Congratulations! They’ve landed!

July 18, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Shortly after Todd Huerta came to Charlotte Works last December, he began spending his spare time volunteering as an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) tutor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Four months of volunteer work led to his new, paid role at CPCC as a basic […]

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Employee retention: ignite and unite a stronger, committed workforce

Charlotte Works Staff

In today’s marketplace, employers across sectors are concerned that there’s not an adequate pipeline of critical talent as they struggle to both attract and retain employees and cope with older workers who’ve delayed retirement to keep their nest eggs growing and who’ll exit the workforce soon. At the same time, in the face of stagnant […]

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Get motivated, refine your job-search skills at our July workshops

Charlotte Works Staff

Our July workshops, including two new offerings, feature something for everyone, from job-seekers who are just beginning their searches to the long-term unemployed who are “stuck.” Hooking the Screening Interviewer Tuesday, July 22 2 p.m. — 4 p.m. Your resume caught the attention of an employer. Now you must impress the screening interviewer. In this […]

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Pop some corn! We’re making sectors cool through video

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and the Centralina Workforce Development Board have teamed up with WTVI to produce a series of five videos spotlighting young professionals who work in the hottest in-demand sectors in the region. Each video tells both the personal and professional stories of a young person in the early stages of career development. The workforce development boards and […]

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In-school youth program wraps an action-packed year

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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