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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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

Charlotte Works Staff

NCWorks Charlotte congratulates the following clients who’ve recently landed: Tameran Davenport knew that she needed accountability to redirect her career path from relationship management to business analytics, and she grew hopeful when that accountability materialized through the staff at NCWorks Career Centers. Last summer, Davenport was part of significant layoffs from a local financial institution. […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

There are all kinds of things to be thankful for at your NCWorks Career Centers! (And although it may seem like the “all youth, all the time” version of News and notes, read on! There’s more, we promise!)   Youth introduced to growing project management industry There will be almost 6.2 million U.S. jobs in […]

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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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