Workforce by the Numbers: Social media recruiting changes job-search landscape

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to bring back Workforce by the Numbers, our monthly look at the statistics and data that are shaping the workforce in the Charlotte region.   Gone are the days of cold-calling and filling out paper applications for employers. Just as the Internet revolutionized job-search and hiring processes in the 1990s, social […]

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WIOA Spring Training: Start now for 2016!

Charlotte Works Staff

“Spring training” is a deceptive title: spring training for baseball starts as early as February. And the spring quarter or semester at your local college or university actually begins in January. So although the temperature is warm now, it’s time to think about the winter. Admission deadlines at many institutions are rapidly approaching. Through the […]

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Three members join Charlotte Works’ board of directors

Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works is pleased to announce that Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter has appointed three new members to its board of directors. They are: Roger Collins, technical training specialist and apprenticeship coordinator at Siemens Energy, Inc. He’s responsible for the technical training of more than 1,600 employees at Siemens Energy’s Charlotte facility. Prior to his current […]

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NCWorks Online: There’s an app for that!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Online has gone mobile. Job-seekers can now download an app to connect to job openings, training opportunities and community resources. It’s available for free in both Apple’s AppStore and Google’s PlayStore for Android. Features of the NCWorks Online app include: geo-targeting that displays available jobs based on the user’s current location; multiple methods to search for […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

August 14, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Syreeta Ashford was laid off a year ago as a project manager with Central Parking System/SP Plus Corp., she knew it was only a matter of time before she was presented with another opportunity. In June 2014, after a friend told her about NCWorks Career […]

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Is your extensive experience killing your search?

Charlotte Works Staff

We serve a broad client base representing multiple demographics across gender, race, culture and age. Job-seeking clients come with a variety of barriers to employment, diverse backgrounds and experiences and always looking for that magic bullet to land the job. Questions we’re often asked are: How do I position myself so that an employer can […]

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“Comfortable but challenged:” Volunteer finds support at NCWorks Career Center

Charlotte Works Staff

“No one will do the work for you, but they give you the tools to do the work,” says Jason Ray, volunteer orientation leader and NCWorks Career Center client. “I was pleasantly surprised when I walked through the doors and found out about the various support arms available. I would encourage anyone to come be […]

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Summer is winding down, but NCWorks Career Centers are ramping up!

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out what’s happening at your NCWorks Career Centers the weeks of August 17 and 24! Managing Through Financial Crisis Tuesday, Aug. 18 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 1401 W. Morehead St. (28208) It’s natural to feel anxiety during career transition. Managing your bills with limited or no income can be challenging. In this back-by-popular-demand […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Summer may be winding down, but we’re not! Check out our recent news! Inaugural event opens doors for youth interested in healthcare and technology Last month, nearly 40 Youth Works participants representing MeckEd’s Career Pathways Program and ResCare Workforce Services attended career exploration days at Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) central campus to learn more about healthcare and […]

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It’s a workforce Twitter-fest!

Charlotte Works Staff

If you’re not on Twitter – or on Twitter but not following Charlotte Works – you’re missing out on links to great sources for workforce policy information, job-search tips and advice for employers. Follow us today! (We’re @CharlotteWorks) And check out some of our Tweets from the last month: @CharlotteWorks Aug 13 What do you do […]

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