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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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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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

January 17, 2014 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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WIA Classroom, On-The-Job training “a great marriage”

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

MJ Quilter took advantage of (almost) every service Charlotte Works offers in her seven-month job search. “I became unemployed in January 2013. I went to Charlotte Works for three solid months and took every class offered,” she says. “It was uplifting when I was in a down time. It not only gave me additional tools […]

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Degrees of success

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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Our Annual Report is now available

Charlotte Works Staff

Everything you ever wanted to know about Charlotte Works’ clients and activities in the program year that ended June 30, 2013, is available at your virtual fingertips: PY12-13 Annual Report Final – HiRes. The look back at the first year of operation as “Charlotte Works” in the Employer Engagement Center includes client profiles, event and program […]

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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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It’s springtime in the world of WIA!

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works administers training funds through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for individuals who meet eligibility guidelines and who are in need of a skills upgrade to enhance their marketability. If you’re exploring post-secondary education at local institutions such as Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte and you’re interested in pursuing funding through WIA, […]

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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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