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Employment and Community Resources


Amazon has more positions posted and there are some virtual positions

95 new jobs were posted on NCWorks yesterday, Visit:

Octapharma Plasma – Octapharma Plasma, Inc. is a U.S.-based company that collects plasma used to create life-saving medicines for patients around the world. We run more than 80 donation centers in the U.S and employ more than 3,500 people nationally. Our donors are our most valued customers because they make saving and improving lives possible every day. ***At this time, all donation centers are OPEN and accepting donors. Employment opportunities available at all branches. ( Milton Road, Regan Drive, and South Blvd)

Emergency Medical Techs; LPN

Employment opportunities at Corporate Office (Westlake Drive)

Payroll Coordinator; Business Analyst; Communications Specialist; Document Management Specialist; Support Technician

Apply online:

Waste Management is hiring:

Lane Construction – Seeking skilled labor, field workers, and filed leadership! Hiring: Superintendents, Foremen, Dozer Operators, Roller Operators, Excavator and Crane Operators, Laborers, CDL Drivers, Concrete Finishers and Carpenters. Apply at

Food Lion is Hiring- visit

Elwood Staffing is hiring $13+/hour 704-626-1150 has lots of store manager in training positions

UNCC currently has a wide variety of openings:

Tax Preparation:

VITA sites are currently closed, but Community Link shared that you can access free tax prep / support at

Food Resources:

Governor Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state for families with children ages 18 and younger, including preschool children, who rely on free and reduced-price meals at school.Parents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community. The 2-1-1 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are provided in English, Spanish and many other languages.

Additionally, No Kid Hungry has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at and is updated daily.

Affordable Internet Access

Digital Inclusion Response Resources for COVID-19, by Andrew Au, (Updated 3/30/20)

Digital Charlotte has created an open-source doc to track the updating COVID-19 Coronavirus response offerings made by Internet Service Providers across the nation. Keep track of new offers and share this info with anyone that could use this! —

Charlotte Specific Offerings:

  1. Charter Spectrum: Wifi, home internet / Link:; / Service Area:

  2. AT&T: Home internet products / Link:; / Service Area:

INTERNET MAP — Digital Charlotte has built a map of no-cost and low-cost public wireless networks access locations across Charlotte, NC found at

OPEN INTERNET — Charlotte Mecklenburg Library said it will extend WiFi signals at all branches “to reach the perimeter of the facility” 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the closures, library staff will oversee online chats for those navigating the system’s website. — Learn more at

INTERNET MAP — The NC Broadband Infrastructure Office created a map where all the low-cost/emergency offers from providers are listed and mapped. North Carolinians can enter their address, and see which offers are available to them at their location. It will be updated as new offers from providers with footprints in NC are announced. —

Current offers from Internet Service Providers that will help low-income households to acquire service at low or no cost. Most have eligibility limitations linked to income or program enrollment. The list also includes established, nationally available low-cost plans offered by nonprofit organizations. They will add other providers’ plans as we learn of them. —

Charlotte Specific Offerings:

  1. CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS / BroadbandNow Charter Spectrum Coverage Map / CALL 1-844-488-8395 / News release

TYPE OF SERVICE: Cable Internet service at download speed up to 100 Mbps. No data limitation. Home wi-fi is included at no extra charge.

COST: 60 days of service at no charge. No installation charge. No contract.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE: Households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, or are new customers in the last 30 days. Current customers adding free internet must have accounts “in good standing”; not valid for current or former customers with bad debt.

  1. AT&T / BroadbandNow AT&T Internet Coverage Map / APPLY ONLINE / Access From AT&T web page

NAME OF PLAN: Access From AT&T

TYPE OF SERVICE: ADSL or AT&T Fiber service at fastest speed available up to 10 Mbps down. No data limitation. Home wi-fi is included.

COST: Provided at no cost for first two months (must apply by April 30, 2020). Then $5 or $10 per month depending on available download speed. No additional charges including installation or wi-fi modem.

WHO’S ELIGIBLE?: Households with household incomes below 135% of Federal poverty guidelines, and/or participating in the Federal school lunch program or the Head Start program. No outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months.

INTERNET MAP — Spectrum is opening its WiFi hotspots across its footprint for public use. Find the map of their WiFi hotspots at

Gracemar Update:

Starting on April 13th each of our customers will be able to select from over 400 different training programs that they can complete in a self-paced environment utilizing the mobile device of their choosing. And starting on May 4th we will have live online class instruction that our customers can take advantage of. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kenneth Smith | President


615 E 6th St. Charlotte, NC 28202

(704) 244-0009

Dress for Success Charlotte Update:

We have been working to rapidly open up remote opportunities so that all women who need them can access them. Beginning April 6, we will utilize technology and digital platforms to roll out our workforce development programming (virtual career coaching and virtual networking and workshops). For more information contact Fontella McKyer, Director of Workforce Development at 704-525-7706 or Our website will have regular updates about programming and upcoming events.

Beatties Ford Road Vocational Trade & Family Counseling Center is providing virtual services.

