Janice Thompson-Grant. “But the WIA allowed me to get my feet wet in human resources [HR] again. I always wanted to go back and get my master’s degree, but I got so caught up in my job. […]

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Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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Microsoft Training Room is open for business

Charlotte Works Staff

We are excited to share that Charlotte Works officially opened our new computer lab on November 12! The Microsoft Training Room now hosts 12 computers with Internet capabilities and a printer. As we continue to design and offer new workshops, the use of technology for experiential learning becomes increasingly important. For example, in our LinkedIn […]

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