Engineering firm Perigon “makes new footprints in the sand” with training grant

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Imagine walking into a room to find a virtual chemical manufacturing plant projected onto a big screen. Imagine you’re the operator of such a plant. Imagine walking through your virtual plant, noting that if a fairly large pipe carrying a hot liquid remains where it’s currently placed, you and your colleagues will smack your heads […]

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Mistakes are good, says mock interview coach

Charlotte Works Staff

One of cleaning-products company Method’s cultural values is the value of mistakes: “We consider mistakes little messes we can learn from; nothing that can’t be cleaned up and made better.” This could very well be one of NCWorks Volunteer Andrea Campbell’s cultural values, too. The mock interview coach says of her experience with clients at […]

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Millennials want to benefit from workforce changes

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers today are adjusting to the changing face of the workforce. With many baby boomers retired or nearing retirement age, they’re making way for millennials, whose workplace values and interests are vastly different than those of previous generations. In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. According to the Pew Research […]

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Strategic plan takes shape in first half of year

Charlotte Works Staff

As Charlotte Works approaches the second half of the program year, it’s important to take stock of our strategic plan and our progress toward its goals. In June 2015, former President and CEO Steve Partridge launched the strategic plan with a discussion of its areas of focus to positively affect the workforce and the community. Since […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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Employer Extra: New year, new tools to make your hiring easier

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s a new year, and everyone – job-seekers and employers alike – are dusting off resumes and cover letters, job descriptions, hiring plans and timelines, etc. As an employer, you have a wealth of resources available to ease the pain of the hiring process. We wanted to share two particular ones with you: a new […]

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Targeting your resume proves you’re the best fit for the position

Charlotte Works Staff

Employers absolutely need to know that the candidate they choose for a job is the best fit, which they do by confirming that his or her past accomplishments and current skill set fall in line with the important day-to-day tasks and overarching goals of the position. If you write a generic resume that doesn’t take […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte economy projected to grow in 2016

Charlotte Works Staff

Workforce by the Numbers is our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   It comes as no surprise to Charlotte residents that the city and the surrounding areas are experiencing a period of tremendous growth: a picture of the Charlotte skyline from even 15 years […]

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New Year’s resolution

Charlotte Works Staff

2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. The first few weeks have seen volatility in world equity markets, and soon we’ll finally see the beginning of the presidential election cycle. We’ve also seen year-end job numbers that seem to defy the global slow-down. As I look closer to home, l see construction cranes […]

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January is packed with workshops for a successful job search!

Charlotte Works Staff

  Visit NCWorks Career Centers for new and back-by-popular demand workshops held now through the end of the month! Calendar Note: Your NCWorks Career Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Please schedule your visits accordingly.   *NEW* Power Prep Series: Shine Your Way to the […]

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