Training scholarship offers first step to economic mobility for second chance career-seeker

January 22, 2018 Shameika Rhymes

For 55-year-old Nancy Waterman, giving up was not an option. From divorce to a stint in jail to living in her car, Waterman knew that to put her life back on track she would have to ask for help. She wanted to be able to put a roof over her head and provide herself with […]

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What jobs are at risk of automation in Charlotte?

January 18, 2018 Alyssa Brown

Automation is a hot topic as robots and technology evolve to fulfill everyday tasks. Society frequently associates automation with manufacturing-related jobs, and rightly so. Most assembly line positions have been replaced by machines that place products and parts on a conveyor belt to move across a factory. Though this is the most common example of […]

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Who is and who isn’t in Charlotte’s labor force

January 16, 2018 Alyssa Brown

The infographic below will help you understand the components of Mecklenburg County’s labor force, which has an approximately 72 percent participation rate. It shows 100 people, with each person representing approximately 8,350 people, or one percent of the County’s civilian population aged 16 and over. Sources: NC Department of Commerce, American Community Survey, 2012-2016 Estimates

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Careers4All: College or No College Philosophies are Dream Killers

December 15, 2017 Dr. Patrick C. Graham

In The Know: Updates from the President’s Desk Vol. 1, Issue 10 Skilled labor shortages and increased demand for talent are growing; resulting in a struggle for leadership within our workforce and educational development systems to identify innovative ways to meet industry demands. At the same time, growing gaps in wealth between social classes and […]

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Workforce leader invests $4.2 million to address economic segregation

November 13, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

  Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte Works announces #Careers4All community campaign that lays out strategies targeting those left out of Charlotte’s major economic development and infrastructure projects. Focusing on unemployed and under-employed residents, Charlotte Works will invest $4.2 million in workforce development during the 2017 program year and expand availability of training scholarships to moderate-income families […]

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Charlotte Works and partners host job fair with nearly 500 positions

November 9, 2017 Shameika Rhymes

Charlotte Works’ career centers, in partnership with N.C. Department of Commerce’s Veterans Services, hosted the biannual Veterans, Family and Friends job fair on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont’s Opportunity Campus. About 265 job-seekers attended the three-hour event that featured a special hour exclusively for veterans and family before opening to […]

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[POSTPONED] On-The-Job Training Funds Available for Manufacturing

July 20, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WHILE GROWING YOUR STAFF! As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training good workers. Often, candidates have the right combination of enthusiasm and intelligence but lack the specific skills needed for the job. This is where the On-The-Job Training (OJT) reimbursement grants can help. Manufacturers in […]

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Program Coordinator position available

July 11, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking a full-time Program Coordinator with knowledge of program management and development procedures for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills training to an […]

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Software Developer career spotlight

Charlotte Works Staff

Software Developer positions were the most posted job in 2016. Interested in this high-growth career? Learn what employers are looking for and sought after skills for software developers. Click here to view.

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Master Trainer positions available

July 10, 2017 Charlotte Works Staff

We’re seeking two part-time Master Trainers with experience in teaching curriculum and presenting material to diverse groups for a short-term, high impact project with the goal of better equipping job seekers with important soft skills needed in today’s workplace. We’re taking the lead in implementing a statewide Working Smart curriculum to allow access to soft-skills […]

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