Labor Market Review

Labor Market Review

August 6, 2018 | Alyssa Brown

Charlotte Works’ Labor Market Review is a summary of Mecklenburg County’s labor market describing work and labor force trends, including most common occupations posted for, top employers hiring, and unemployment statistics. The report lists the top occupations, credentials, and skills in demand for each of Charlotte’s biggest industries for the first six months in 2018. […]

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Young Adults Reach for the Stars to Increase their Economic Mobility

July 31, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

  About a dozen young adults from the NextGen program from Central Piedmont Community College and ResCare Workforce Services participated in WTVI PBS Charlotte’s 3-D Project program. Next Gen is a Charlotte Works program that helps young adults (ages 16 to 24) facing employment barriers to gain work experience, enter the job market, complete educational […]

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Unemployment is low, except for Charlotte’s Youth

July 17, 2018 Alyssa Brown

As Mecklenburg County reaches its lowest unemployment rate in years, many businesses are  struggling with a labor shortage and job-seekers are finding a wealth of job opportunities. Nationally, this has decreased overall, as well as for minority populations including women, black, and Hispanic job-seekers. For one group, unemployment remains much higher than average. Youth between […]

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Healthcare Training Opportunities Fuel Career Seeker’s Passion for Nursing

July 16, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

A passion for taking care of others led Tanira Kingsberry to take her career a step further in the healthcare industry. Working as a dietary aide and getting to know the patients as well as the nurses peaked her interest in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) to help her reach her ultimate goal of […]

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What STEM Careers are Key to Improving Economic Mobility in Charlotte?

July 3, 2018 Alyssa Brown

   As the Charlotte community works to improve its ranking in economic opportunity, a vital focus has become education and career readiness. Leading on Opportunity,  the organization established to implement strategies to improve economic mobility, outlines several recommendations centered around providing students with access to high quality education, career pathway guidance, and work-based learning opportunities. Jobs […]

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For Road to Hire, work-based learning is more than cutting a check

June 5, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

  Trying to decide what to do with life after high school can be daunting. The Road to Hire program works to ease that decision while also breaking economic mobility barriers in the Charlotte area. The team believes that motivated young adults should have an equal opportunity to develop professional skills and move up the […]

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WHERE INDUSTRY SPECIFIC JOBS ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE CHARLOTTE AREA

May 8, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Charlotte is well known for several industries including finance, manufacturing, and transportation.  Have you ever wondered where these types of jobs in these fields are typically found in the Charlotte area? As a part of Charlotte Works’ Careers4All initiative, we are focusing on the zip codes with the highest unemployment rates in Mecklenburg County. For a […]

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Charlotte Works launches construction sector partnership

April 12, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Through conversations with industry leaders, we recognize that the construction sector is rapidly changing. In response to ongoing challenges and opportunities within the industry, Charlotte Works is launching the Charlotte Region Construction Sector Partnership. Joining with industry titans including WB Moore and Turner Construction, as well as community leaders such as Goodwill Industries of the […]

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Charlotte Works enhances training provider program to improve economic mobility

April 5, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Through funding provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Charlotte Works provides scholarships for vocational training to those with barriers to employment. Each year, we grant approximately 300 scholarships to individuals who may need certification to start their careers, advance in their fields or change careers altogether. Providing these scholarships are a key […]

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Career-seeker proves there’s more than one way to success

March 20, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

Anthany Watson spent nine years in his upper management human resources position when things came to a screeching halt. After the unexpected change in plans, Watson visited the local NCWorks Career Center* seeking help and says it’s the best thing he could have done. Attending multiple training programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) helped […]

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