Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

Looking to hire veterans? Join us for Breakfast with The Works

February 27, 2017 | Charlotte Works Staff

According to the American Community Survey, more than 49,000 veterans reside in Mecklenburg County. Are you looking to hire? These men and women are poised to bring their specialized skills and breadth of experience to your company! Join our NCWorks Career Center team for the first installment of Breakfast with The Works to discuss best […]

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Veterans learn to navigate a new culture: “The civilian world”

December 18, 2015 Charlotte Works Staff

When I was first asked to write this article, I immediately wanted to share the plethora of lessons learned that I, and many veterans, had drudged through during our “transition:” things like having a process for documenting people you meet and following up with them; creating a three- to six-month transition plan that purposefully drives […]

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Charlotte Bridge Home and Charlotte Works: Newest SNAP site is a partnership “proven to work”

December 19, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Jason Goss has briefed departing troops, combat generals and U.S. presidents. But the Air Force veteran can’t get a job at Burger King because he doesn’t have enough of the right kind of experience to man the fryer. Goss shares this frustrating story on his second visit to Charlotte Bridge Home, where Employment and Education […]

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New veterans rep helps vets make smooth transition

January 17, 2014 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works welcomes Bridgett Wilson, disabled veterans outreach program specialist. She splits her time between the Employer Engagement Center and the Division of Workforce Solutions (DWS) office at 5601 Executive Center Drive. Wilson’s goal is to help all veterans, regardless of disability status, overcome barriers to employment and make a smooth transition to the civilian […]

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Charlotte Works, Charlotte Bridge Home: Serving veterans better

September 13, 2013 Charlotte Works Staff

Charlotte Works has formed an important partnership with Charlotte Bridge Home, a veterans-focused nonprofit that serves honorably discharged service members who reside in Mecklenburg County. Charlotte Bridge Home clients receive support during major life transitions. The organization links veterans to community resources for health, housing, benefits, education and employment. Each client’s individual needs are addressed […]

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