From intern to employee: Israel Garcia-Perez models success of collaboration

From intern to employee: Israel Garcia-Perez models success of collaboration

April 21, 2017 | Katrina Louis

Two years ago, Israel Garcia-Perez sat in a training classroom at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) maintenance facility ready to begin his first day as an intern in the pre-apprenticeship pathways program. A partnership among Charlotte Works, CATS and the City of Charlotte’s Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP), it gives classroom training and hands-on […]

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CRC leads to landing

March 18, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Oscar Spaulding wanted to leave no stone unturned in his job search. After being laid off from his account manager position with a pharmaceutical distribution firm in 2012, he visited NCWorks Career Center – W. Morehead Street (WMS) the following day. “If you’re laid off, you have no control over that. I didn’t expect it,” he […]

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Congratulations! They’ve landed!

February 19, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works and your NCWorks Career Centers congratulate the following clients who’ve recently landed: When Jodie Anderson left her accountant job at a printing business last summer, she thought it would be no time before she landed her next opportunity. “I thought I knew everything. I really didn’t think my job search would be that […]

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Networking, Charlotte Bridge Home help vet land new career

January 16, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

Dino Dizdarevic used to be a Navy logistician and a small business owner. Now he’s a master networker. At the end of the month, he’ll be a Wells Fargo home mortgage consultant. His personal drive and Paul Bill, veteran employment and education specialist at Charlotte Works’ partner Charlotte Bridge Home, are what tie his past, […]

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

December 18, 2015 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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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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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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Job-search success: Hard work? Coincidence? In this case, it’s both

September 18, 2015 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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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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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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