A complete NCWorks Online profile helps job-seekers and employers alike

May 13, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

One of the most useful tools in NCWorks Online for both job-seekers and employers is also one of the most neglected: the background section of an individual’s personal profile. This is the place where you can really set yourself apart from the competition by listing your employment and training; occupational licenses and certificates; employment history; job […]

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Don’t let the fall semester “leaf” you behind!

Charlotte Works Staff

Start the WIOA Classroom Training scholarship grant process today! You may be enjoying the spring’s blue skies and green grass, but you should be thinking about fall’s yellow leaves and crunchy brown grass underfoot, says your NCWorks Career Centers’ team. Just as some high school students are receiving college acceptance letters to start their next […]

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Spring into action with job-search resources at NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Discover a career path or sharpen your skills during these workshops May 16 to 27!   New Light — Criminal Expungements Monday, May 16 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5601 Executive Center Dr. (28212) [] Attorney Shawna Howard leads this overview of the types of expungements available for individuals with a criminal record. Come learn […]

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News and notes

Charlotte Works Staff

Spring is so on at your NCWorks Career Centers! Check out all our exciting news: Have you ever wanted to be a movie star? Marinella Hume Casting seeks paid background performers for “Shots Fired,” a 20th Century Fox television show now shooting in Charlotte. Casting crews will be at the NCWorks Career Center at 7140 […]

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Motivated to learn and land

April 15, 2016 Charlotte Works Staff

“There’s a stigma to being on unemployment and receiving any type of benefits and being ‘lazy,’” notes Dennis Chisholm. “I’d rather receive an education than unemployment benefits any day.” And it’s just this inspired and motivated attitude that led NCWorks Career Center staff to deem Chisholm “the perfect candidate” to receive that education through the […]

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Workforce by the Numbers: Charlotte’s fintech sector is sizzling

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.   IT is hot The technology sector is growing rapidly, spurred by the needs of major firms to meet their data needs and develop solutions and software to meet the demands they face. […]

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Employer Extra: May is Small Business Month

Charlotte Works Staff

For more than 50 years, the United States has recognized small businesses and their impact on the American culture and economy. 2016 will be no exception. The City of Charlotte has joined the nation in designating May as “Small Business Month.” Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts‘ proclamation states that “small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, […]

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How to dress for an interview

Charlotte Works Staff

As a former labor, wage and compliance coordinator, I often found myself in scenarios that required me to engage job-seekers in discussions on how to dress for interviews. I sought the advice of Alison Doyle, one of the industry’s most highly regarded career experts. She leads About.com’s About Careers pages, recognized by “Forbes” as one of […]

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Orientation: Change is good!

Charlotte Works Staff

Not the change pictured above … change to how we’re bringing you into the NCWorks program! Starting in May, your NCWorks Career Centers will be piloting a new, streamlined way of doing business that’s designed to get you the job-search help you need faster so you can get employed faster! The two things you need […]

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April is packed with workshops at your NCWorks Career Centers!

Charlotte Works Staff

Register today for these new and back-by-popular-demand workshops April 18 to 29! Career Readiness Certificate Have you been to one of our open CRC prep labs? The North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (N.C. CRC) is a portable credential that shows employers that you have the basic skills necessary to be successful in a particular job. Since […]

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