Charlotte Works launches construction sector partnership

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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Charlotte Works’ Career Ladders: What they are and how to use them

March 8, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The 2018 career ladders are here! Career ladders are a popular tool we’ve designed as a resource for career navigation; a visual representation of possible pathways for upward career growth. Each ladder consists of a group of closely related jobs that depict a path from entry-level occupations to those that require advanced skills or education. […]

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Local Rapid Response team steps in for workers facing layoffs

February 22, 2018 Katrina Louis

After Aon Hewitt, a consulting and human resources outsourcing firm, announced that it would be permanently closing its Retiree Health Solutions Sales and Services Center in Charlotte, the Rapid Response team at our NCWorks Career Center stepped in to coordinate resources for roughly 70 full-time customer service representatives affected. An information session was held where […]

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The Diaspora of the Segregated: How separate and unequal hurt the talent pipeline

February 21, 2018 Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 11 We’ve created a diaspora of the displaced and segregated that has serious consequences for the development of our talent pipeline. Segregation in Mecklenburg County, as in other parts of America, suffocates large portions of our talent pipeline by alienating individuals into areas of […]

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Charlotte Works Board Member Roger Collins Talks Apprenticeships

February 16, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

In his role as a technical training manager for Siemens, Charlotte Works board member Roger Collins is responsible for coordinating the apprenticeship program and all technical training aspects at the facility. He’s no stranger to putting in the work as an apprentice, since he started his own career pathway that way. We spoke with Collins […]

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Digital access is critical for Charlotte’s residents and its workforce system

February 15, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Access to broadband internet is something we often take for granted. We rely so heavily on the internet at work, home and shopping that most of the population would consider it a necessity to live. But did you know that 13.2 percent of people in the Charlotte area live in neighborhoods with low or no […]

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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 […]

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Housing affordability and workforce in Charlotte

February 1, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Charlotte Works’ Community Poverty Indicators map shares data about poverty across Mecklenburg County based on zip codes. We’re highlighting each of the indicators to show the workforce implications. Housing affordability refers to areas where housing is affordable and/or unaffordable in Mecklenburg County. Affordability is determined by whether the median monthly income is higher than the […]

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