Understanding the “Living Wage”

Understanding the “Living Wage”

March 28, 2019 | Alyssa Brown

The Living Wage has sparked intense debate as national conversations around wage growth show that while the economy has soared since the recession, worker’s wages have not[1]. The minimum wage of $7.25 per hour has not increased since 2009[2], although the cost of living has gone up by 18% since then[3]. You have likely heard […]

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Charlotte Works Names Shemia Williams Director of Programs

March 26, 2019 Shameika Rhymes

Shemia Williams, workforce development advocate, has been named Director of Programs for Charlotte Works effective February 2019. The role was previously held by new Chief Operating Officer, Anna London. Charlotte Works, Mecklenburg County’s workforce development board, ensures the growing region has a skilled workforce that meets current and future needs of employers through collaborations and […]

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Labor Market Review 2018

February 28, 2019 Charlotte Works Staff

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 in 2018. Our Labor […]

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DACA Student Seizes Opportunity for Pre-Apprenticeship Program and Full CPCC Scholarship

February 18, 2019 Shameika Rhymes

Deciding on a career pathway before graduating high school can be one of the greatest challenges in the minds of high school seniors. MeckEd student Aaron Nguyen graduated from Independence High School in 2018, but before he walked across the stage, he was already set on his career goal; to become an auto mechanic. “It […]

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Charlotte Works Names Anna London as Chief Operating Officer

November 30, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

Anna London, workforce champion and advocate for individuals in need, has been named Chief Operating Officer for Charlotte Works effective immediately. The role was previously held by new CEO and President, Danielle Frazier. Charlotte Works, Mecklenburg County’s workforce development board, ensures the growing region has a skilled workforce that meets the current and future needs […]

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Hiring Strategies in a Tight Labor Market

November 27, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The national unemployment rate is at an historic low  indicating a booming economy and ample employment opportunities. For those seeking a job, this is great news. Unfortunately for employers, low unemployment translates into a tight labor market making it increasingly difficult to find and hire workers for their open positions. According to the 2018 Employer Needs Study […]

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Danielle Frazier To Lead Charlotte Works

October 23, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

  Danielle Frazier, a longtime leader in workforce development, will take the role of President & Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Works, effective immediately. Charlotte Works, Mecklenburg County’s workforce development board, endeavors to ensure the growing Charlotte region has a skilled workforce to meet the current and future needs of employers through collaborations with business, […]

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MeckEd Student Khamiah Alderman is an Outstanding Teen

October 16, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

The average high school teens are worried about their immediate future, but Vance High School student Khamiah Alderman is looking down the road past college and medical school. Despite facing obstacles, Khamiah is working hard to achieve her dreams.  From holding over a 4.0 GPA, volunteering at places like Promising Pages, to participating in school […]

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What does the skills gap really mean for Charlotte career seekers?

August 27, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Employers across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to find job candidates that have the right skills for employment.  In the Charlotte area, industries such as manufacturing and construction are struggling to find workers who have even basic production skills. Despite the industry’s strong projected growth in Charlotte, the hospitality sector is also experiencing […]

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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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