News and notes

News and notes

May 13, 2016 | Charlotte Works Staff

Spring is so on at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out all our exciting news: Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Marinella Hume Casting seeks paid background performers for “Shots Fired,” a 20th Century Fox television show now shooting in Charlotte. Casting crews will be at the NCWorks Career Center at 7140 […]

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Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Twenty-year-old Shavona Mann wears a bright smile, knowing that she’s on track to achieve her goals. She wears that smile knowing the obstacles she’s overcome and the challenges that she continues to face. Her journey shows that anything is possible with focus and a support system. In November, family members encouraged Mann to participate in […]

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New Year’s resolution

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. The first few weeks have seen volatility in world equity markets, and soon we’ll finally see the beginning of the presidential election cycle. We’ve also seen year-end job numbers that seem to defy the global slow-down. As I look closer to home, l see construction cranes […]

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Newest CARE3 site encourages trafficking survivors to dream

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Two million children are sexually exploited worldwide each year, according to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (1). Survivor leader Antonia “Neet” Childs is on a mission to equip girls to leave “the life” of sex trafficking and market their minds instead of their bodies. “Our gifts will keep us out […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We wish you and your families and friends the very happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to celebrating your success in the new year!   Career Centers closed for the holidays Your three NCWorks Career Centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23 through 25, in observance of Christmas. We’ll re-open at 8 […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility for youth

November 12, 2015 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. Harvard University and the University of California – Berkeley published a study in May 2015 examining upward economic mobility for children living in large metropolitan areas. The study used a sample of low-income children […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

There are all kinds of things to be thankful for at your NCWorks Career Centers! (And although it may seem like the “all youth, all the time” version of News and notes, read on! There’s more, we promise!)   Youth introduced to growing project management industry There will be almost 6.2 million U.S. jobs in […]

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Challenges are no match for Youth Works teen

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

If you ask 18-year-old Wendy de Leon Hernandez about her experience in the Youth Works program, she’ll easily answer, “If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I would be.” Now enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College, Hernandez, a “deferred action” youth from Mexico, has faced obstacles, yet remained focused to achieve her goal of […]

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Our mistake: Our children’s future

Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu spent some time meeting with a group of youth enrolled in Youth Works programs. It’s amazing, the level of insight and discussion youth people can provide when thoughtful questions are asked. Deputy Secretary Lu’s question that generated the most discussion was, “What could […]

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News and notes

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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