Lowe’s “never stops improving” hiring

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Lowe’s Home Improvement’s tagline, “Never stop improving,” seems to apply to more than just a new sink, garden swing or any other enhancement to your home: it also pertains to how the company seeks and hires new employees, as the 54 Charlotte Works clients who attended the company’s information session on January 6 as part […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Soledad Alvarado was unemployed for less than three months and credits the “friendly people” at Charlotte Works for helping her find employment quickly. Shortly after she lost her job in January 2014, Alvarado began attending workshops at the Employee Engagement Center and using the […]

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Find personal and professional success at our March workshops

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Space is filling quickly at our popular workshops, including our brand new session on making sense of your credit score and the next entry in our Employer Series: On-The-Job Training Grants Orientation Thursday, March 20 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Were you laid off from a Mecklenburg County employer? Have you received Unemployment Insurance benefits […]

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GM Financial “drives” a great information session

Charlotte Works Staff

Have you dreamed of working for a company that is voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by readers of the Charlotte Business Journal, or wins a Sloan Award for Excellence in the Workplace for Effectiveness and Flexibility? A company doesn’t earn those accolades easily unless employees live the company’s core values every day, […]

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Four can’t-miss workshops in February! Register today!

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

There are still a few seats remaining for each of these dynamic sessions! Personal Marketing Plan and Job-Search Strategies Tuesday, Feb. 18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Develop a job- search marketing plan that will help you in prospecting, networking, interviewing and measuring your productivity, learning what tools to use in the process. Leave this […]

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Employer Series directly connects job-seekers with hiring intelligence

January 17, 2014 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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Microsoft Training Room is open for business

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

We are excited to share that Charlotte Works officially opened our new computer lab on November 12! The Microsoft Training Room now hosts 12 computers with Internet capabilities and a printer. As we continue to design and offer new workshops, the use of technology for experiential learning becomes increasingly important. For example, in our LinkedIn […]

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Healthy on the inside

Charlotte Works Staff

Did you know that Charlotte Works has partnered with Novant Health to offer free monthly blood pressure and diabetes screenings? Did you know that the symptoms of these two illnesses are generally “invisible” to the person who suffers from them? Do you realize that if you’re not feeling good on the inside, you’re probably not […]

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Workshops are our heart and soul: join us in November!

October 19, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

While all the buzz for the last few months has centered on NCWorks Online, the one-stop online resource for job-seekers and employers in North Carolina, we wanted to remind you that the heart and soul of Charlotte Works lies in human interaction: empowerment through the sharing of information, encouragement from your peers, engagement with experts […]

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Broken leg fixes skills enhancement

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Janet Kirkpatrick doesn’t yet know what her next professional opportunity will be, but she knows she’ll be closer to being computer-ready for it whenever it presents itself. Her 33-year career as a registered nurse in the medical intensive care unit and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy ended when she broke her leg in November 2011. “It was […]

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