Who You Gonna Call? The Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team

June 15, 2017 Chris Miller

Last fall, turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Jacobsen announced that it would combine its Charlotte operations with its specialized vehicles division in Augusta, Ga., resulting in nearly 200 layoffs. After filing a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) through the N.C. Department of Commerce, Jacobsen connected with the Mecklenburg County Rapid Response Team to ease the […]

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Youth Works gets a new name and look

June 1, 2017 Katrina Louis

Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program is now NCWorks NextGen! In an effort to collectively communicate impact, the rebranding now aligns North Carolina’s 23 workforce development boards that serve Title I youth and young adults under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Determining whether young adults are eligible to participate in the NCWorks NextGen program […]

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Career Pathway Conference 2.0 maps strategy for rollout

May 22, 2017 Katrina Louis

North Carolina began the year with a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and a 9.4 percent under-employment rate, slightly higher than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Charlotte Works, we know that whether a job-seeker is unemployed or under-employed, searching for a new job can be frustrating and overwhelming. That’s why […]

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From intern to employee: Israel Garcia-Perez models success of collaboration

April 21, 2017 Katrina Louis

Two years ago, Israel Garcia-Perez sat in a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility ready to begin his first day as an intern in the pre-apprenticeship pathways program. A partnership among Charlotte Works, CATS and the City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), it gives classroom training and hands-on […]

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Get the power of a team behind your job search

February 28, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Job-search teams are back at your local NCWorks Career Centers! Job-search teams are small groups of job-seekers who meet weekly to: network with each other; get resume tips; learn proven strategies for a successful job search; receive expert advice from a team leader; and share feedback about successes, challenges and job opportunities. Statistics show participants […]

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Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

February 27, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

According to the American Community Survey, more than 49,000 veterans reside in Mecklenburg County. Are you looking to hire? These men and women are poised to bring their specialized skills and breadth of experience to your company! Join our NCWorks Career Center team for the first installment of Breakfast with The Works to discuss best […]

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Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg host career expo

February 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Our community partners Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont and Center for Community Transitions will co-host the Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg (RPM) Spring Career Expo on: Wednesday, March 22 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Goodwill Opportunity Campus 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208 [map] Participants must pre-register and attend a one-hour prep class at the Goodwill Opportunity Class. […]

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Delivery & Distribution Solutions – Hiring Event

February 16, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

Delivery & Distribution Solutions (DDS), a full-service delivery and logistics company, is hiring 40 delivery drivers/couriers. Representatives will be accepting applications and interviewing on: Monday, Feb. 20 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. NCWorks Career Center 5601 Executive Center Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212 [map] 704.566.2870 Pay: $10 to $13/hour based on experience. Job-seekers should visit www.ncworks.gov […]

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Charlotte Works and regional partners receive certified career pathway

February 14, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

The Southwest Prosperity Zone — which includes the 10 counties served by Charlotte Works, Centralina and Gaston County workforce development boards — received its advanced manufacturing career pathway certification at the NCWorks Commission quarterly meeting on Feb. 8 in Raleigh. The year-long process addressed criteria outlined by North Carolina’s Department of Commerce such as employer […]

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Career Center closing with aspirations of a new supercenter

December 15, 2016 Katrina Louis

Our NCWorks Career Center at 1401 W. Morehead St. will close effective Jan. 20 and consolidate its services to two existing centers located at 5601 Executive Center Drive in east Charlotte and 7140 Forest Point Blvd. in southwest Charlotte. Currently, the Executive Center and Forest Point locations serve job-seekers residing in nearly 100 zip codes […]

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