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 Charlotte Works Staff

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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System Change and Justice, letter from Charlotte Works President/CEO

November 30, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dear Community, As many of us waited in anticipation in the case against Officer Bradley Vinson, the reminders of protests related to the shooting of Keith Scott looms in our minds. Most important, many of us imagine the social and economic disparities that lead to mistrust no matter our desires for justice. As today is a difficult […]

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Charlotte Works announces new President & CEO

September 12, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

After a comprehensive national search, Charlotte Works has appointed Patrick Graham as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective Nov. 1. Graham comes aboard with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience – the last 15 of which have been in Charlotte – spanning workforce development, education and social service programs. Most recently, Graham […]

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Healthy dose of hiring happens at NCWorks Career Center

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“We have specific criteria when we’re looking for candidates,” says Chanterielle Francis, human resources generalist with WESTMED Practice Partners. “They should have a healthcare and/or customer service background to be considered. NCWorks was key in helping identify that talent.” At an April hiring event, Francis and Sharon Adams, human resources liaison to the contact center […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Construction a boom for economy, job-seekers

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.   Dodge Analytics, the leading provider of data analytics for the North American construction industry, predicts that it will grow by six percent in 2016. Currently, approximately 35,154 people are employed in the […]

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A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

Charlotte Works Staff

One of the most useful tools in NCWorks Online for both job-seekers and employers is also one of the most neglected: the background section of an individual’s personal profile. This is the place where you can really set yourself apart from the competition by listing your employment and training; occupational licenses and certificates; employment history; job […]

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Don’t let the fall semester “leaf” you behind!

Charlotte Works Staff

Start the WIOA Classroom Training scholarship grant process today! You may be enjoying the spring’s blue skies and green grass, but you should be thinking about fall’s yellow leaves and crunchy brown grass underfoot, says your NCWorks Career Centers’ team. Just as some high school students are receiving college acceptance letters to start their next […]

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Spring into action with job-search resources at NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops May 16 to 27!   New Light — Criminal Expungements Monday, May 16 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212) [] Attorney Shawna Howard leads this overview of the types of expungements available for individuals with a criminal record. Come learn […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Spring is so on at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out all our exciting news: Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Marinella Hume Casting seeks paid background performers for “Shots Fired,” a 20th Century Fox television show now shooting in Charlotte. Casting crews will be at the NCWorks Career Center at 7140 […]

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