Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

February 27, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

According to the American Community Survey, more than 49,000 veterans reside in Mecklenburg County. Are you looking to hire? These men and women are poised to bring their specialized skills and breadth of experience to your company! Join our NCWorks Career Center team for the first installment of Breakfast with The Works to discuss best […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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Veterans learn to navigate a new culture: “The civilian world”

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

When I was first asked to write this article, I immediately wanted to share the plethora of lessons learned that I, and many veterans, had drudged through during our “transition:” things like having a process for documenting people you meet and following up with them; creating a three- to six-month transition plan that purposefully drives […]

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News and notes

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

In the immortal words of Luther Vandross, “Ain’t no stoppin’ us now/We’re on the move!” Here’s what’s been happening (and what will be happening!) at your NCWorks Career Centers! U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu visits Charlotte Works U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu capped his Charlotte-based celebration of National Manufacturing Day with a visit […]

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Employer Extra: The benefits of hiring a veteran

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hiring veterans is not only good for business, but a smart decision when considering the skills needed to fill current positions in a tight job market. As of late, the job market has become tight due to the uptick of skills gaps in not only technical, but also soft, skills of candidates. As hiring managers […]

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March brings spring and spring brings new workshops!

March 13, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Join us for these sessions in the last half of the month to improve your search and help you land soon! Shine Your Way to the Top: Applications Tuesday, March 17 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 5601 Executive Center Dr. Are you taking the job application too lightly? Learn the dos and the don’ts of […]

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News & notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We’ve got more good stuff to report this month! Two more NCWorks Career Centers certified for Mecklenburg County The NCWorks Career Centers at 5601 Executive Center Dr. (ECD) and 7140 Forest Point Blvd. (FPB) are now official! Managers Randall Darnell (ECD) and Stephanie Lattimore (FPB) accepted certificates of achievement from the NCWorks Commission in Raleigh […]

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Charlotte Bridge Home and Charlotte Works: Newest SNAP site is a partnership “proven to work”

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Jason Goss has briefed departing troops, combat generals and U.S. presidents. But the Air Force veteran can’t get a job at Burger King because he doesn’t have enough of the right kind of experience to man the fryer. Goss shares this frustrating story on his second visit to Charlotte Bridge Home, where Employment and Education […]

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New veterans rep helps vets make smooth transition

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works welcomes Bridgett Wilson, disabled veterans outreach program specialist. She splits her time between the Employer Engagement Center and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) office at 5601 Executive Center Drive. Wilson’s goal is to help all veterans, regardless of disability status, overcome barriers to employment and make a smooth transition to the civilian […]

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Charlotte Works, Charlotte Bridge Home: Serving veterans better

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works has formed an important partnership with Charlotte Bridge Home, a veterans-focused nonprofit that serves honorably discharged service members who reside in Mecklenburg County. Charlotte Bridge Home clients receive support during major life transitions. The organization links veterans to community resources for health, housing, benefits, education and employment. Each client’s individual needs are addressed […]

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