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

February 15, 2014 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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Charlotte Works goes to Washington

Charlotte Works Staff

The last week of January proved to be a big one for those of us in the workforce development field. First, a big surprise came during the State of the Union, when President Barack Obama announced he was charging Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to reform our nation’s workforce system. Part of […]

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What’s your personal brand?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether your job-search efforts have been successful or futile, have you considered these questions: How am I going to get prospective employers to see me as the best candidate to meet their needs? How am I going to differentiate myself from the competition? How can I increase my visibility and position myself for success? An […]

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Sectors are cool: Our five interactive career paths are now live!

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

If you’ve not checked out the Charlotte Works website lately, here’s a great reason: our new interactive career paths are now live! The pathways explore the 10-county Charlotte region’s five hottest industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, information technology and supply chain management. Each pathway highlights careers by education level and area of specialization, with job […]

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Attention Mecklenburg County employers

Charlotte Works Staff

Increase your bottom line by improving your employees’ skills with an Incumbent Workforce Development grant (IWDG)! Awards of up to $25,000 are available to boost your employees’ value to your company and help your business compete both regionally and globally. The IWDG program offers competitive retention-solution grants that qualifying businesses can use to address their […]

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Employer Series directly connects job-seekers with hiring intelligence

Charlotte Works Staff

What does Carolinas HealthCare System look for on resumes or applications that signals them to put the candidate at the top of the pile and selected to interview? Does volunteering at the hospital increase a job-seeker’s chance to get noticed? How does the application process work at Novant Healthcare? What do the opportunities for advancement look […]

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New veterans rep helps vets make smooth transition

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works welcomes Bridgett Wilson, disabled veterans outreach program specialist. She splits her time between the Employer Engagement Center and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) office at 5601 Executive Center Drive. Wilson’s goal is to help all veterans, regardless of disability status, overcome barriers to employment and make a smooth transition to the civilian […]

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Employer Extra

Charlotte Works Staff

This month, we introduce Employer Extra, a new quarterly column aimed at providing employers with advice and information to help them find, hire and train the best employees.   Attracting the right candidates: the modern job posting It’s important to understand that a job description is both a recruitment tool and a marketing document. Its outcome […]

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Charlotte Works leads the way in workforce development

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to be a national – and international – leader in workforce development: On Dec. 6, President and CEO Steve Partridge served as a panelist at the ED411 conference in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by The Columbus Region, “ED411 is an annual half-day economic development training session designed to help elected and appointed officials and […]

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