Attention Mecklenburg County employers

January 17, 2014 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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Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

The holidays are often a time for reflection and thanksgiving. Charlotte, as a growing community, has much to be thankful for. The partnerships, volunteers, businesses and staff at Charlotte Works work year-round to ensure that job-seekers who want to return to work or improve their career opportunities have the tools to be successful. According to […]

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Engineering hiring success

Charlotte Works Staff

When German-based automation equipment-maker Grohmann Engineering opened its first U.S. hub in Charlotte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Technologies, Lothar Thommes reached out to Charlotte Works for help in staffing up. “Lothar greased the skids for me when I was hired to grow the business here,” says Rick Blunk, key account manager. “I used Charlotte […]

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WIA Classroom, On-The-Job training “a great marriage”

Charlotte Works Staff

MJ Quilter took advantage of (almost) every service Charlotte Works offers in her seven-month job search. “I became unemployed in January 2013. I went to Charlotte Works for three solid months and took every class offered,” she says. “It was uplifting when I was in a down time. It not only gave me additional tools […]

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Degrees of success

Charlotte Works Staff

Sometimes education can be too much of a good thing. Just ask Dynisha Faust, who, with two master’s degrees, found herself in the strange position of being both over- and under-qualified for positions in her field of information technology (IT). “In IT, they prefer you to have certifications, advanced technical skills and hands-on experience instead […]

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New web portal connects youth, businesses

Charlotte Works Staff

Many reports and studies show that the skills gap is increasing at a rapid pace. Thousands of positions go unfilled every day because of the lack of a skilled workforce. Education requirements are also on the rise. A high school diploma alone may no longer lead to a successful, sustainable career. Educating our youth about […]

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