In-school youth program wraps an action-packed year

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

In 2012, Charlotte Works’ board of directors decided to begin serving in-school youth for the first time in seven years. They wanted to engage youth while still in high school to provide the wrap-around services needed to help them graduate and become career- and/or college-ready. For the past two years, we’ve been providing education and […]

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Pardon our mess as we work to serve you better!

Charlotte Works Staff

Starting in the next couple of weeks, you’ll begin to see some exciting changes and improvements being made at the Charlotte Main and Charlotte South offices of the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS). Some of the upgrades to our staffs and services will include: career coaches to provide one-on-one coaching, full-time resource associates to assist you […]

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Client: Interview skills, one-one-one coaching key to getting hired

June 12, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

When Jeff Lyon lost his contract position with a company last October, he found a very personal reason to focus his job search on healthcare providers. “I am a cancer survivor,” Lyon says. “And I received excellent care from doctors, including those at Novant Health. I knew after experiencing their customer service, I wanted to […]

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Business Relations Group creating a system

Charlotte Works Staff

As an employer, wouldn’t you like a “one-stop shop” to fill certain positions – one number to call, one contact with whom to speak to let multiple agencies know that you have jobs to fill – versus having to make multiple calls? That’s the ultimate goal of the Business Relations Group of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce […]

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It’s a new day in your job search!

Charlotte Works Staff

It has been our privilege and pleasure to serve you at the South Boulevard JobLink! Our last day will be Friday, June 27. Services at this office will be transferred to other locations. Ask your staff contact for details. More services, more locations: Charlotte Works We look forward to continuing to support your job search […]

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Historic bipartisan workforce bill can strengthen system

Charlotte Works Staff

On May 21, Congress introduced the bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If passed, the new law would effectively replace our nation’s existing workforce development laws (the WIA, or Workforce Investment Act of 1998). The new bill focuses on streamlining programs (eliminating 15 of them), standardizes reporting across programs and helps break down administrative […]

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New board chair opines on history, vision and twins

Charlotte Works Staff

Dan Roselli, co-founder of Packard Place, was elected the new chair of the board of Charlotte Works at its April meeting. News @ The Works caught up with him recently to talk history (his and a famous figure from whom he draws inspiration), vision and twins. News @ The Works (N@TW): What’s your title and […]

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Charlotte Works welcomes new team members

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is fortunate to have recently expanded our team of talented workforce professionals to serve you better: Jeff Adams advises clients every day in his role as career coach. He joins us from Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, where he was a career development specialist. Adams brings more than 13 years’ experience in […]

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InnerVision’s SNAP site helps hardest-to-serve populations get back to work

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“So many of the people we serve don’t even think they can make it in the workplace,” says Dr. Cheryl Nicholas, CEO and director of InnerVision. “But they have the desire to work. Human beings feel better when they’re supported, so we create a safety net for individuals’ vocational aspirations.” The 11-year-old organization provides employment […]

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Employers: Grow your business while growing your staff

Charlotte Works Staff

Impact your bottom line while improving the skills of your new hires with an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant! On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grants target business needs by training newly hired employees in skilled positions. Participating Mecklenburg County employers are reimbursed 50 to 90 percent of the salaries ($6,000 to $20,000) of their OJT trainees while these […]

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