“I don’t like to feel like a victim:” WIA client succeeds, wants more

July 17, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Margarita Gonzalez Rocha is a tiny woman with long black hair, a soft voice and a core of steel. Her story may have one of two effects on you: you’ll either want to just find her and hug her, or you may be inspired and motivated enough to start to create your own success story. […]

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If you can’t stand the heat, get into an NCWorks Career Center!

Charlotte Works Staff

Check out these hot workshops the weeks of July 20 and July 27! *NEW* Microsoft 101: Excel Tuesday, July 21 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NCWorks Career Center – 1401 W. Morehead St. Spreadsheets are used across all industries and Excel is the leading spreadsheet tool. Come learn the basics of workbook creation, data entry […]

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Youth pre-apprenticeship program kicks off at CATS

Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, community partners packed a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility to launch a pre-apprenticeship pathways program. Four students who are enrolled in Charlotte Works’ Youth Works program are participating in classroom and hands-on training that includes topics such as transit care, information technology, operations and finance. The 14-month initiative is […]

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A vision for Charlotte’s future

Charlotte Works Staff

Last month, Charlotte Works’ board of directors adopted a new strategic plan to continue the transformation started back in 2011. The three major issues our new plan addresses are economic mobility, system capacity-building and labor market intelligence. As employers struggle to find skilled workers, it’s becoming increasingly clear that a great many of our neighbors […]

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Employer Extra: The benefits of hiring a veteran

Charlotte Works Staff

Hiring veterans is not only good for business, but a smart decision when considering the skills needed to fill current positions in a tight job market. As of late, the job market has become tight due to the uptick of skills gaps in not only technical, but also soft, skills of candidates. As hiring managers […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

It’s been a star-spangled month at your three NCWorks Career Centers! Check out our latest events and news:   Hundreds attend NCWorks job fair   Thirteen employers representing the Charlotte Hornets, Frito-Lay, Time Warner Cable, Verizon Wireless and others spoke to job-seekers about a variety of positions. Career Center staff shared information about the services […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

June 19, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: Garth David knew that leveraging networking opportunities would be a successful strategy during his job search. “Everyone who I came in contact with inside and outside of NCWorks, I saw as a potential employer,” he says. Shortly after being laid off from his position as a director […]

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Youth Works propels high school grad to bigger & better things

Charlotte Works Staff

“All of my professional experience is because of Youth Works. It’s helped me be successful. I owe everything to the program,” says 17-year-old Christian Hukportie, who joined Charlotte Works’ Youth Works in-school youth program during his junior year of high school. Students in Youth Works explore and develop career goals through work-based learning opportunities so they […]

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NCWorks Online, business services team create powerful combo to serve employers

Charlotte Works Staff

Since NCWorks Online debuted as the state of North Carolina’s robust job-search tool for employers and job-seekers in 2013, hundreds of thousands of people in both groups have used the site to post jobs, search jobs, hire and get hired. We thought it would be interesting to take a quick snapshot of how Mecklenburg County […]

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Better together: New Community Partnerships & Programs division aims to build connections

Charlotte Works Staff

The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection. Robin S. Sharma, leadership expert and author   “The new world of work requires workforce development service providers, both locally and regionally, to work together in new and unprecedented ways,” says Charlotte Works President and CEO Steve Partridge. “Charlotte-area residents deserve a system […]

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