Manpower finds success at Forest Point Boulevard career center

October 16, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Every Wednesday since this spring, Manpower Talent Acquisition Specialist Angela Ates has been setting up temporary shop in a spare office at the NCWorks Career Center at Forest Point Boulevard. With laptop and latte in hand, she informally interviews between 10 and 40 job-seekers for such positions as welders, mail clerks, warehouse workers, machine operators […]

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Challenges are no match for Youth Works teen

Charlotte Works Staff

If you ask 18-year-old Wendy de Leon Hernandez about her experience in the Youth Works program, she’ll easily answer, “If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I would be.” Now enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College, Hernandez, a “deferred action” youth from Mexico, has faced obstacles, yet remained focused to achieve her goal of […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte region continues to manufacture 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 Charlotte region led North Carolina and the United States in manufacturing job growth over the last five years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics1. Between 2010 and 2015, […]

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Our mistake: Our children’s future

Charlotte Works Staff

On a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu spent some time meeting with a group of youth enrolled in Youth Works programs. It’s amazing, the level of insight and discussion youth people can provide when thoughtful questions are asked. Deputy Secretary Lu’s question that generated the most discussion was, “What could […]

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Are you work ready?

Charlotte Works Staff

Whether you’re a job-seeker or an employer, or have a vested interest in workforce development, you may have heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the push to certify Charlotte as a Work Ready Community. But what exactly are these certifications and how can they work for you? What is the NCRC? In […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

In the immortal words of Luther Vandross, “Ain’t no stoppin’ us now/We’re on the move!” Here’s what’s been happening (and what will be happening!) at your NCWorks Career Centers! U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu visits Charlotte Works U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu capped his Charlotte-based celebration of National Manufacturing Day with a visit […]

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OJT grant changes lives, says recipient

September 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

Employers, how many of your employees could you (would you?) describe as a “blessing?” Potential employees, how many of you would love to be described by your employer that way? That’s how NCWorks clients Andra Summey and Kim Weatherell describe each other. And both credit an On-The-Job Training (OJT) Grant for bringing them together in what […]

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Job-search success: Hard work? Coincidence? In this case, it’s both

Charlotte Works Staff

When clients share their success stories, a common theme is that those who land take full advantage of the variety of resources available at the NCWorks Career Centers. Sometimes, another emerging theme is simply the wonder of coincidence. This story of two clients who’ve recently landed illustrates both.   There’s no bigger life crisis than […]

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

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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