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

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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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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