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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GM Financial “drives” a great information session

Charlotte Works Staff

Have you dreamed of working for a company that is voted one of the “Best Places to Work” by readers of the Charlotte Business Journal, or wins a Sloan Award for Excellence in the Workplace for Effectiveness and Flexibility? A company doesn’t earn those accolades easily unless employees live the company’s core values every day, […]

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NCWorks Online goes offline to bring you enhancements

Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes distance really does make the heart grow fonder. The state of North Carolina hopes that an upcoming weekend shut-down of its nearly year-old NCWorks Online system and resulting re-boot with enhancements will gladden the hearts of job-seekers and employers alike. NCWorks Online will go offline on Friday, March 21, at 5 p.m. and remain […]

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The 10 Commandments of Job Search

Charlotte Works Staff

Reprinted with permission from ITintheD.org.   We gave you The Ten Commandments of Networking. We even gave you The Seven Deadly Sins of Networking. After using those as the foundation for our speaking engagements over the last few years, we noticed that it was time to change things up a bit. Oh sure, networking is […]

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Get your job fair on!

February 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re in the market for a new job, the next few weeks offer multiple opportunities for you to get face-to-face with hiring managers and other company representatives to pitch yourself for open positions. Here are the details on four upcoming job fairs: The Mayor’s Job Fair: Saturday, Feb. 22 The Mayor’s Job Fair will […]

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2013 Outstanding SNAP Site of the Year: Grace-Mar Services, Inc. is taking the lead

February 15, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

“I interviewed with several nonprofits and no one would give me a job,” says Kenny Smith, president and founder of Grace-Mar Services, Inc., describing the organization’s beginnings. “So I said to my wife, ‘I’ll start my own.’” A career as a top sales professional with GE Capital, American Express and Wells Fargo didn’t allow Smith […]

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Four can’t-miss workshops in February! Register today!

Charlotte Works Staff

There are still a few seats remaining for each of these dynamic sessions! Personal Marketing Plan and Job-Search Strategies Tuesday, Feb. 18 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Develop a job- search marketing plan that will help you in prospecting, networking, interviewing and measuring your productivity, learning what tools to use in the process. Leave this […]

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Volunteer strengthens networking skills at Charlotte Works

Charlotte Works Staff

“Networking is not one of my strong suits,” says Marcus White. “I’m more of an introvert. Being here has increased my ability to reach out, because what I’ve learned is that you never know how one conversation might lead you to another conversation that might lead you somewhere.” And since becoming a volunteer in Charlotte […]

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