What is Charlotte Works?
In the simplest terms, we help put people back to work.
We’re a public-private partnership that brings together resources to connect job-seekers with local employers to fully meet employers’ needs.
The “public” part is the federal Workforce Investment Act funding that supports our operations.
The “private” part is the private-sector companies whose representatives comprise the majority of our board of directors. And the private-sector companies that use our facilities and services, hire our clients and provide the time and talents of employee volunteers to help get job-seekers back to work.
We’re in the job-creation business. We believe that economic development IS workforce development. As such, we supply customized resources to both job-seekers and employers to meet the changing talent demands of local companies.
The Chamber, the Charlotte Regional Partnership and other groups are bringing employers to Charlotte; our role in the economic development cycle is to help assess and develop the talent.
We seek to help job-seekers get better jobs than they would on their own – thus providing employers with more qualified candidates. And we provide employers with qualified candidates who have the training in both the hard skills needed on the manufacturing floor, for example, and the soft skills to navigate the office.
To job-seekers, we offer free workshops on resume-writing, interviewing, using social media in the job search, writing a career mission statement and more. Clients can take advantage of one-on-one resume and interview coaching sessions.
We offer a growing stable of job listings, and occasionally help companies find qualified candidates from among our clients who’ve posted their resumes with us.
For those who are eligible, Charlotte Works can provide grants for both classroom and on-the-job training to increase their skills and marketability.
We seek to help job-seekers get better jobs than they would on their own.
To employers, we provide a free, easy job-listing form that helps them list positions in minutes.
We offer assistance in assessing hiring needs at all levels – from entry-level up through the C-suite.
We provide services and information, including comprehensive local job-market data and forecasts, for relocating and expanding companies.
We can create customized recruiting tools.
From time to time, we host human resources professionals and recruiter workshops.