Attention Mecklenburg County employers

September 13, 2013 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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On-The-Job Training grants help entire community

August 18, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Who wouldn’t want to be part of an initiative that fills an employer’s hiring need and puts a skilled worker back on the job – thereby strengthening the entire community? That’s a question pondered by both Sheila Hemphill, Charlotte Works’ On-The-Job Training (OJT) manager, and Shari Wright-Harley, executive director of Connections BWB, who is currently […]

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LinkedIn: get ready to ride!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Improving personal and professional lives” is Philipp Erhardt’s LinkedIn tagline, and he lives it here at Charlotte Works every time he volunteers. Erhardt is a media developer, eLearning professional, instructional designer and editor. He brings his love of teaching to others as an orientation leader and resource assistant. Based on his orientation experience, he’s developed […]

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NCWorks Online: Serving you better

Charlotte Works Staff

By now, you should have heard about NCWorks Online, the state of North Carolina’s robust new website designed to better connect job-seekers and employers. Launched August 5, the new site replaces N.C. Job Connector and offers more tools and resources to both those seeking to find work and those with positions to fill. We hope […]

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Driven to work

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a lot more to truck driving than turning the wheel,” says Jon-Paul Jones, company driver with Schneider National in Charlotte. “If you don’t have your math down, or don’t know how to read a map, you’ll never make it.” Jones has been driving OTR (over the road) for Schneider since earning his commercial driver’s […]

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Charlotte takes bold step to close skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Although the arrival of GIZ didn’t make much of a splash in Charlotte’s local media, back in Germany the news of GIZ’s first U.S. office made front-page news across the nation. GIZ, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is the nonprofit arm of the German government that will be working with community colleges, workforce […]

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Bonded Logistics “Excels” at providing training

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Like many companies, Bonded Logistics has reduced its training budget in the past few years. But when the third-party warehousing management and contract packaging company upgraded to Windows 2010 earlier this year, executives knew they needed to help employees get up to speed on the new operating system. “We were having a conversation with a […]

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