Careers4All: College or No College Philosophies are Dream Killers

Careers4All: College or No College Philosophies are Dream Killers

December 15, 2017 | Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 10 Skilled labor shortages and increased demand for talent are growing; resulting in a struggle for leadership within our workforce and educational development systems to identify innovative ways to meet industry demands. At the same time, growing gaps in wealth between social classes and […]

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Workforce leader invests $4.2 million to address economic segregation

November 13, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

  Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Works announces #Careers4All community campaign that lays out strategies targeting those left out of Charlotte’s major economic development and infrastructure projects. Focusing on unemployed and under-employed residents, Charlotte Works will invest $4.2 million in workforce development during the 2017 program year and expand availability of training scholarships to moderate-income families […]

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Charlotte Works and partners host job fair with nearly 500 positions

November 9, 2017 Shameika Rhymes

Charlotte Works’ career centers, in partnership with N.C. Department of Commerce’s Veterans Services, hosted the biannual Veterans, Family and Friends job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Opportunity Campus. About 265 job-seekers attended the three-hour event that featured a special hour exclusively for veterans and family before opening to […]

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[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

July 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE GROWING YOUR STAFF! As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good workers. Often, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. This is where the On-The-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement grants can help. Manufacturers in […]

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Program Coordinator position available

July 11, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking a full-time Program Coordinator with knowledge of program management and development procedures for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills training to an […]

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Software Developer career spotlight

Charlotte Works Staff

Software Developer positions were the most posted job in 2016. Interested in this high-growth career? Learn what employers are looking for and sought after skills for software developers. Click here to view.

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Master Trainer positions available

July 10, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking two part-time Master Trainers with experience in teaching curriculum and presenting material to diverse groups for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills […]

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Labor market trends highlighted at economic research conference

June 21, 2017 Alyssa Brown

Each year, C2ER (Council for Community and Economic Research) attracts economic researchers, labor market analysts and other professionals together to discuss best practices in economic and workforce development. We attended this year’s conference in Denver, Co., themed “GenShift,” which analyzed the changing workforce as Millennials and Generation Z become the driving economic force. Keynote panelists […]

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Connect with local employers at July job fair!

June 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re hosting a job fair featuring 15 employers representing local corporations who are ready to hire, including Frito-Lay, Novant Health, Smithfield Foods, Northwestern Mutual, AAA Carolinas, CATS, WestRock, Mauser and more. Part-time and full-time positions ranging from entry-level to specialized experience. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY for trucking school graduates to meet distribution companies hiring drivers with no […]

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Who You Gonna Call? The Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team

June 15, 2017 Chris Miller

Last fall, turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Jacobsen announced that it would combine its Charlotte operations with its specialized vehicles division in Augusta, Ga., resulting in nearly 200 layoffs. After filing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) through the N.C. Department of Commerce, Jacobsen connected with the Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team to ease the […]

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