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 Charlotte Works Staff

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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Charlotte Works partners with Strayer University and Joe Gibbs for performance management program

January 30, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

Charlotte Works closes the gap between what employers want and the skills workers have. That also means ensuring career-seekers receive the education and training needed to meet job requirements. Partnerships play a key role in making that happen. We recently announced a partnership with Strayer University and four-time NASCAR, three-time Super Bowl champion head coach […]

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Student finds career pathway and life support thanks to Charlotte Works’ NextGen program

January 29, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

As a student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and a participant in Charlotte Works’ NextGen program at CPCC, Tanisha Harris has discovered her career path despite life’s challenges knocking her down. Harris dropped out of school in seventh grade and started down a path of destruction that included drug use and time spent in […]

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