Driven to work

July 14, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a lot more to truck driving than turning the wheel,” says Jon-Paul Jones, company driver with Schneider National in Charlotte. “If you don’t have your math down, or don’t know how to read a map, you’ll never make it.” Jones has been driving OTR (over the road) for Schneider since earning his commercial driver’s […]

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July workshops focus on diverse topics

Charlotte Works Staff

We have some exciting new workshops scheduled for later this month! Check out these offerings and register to attend from your Charlotte Works profile. If you’re not a Charlotte Works client, create your profile, register to attend an orientation and then sign up! Hooking the Screening Interviewer: Winning the Opportunity to Compete for the Job […]

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New in-school program aims to engage more youth, fill talent pipeline

Charlotte Works Staff

“We have to begin to close the skills gap with youth, because it’s not going happen with our seasoned workers alone,” says Youth Works Director Danielle Frazier to describe the overall goal of the initiative’s new in-school program, set to launch with the 2013 – 2014 school year. “It’s about getting youth to see the […]

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Charlotte Works’ president & CEO testifies for WIA reauthorization

Charlotte Works Staff

Steve Partridge, president & CEO, testified at a full hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (H.E.L.P.) on June 20. The hearing, titled “Developing a Skilled Workforce for a Competitive Economy: Reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act,” explored bi-partisan reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Partridge noted that local workforce […]

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Charlotte takes bold step to close skills gap

Charlotte Works Staff

Although the arrival of GIZ didn’t make much of a splash in Charlotte’s local media, back in Germany the news of GIZ’s first U.S. office made front-page news across the nation. GIZ, or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is the nonprofit arm of the German government that will be working with community colleges, workforce […]

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Second youth intern joins staff for summer work experience

Charlotte Works Staff

Destiny Black, a recent graduate of Garinger High School, has joined Diamond Grier as a summer youth intern at Charlotte Works. She comes to us from the Urban League’s LYTE (Linking Youth to Technology Through Education) program. Black will engage in a combination of observation and actual work, including attending orientations, workshops and meetings of […]

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We’re hot, hot, hot in the media!

July 12, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works continues to garner positive media coverage: The Charlotte Observer included Charlotte Works in “Groups that work with the unemployed expect an influx of people looking for help,” an article that explored the anticipated effects of the loss of federal extended unemployment benefits for thousands of Mecklenburg County residents (June 22). News 14 Carolina […]

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Happy Birthday, Charlotte Works!

June 11, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

It’s difficult to believe we launched the new Charlotte Works brand only one year ago! In the past year, we’re on track to have hosted over 60,000 visits to our two centers and our 30 SNAP sites. A year ago, when I was at meetings, I had to spend a great deal of time educating […]

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Bonded Logistics “Excels” at providing training

Charlotte Works Staff

Like many companies, Bonded Logistics has reduced its training budget in the past few years. But when the third-party warehousing management and contract packaging company upgraded to Windows 2010 earlier this year, executives knew they needed to help employees get up to speed on the new operating system. “We were having a conversation with a […]

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We love our volunteers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works feted its valued volunteers at festivities held in May. On May 2, President & CEO Steve Partridge hosted a President’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon for 13 volunteers, some of whom have served more than three years, dating back to the ProNet days and continuing on with Charlotte Works. These top-tier volunteers were honored for […]

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