Chuck Graham, principal of Charlotte-based Newton Graham Consultants and past chairman of the National Association of Home Builders’ Sales and Marketing Council, will speak at the Lake Norman Home Builders Association’s monthly membership meeting Thursday. Graham will discuss the recession ...Read More »
Jerome Janet thought he had found a way off the employment/unemployment merry-go-round. He came across an ad in a newspaper for a Charlotte-based company called World Wide Consulting Services for what he said looked like paid training for a sales ...Read More »
In response a story about Charlotte’s unemployment rate climbing to 11.2 percent in May, reader Tom Brasse had this to say: “The rise isn’t due to any layoffs from the City. I wonder if we will see any sort of concern or ...Read More »
The Charlotte-area unemployment rate rose in June to 11.2 percent from 10.4 percent in May, according to preliminary statistics released today from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. Charlotte was not alone; unemployment rates increased in 91 of the ...
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Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...
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Patty Comer is having trouble getting her job done. Comer, president of Accrue Partners, a staffing firm in Charlotte, makes a living by matching workers with companies that are hiring. But that’s easier said than done these days. The problem ...Read More »
Between banks and NASCAR, corporate jets regularly cast their shadows on Charlotte’s landscape. With 237 private and company planes based at facilities in Mecklenburg County, the impact of such aircraft on the county last year was about $110 million, according ...Read More »
(Editor’s note: Part four of a five-part occasional series on the top cities that Charlotte competes with.) This year, Charlotte and Tampa, Fla., got some major convention news. The Queen City found out that it is going to be the ...
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Forbes has ranked Charlotte lower on its 13th annual list of best places for business and careers. The Queen City is 22nd on the list of the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S. It was No. 17 last year. Raleigh is ...Read More »