Charlotte Works goes to Washington

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

The last week of January proved to be a big one for those of us in the workforce development field. First, a big surprise came during the State of the Union, when President Barack Obama announced he was charging Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to reform our nation’s workforce system. Part of […]

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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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Employer Series directly connects job-seekers with hiring intelligence

Charlotte Works Staff

What does Carolinas HealthCare System look for on resumes or applications that signals them to put the candidate at the top of the pile and selected to interview? Does volunteering at the hospital increase a job-seeker’s chance to get noticed? How does the application process work at Novant Healthcare? What do the opportunities for advancement look […]

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Charlotte Works leads the way in workforce development

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to be a national – and international – leader in workforce development: On Dec. 6, President and CEO Steve Partridge served as a panelist at the ED411 conference in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by The Columbus Region, “ED411 is an annual half-day economic development training session designed to help elected and appointed officials and […]

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It’s Thanksgiving: Here’s a 10-step “recipe” to carving out your career

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

OK, so you’ve been out of work for three to nine months – or more – and you have been/are determined to give it your all to find the role you desire. In this economy, it’s not an easy task, but it is achievable! As a career coach, the most common client statement I’ve heard […]

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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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

We love to celebrate our clients who’ve landed! Here’s a sampling of those who returned to full employment in the past couple of months: Jennifer Barnes ended 17 months of unemployment when she landed a position as an intermodal coordinator at Kuehne + Nagel, an international logistics and supply chain company. She came to Charlotte […]

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We’re hot, hot, hot in the media!

July 12, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to garner positive media coverage: The Charlotte Observer included Charlotte Works in “Groups that work with the unemployed expect an influx of people looking for help,” an article that explored the anticipated effects of the loss of federal extended unemployment benefits for thousands of Mecklenburg County residents (June 22). News 14 Carolina […]

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Long-time volunteer shares unique inspiration for job-search success

May 7, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to chip away at the local unemployment rate by helping clients get back to work. We celebrate Phil Corbett, a long-time volunteer who landed a new position in March. He served as a job search team facilitator since Charlotte Works was called ProNet, as a co-facilitator for “Think Tank for LinkedIn” and […]

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