Youth focuses on college dreams to overcome obstacles

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Twenty-year-old Shavona Mann wears a bright smile, knowing that she’s on track to achieve her goals. She wears that smile knowing the obstacles she’s overcome and the challenges that she continues to face. Her journey shows that anything is possible with focus and a support system. In November, family members encouraged Mann to participate in […]

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CRC leads to landing

Charlotte Works Staff

Oscar Spaulding wanted to leave no stone unturned in his job search. After being laid off from his account manager position with a pharmaceutical distribution firm in 2012, he visited NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead Street (WMS) the following day. “If you’re laid off, you have no control over that. I didn’t expect it,” he […]

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Volunteering can get you engaged, empowered, employed

Charlotte Works Staff

There are really three top reasons why job-seekers should volunteer, and they align nicely with Charlotte Works’s tag line: Engaged | Empowered | Employed. A government study by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that promotes volunteerism, tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 and found that those […]

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Library partnership increases options for job-seekers

Charlotte Works Staff

Nearly 44,000 job-seekers visited one of NCWorks’ CARE3 (Community Access to Resources that Engage, Empower and Employ) sites during the 2014-15 program year. More than half of those visits were to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Main, Sugar Creek and Steele Creek branches. The library partnership began in 2011 and was a natural fit. “There was already a […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte Works expands data, labor market research efforts

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.   Those in workforce development (local government, education and nonprofit leaders) have a need for accurate and current data for decision-making. And research is a major component of Charlotte Works’s 2015 Strategic Plan […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out all the great things that have happened and are happening at your NCWorks Career Centers in Charlotte! Charlotte Works benefits from new book on the American workforce Two Charlotte Works clients have been profiled in a new book about working, “The American Workday: Tales of life and work in the United States today.” […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and your NCWorks Career Centers congratulate the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Jodie Anderson left her accountant job at a printing business last summer, she thought it would be no time before she landed her next opportunity. “I thought I knew everything. I really didn’t think my job search would be that […]

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Meet Interim President & CEO Danielle Frazier

Charlotte Works Staff

It brings me great pleasure to introduce myself as interim president and CEO of Charlotte Works. This is truly a humbling experience and I look forward to serving in this capacity. I’ve worked in workforce development for more than 17 years, eight of which have been with this organization in various roles including operations, program […]

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

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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