News and notes

May 16, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a busy month since our last issue and we have lots of news and notes to share: Board elects new officers At its April meeting, Charlotte Works’ board of directors elected new officers. Dan Roselli, Packard Place, will serve as chairman; Toya Allen, Cornerstone on Demand, will serve as vice chairman; and Jerome […]

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Connecting the classroom to careers: Youth Business Connector launches

April 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works launched the Youth Business Connector (YBC), a new free, online tool that connects employers and educators to provide real-world career experiences for students, at a press conference on April 8. Nearly 60 guests packed the large classroom at the Employer Engagement Center to learn about this first and only tool of its kind in […]

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Meeting employer needs: closing the soft-skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Consider these findings from the Closing the Gap: 2012 Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers, conducted by the N.C. Association of Workforce Development Boards: “Communication and Interpersonal Skills represents a primary gap in workplace soft skills. Critical and Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving were also frequently indicated. “Businesses indicated that improved Soft Skills/Personal Effectiveness training […]

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Lowe’s “never stops improving” hiring

Charlotte Works Staff

Lowe’s Home Improvement’s tagline, “Never stop improving,” seems to apply to more than just a new sink, garden swing or any other enhancement to your home: it also pertains to how the company seeks and hires new employees, as the 54 Charlotte Works clients who attended the company’s information session on January 6 as part […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who have recently landed positions! Soledad Alvarado was unemployed for less than three months and credits the “friendly people” at Charlotte Works for helping her find employment quickly. Shortly after she lost her job in January 2014, Alvarado began attending workshops at the Employee Engagement Center and using the […]

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Employer Extra: Show me the money?

Charlotte Works Staff

When hiring new staff members for your growing business, important questions to ask are: What skills do I need? How much experience am I looking for? What about education? In addition, perhaps most importantly, how much should I pay? Setting the right salary is crucial for the growth and success of your business. Pay too […]

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Charlotte Premium Outlets to host job fair

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Premium Outlets, Charlotte’s first outlet mall, will host a job fair on Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (3315 Scott Futrell Dr., Charlotte, NC 28208). Human resources representatives from many of the 100 stores set to open in the 400,000-square-foot center will be present. Collectively, […]

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OJT grant engineers success for job-seeker, employer

March 14, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Albeiro Loaiza chased his dream of freedom to America from Colombia in 2002. “I believe in freedom,” he says, “and I think America, for me, is the best country in the world to provide freedom for me and for my kids.” His children, now 22 and 24, graduated from UNC Charlotte (on the same day) […]

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Find personal and professional success at our March workshops

Charlotte Works Staff

Space is filling quickly at our popular workshops, including our brand new session on making sense of your credit score and the next entry in our Employer Series: On-The-Job Training Grants Orientation Thursday, March 20 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Were you laid off from a Mecklenburg County employer? Have you received Unemployment Insurance benefits […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve landed positions since the start of 2014: Mark Black serves as an information security incident analyst with Vanguard (a contract position through Randstad); he started around Feb. 17. Black and his family moved to Charlotte from Virginia Beach, Va., in April 2013 when he accepted a position with […]

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