WIA inspires HR professional to stay in field, expand education

November 15, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“I was thinking of changing my career as an employee relations specialist because I was burned out,” says Janice Thompson-Grant. “But the WIA allowed me to get my feet wet in human resources [HR] again. I always wanted to go back and get my master’s degree, but I got so caught up in my job. […]

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Charlotte Works, Convergys, CPCC: A perfect partnership

Charlotte Works Staff

Even before global customer service outsourcer Convergys announced a major expansion at its two Charlotte sites in February of this year, the company knew it would need equally major help in recruiting and training candidates to fill up to 1,600 jobs. Marcia Straub, economic incentives manager at Convergys, reached out to the state of North […]

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Microsoft Training Room is open for business

Charlotte Works Staff

We are excited to share that Charlotte Works officially opened our new computer lab on November 12! The Microsoft Training Room now hosts 12 computers with Internet capabilities and a printer. As we continue to design and offer new workshops, the use of technology for experiential learning becomes increasingly important. For example, in our LinkedIn […]

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Healthy on the inside

Charlotte Works Staff

Did you know that Charlotte Works has partnered with Novant Health to offer free monthly blood pressure and diabetes screenings? Did you know that the symptoms of these two illnesses are generally “invisible” to the person who suffers from them? Do you realize that if you’re not feeling good on the inside, you’re probably not […]

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Charlotte Works is out and about

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a busy few weeks for Charlotte Works! We’ve travelled near and far to share stories about our success with local and state elected officials and national policymakers: On October 28, president and CEO Steve Partridge attended the Charlotte City Council’s dinner meeting to educate council members about our work. He shared information about […]

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It’s Thanksgiving: Here’s a 10-step “recipe” to carving out your career

Charlotte Works Staff

OK, so you’ve been out of work for three to nine months – or more – and you have been/are determined to give it your all to find the role you desire. In this economy, it’s not an easy task, but it is achievable! As a career coach, the most common client statement I’ve heard […]

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Workshops are our heart and soul: join us in November!

October 19, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

While all the buzz for the last few months has centered on NCWorks Online, the one-stop online resource for job-seekers and employers in North Carolina, we wanted to remind you that the heart and soul of Charlotte Works lies in human interaction: empowerment through the sharing of information, encouragement from your peers, engagement with experts […]

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It’s all about the connections

Charlotte Works Staff

“I’m a connector,” says Charlotte Works volunteer Miranda Hairston. “Making a connection is a high point – once I connect, something great has started.” She not only connects with clients during her near-15 hours of weekly volunteering in the Employer Engagement Center, but also with employers and other job-seekers as she moves around the community, […]

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Making sectors cool: check out our updated career paths

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte’s economy is quickly recovering as employers add jobs or move operations to our area. Up until now, Charlotte has enjoyed this rapid job growth due, in part, to our ample supply of qualified workers and the amazing quality of life that we all enjoy. However, our job engine is in danger of slowing if […]

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SNAP partnership aims to lead young refugees to self-sufficiency

Charlotte Works Staff

It started with a story in this newsletter. Omar Parkes, intake specialist with ResCare’s Inspire Youth program, read an article in the May issue about the opening of five new SNAP (Share Network Access Points) sites, Charlotte Works’ community-access locations scattered throughout Mecklenburg County. He reached out to staff at each one of them to share […]

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