Holiday wishes from Charlotte Works

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Hope is one of the most powerful tools a community can use to bring prosperity to all residents. Yet, rather than promote this tool, we are bombarded each day with messages of fear that sap our hope and divide our community. Not so long ago, we, as a nation, believed that anything was possible and […]

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Chance parking lot encounter, OJT program link job-seeker and employer

Charlotte Works Staff

Timothy Longmire had been unemployed for about six months when he pulled up next to David Roman’s truck in the parking lot of the South Boulevard Lowe’s Home Improvement store. He was just on a personal errand, but saw Roman’s heating and air conditioning tools in the back of the truck. So he pulled out […]

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Veterans learn to navigate a new culture: “The civilian world”

Charlotte Works Staff

When I was first asked to write this article, I immediately wanted to share the plethora of lessons learned that I, and many veterans, had drudged through during our “transition:” things like having a process for documenting people you meet and following up with them; creating a three- to six-month transition plan that purposefully drives […]

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Newest CARE3 site encourages trafficking survivors to dream

Charlotte Works Staff

Two million children are sexually exploited worldwide each year, according to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (1). Survivor leader Antonia “Neet” Childs is on a mission to equip girls to leave “the life” of sex trafficking and market their minds instead of their bodies. “Our gifts will keep us out […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Predicting 2016’s hot jobs

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.   The New Year brings with it new opportunities for job-seekers in the Charlotte area. The following list contains the jobs with the most anticipated growth in the greater Charlotte area for 2016 […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

We wish you and your families and friends the very happiest of holiday seasons and look forward to celebrating your success in the new year!   Career Centers closed for the holidays Your three NCWorks Career Centers will be closed Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 23 through 25, in observance of Christmas. We’ll re-open at 8 […]

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Job-seeker writes her own success story

November 12, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Latoya Green embodies the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The mother of two battled a substance addiction and homelessness before reaching out to community partners who could help her once she decided to help herself. Green describes how her life “began to spiral out of control” after she left her payroll processing […]

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Job-seeker tips: Time for a resume refresher?

Charlotte Works Staff

When did you last look at your resume? We mean really look at it? If it’s been a while, or if you’re gearing up your job search for holiday season (and remember, this is a great time to look for work!), here are some quick tips and resources to refresh the most important document in your […]

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Learning to teach, teaching to learn

Charlotte Works Staff

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn. Latin Proverb Lisa McMillan has a passion for education and a love of learning. And she uses both to benefit both the clients she serves as a resume coach at the NCWorks Career Center at W. Morehead Street and herself. A volunteer since May, McMillan […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte leaders working to improve economic mobility for youth

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. Harvard University and the University of California – Berkeley published a study in May 2015 examining upward economic mobility for children living in large metropolitan areas. The study used a sample of low-income children […]

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