Education gaps and their impact on Charlotte’s workforce

Education gaps and their impact on Charlotte’s workforce

February 9, 2018 | Alyssa Brown

Education plays a powerful role in economic mobility. Studies show that a child’s zip code is more likely to determine his or her future success than other factors like cognitive ability. Local education initiatives have become a robust talking point for Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility. The Leading on Opportunity Task Force report […]

Read More....

Who is and who isn’t in Charlotte’s labor force

January 16, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The infographic below will help you understand the components of Mecklenburg County’s labor force, which has an approximately 72 percent participation rate. It shows 100 people, with each person representing approximately 8,350 people, or one percent of the County’s civilian population aged 16 and over. Sources: NC Department of Commerce, American Community Survey, 2012-2016 Estimates

Read More....

Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte’s fintech sector is sizzling

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   IT is hot The technology sector is growing rapidly, spurred by the needs of major firms to meet their data needs and develop solutions and software to meet the demands they face. […]

Read More....

Orientation: Change is good!

Charlotte Works Staff

Not the change pictured above … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program! Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster! The two things you need […]

Read More....

Meet Interim President & CEO Danielle Frazier

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

It brings me great pleasure to introduce myself as interim president and CEO of Charlotte Works. This is truly a humbling experience and I look forward to serving in this capacity. I’ve worked in workforce development for more than 17 years, eight of which have been with this organization in various roles including operations, program […]

Read More....

Strategic plan takes shape in first half of year

Charlotte Works Staff

As Charlotte Works approaches the second half of the program year, it’s important to take stock of our strategic plan and our progress toward its goals. In June 2015, former President and CEO Steve Partridge launched the strategic plan with a discussion of its areas of focus to positively affect the workforce and the community. Since […]

Read More....

It’s a workforce Twitter-fest!

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re not on Twitter – or on Twitter but not following Charlotte Works – you’re missing out on links to great sources for workforce policy information, job-search tips and advice for employers. Follow us today! (We’re @CharlotteWorks) And check out some of our Tweets from the last month: @CharlotteWorks Aug 13 What do you do […]

Read More....

News & notes

April 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

More good stuff just keeps happening at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out our latest news:   Charlotte Works is in the news Director of Talent Development Jaslyn Roberts was featured in the “Notable Names” section of the March/April issue of Pride magazine. Roberts was also interviewed by Time Warner Cable News for a March 26 […]

Read More....

Charlotte Works: Tweeting you to workforce success

August 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Are you Tweeting? Are you following Charlotte Works? If not, you’re missing out on what we hope are some valuable resources for job-seekers, employers and self-described “policy wonks” alike! Here are some of the articles we’ve Tweeted about recently; check them out, then follow us at @CharlotteWorks and join the conversation! For job-seekers “The Hot New […]

Read More....

Employee retention: ignite and unite a stronger, committed workforce

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

In today’s marketplace, employers across sectors are concerned that there’s not an adequate pipeline of critical talent as they struggle to both attract and retain employees and cope with older workers who’ve delayed retirement to keep their nest eggs growing and who’ll exit the workforce soon. At the same time, in the face of stagnant […]

Read More....