Our vocational trade classes are being offered online Monday-Saturdays. Students are able to communicate with their instructors. Students can also enroll virtually. Our mental health, substance abuse and DWI counselors are providing services through tele medicine. Clients are able to virtually communicate with their counselors. The Beatties Ford Road Family Counseling Center is in the Medicaid network with Cardinal Innovations and Partners Behavioral Health Services for all counties they serve. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am -1:00pm. Our office telephone number is (980) 349-4067.

Update from Charlotte Area Fund:

If immediate assistance is needed please contact Deborah Frink at (704) 372-3010 ex. 210 or email

Charlotte Area Fund receives State and Federal funds, applicants must meet certain income guidelines to receive services and be a resident of Mecklenburg County. Individuals seeking assistance or services from Charlotte Area Fund must have an annual family income which does not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Programs.

Vocational Training ProviderTaking new customers?ConnectingServices Providing – At no cost to youunless otherwise notedCenter for Community TransitionsHoping to start classes again in MayVirtual Support is available at 704-374-0762.Classes and support groups are suspended. A small team is available to direct and inform clients and refer them to emergency basic needs.Community Culinary School of CharlottePlanning for next class to begin in MayCall Victor at 704-315-1487Classes have been suspended. CCSC is still assisting their current class and alumni with connecting to jobs, and resources as possible.GoodwillYesRequest services online at goodwillsp.orgor by calling (704) 916-1608. Client services are being offered exclusively online and by phone. GoodWork Staffing is open and continues to actively recruit and place employees in essential businesses at this time. Job seekers can also call (704) 332-0278.GracemarYesCall Kenny at 704-231-3191 or emailkennysmith@gracemar.orgClasses are currently suspended but Gracemar continues to connect customers to jobs as well as telephone and web counseling services and training.NCIAHoping to enroll students for May classes.Email: or Kelly.Brunk@ncianet.orgNext vocational trainings anticipated to begin in May- Automotive, HVAC, and CDL.Central Piedmont Community CollegeYesConference line set up for anyone to call in on Wednesdays at 10 AM. Info is on their website. 415-655-0001, access code 612372683.All classes online except GED- process is being developed for this. *There may be a cost for classes and/or materials.NCWorksYesCustomers can call (704) 566-2870, Forest Point Boulevard location at (704) 565-6865, or email is not currently being provided but customers can still connect to job seeking services and unemployment – . Please know that UIB services are in high demand right now and you may have trouble getting through. remains available.Urban LeagueYesCall Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (704) 373-2256 and you may send general questions to We will respond to all messages within 24 hours.All in-person meetings and building activities have been suspended. This includes all information sessions, workshops, and use of the Computer Lab. Stay connected via email, phone calls, and video conferencing. You may also follow us on Facebook @ULCC704 and Twitter @ULCC704, and on our web site at for updates. Aviation Institute of MaintenanceYes, registering students for May.To learn more about the courses call 704-369-9587 or emailcoramc@aviationmaintenance.eduAviation Maintenance and Industrial Manufacturing classes are still operating virtually. *There is a cost, and they have a financial assistance rep on hand to assist with the Financial Aid process.

Voter Registrations on ONLINE through NCDMV!!

The State Board of Elections has announced that NC DMV is now offering online voter registrations. This is an exciting new service that is now available. All you need to have is North Carolina drivers license or NCDMV issued ID. You can now register to vote or update your existing registration online. This does not require any other transaction at the DMV! If you are not sure you are registered you can check your status online at the DMV or go to where you are able to check your status and find out information about candidates when it is posted. If you are not listed as “active” you can register vote as well. To register to vote or update your registration through the DMV go to then click on Voter Registration in the blue side bar.

In this time that we are being asked to stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19 this step is a great way our state leaders are trying to help our citizens be able to take part in the political process!

Genius Scan+ PDF Scanner App allows you to take pictures of documents that downloads as PDF’s that can be e-mailed. T

Once app is downloaded

Click on app, then click the camera

Take pictures of the document and then click on the check mark when done (don’t click check mark until all pages are scanned)

Document is ready to be shared, hit the button

Click e-mail (document is then attached to e-mail)

Type e-mail address to where you wish document to go

YMCA of Greater Charlotte Emergency Services Childcare for employees of Atrium Health and Novant Health

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte looks forward to providing childcare for employees of Atrium Health and Novant Health at Stratford Richardson YMCA located at 1946 West Blvd(close to Downtown area) beginning Wednesday, March 25th and operating until further notice. Please review the information below for pertinent information. We are Here to Support our HealthCare Workers!

Dates and Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday| 7am-7pm, Extended drop off care from 6:30-7:00 am; extended pick up care from 7:00-7:30pm

Ages: Childcare will be provided for children ages 6 weeks-12 years. Capacities for each age vary by site.

Registration: Advance registration is not required, but it is recommended in order to ensure you have reserved a space for your child. We will register children on a daily basis until our capacity is reached. Please click here to sign up for the dates you require childcare.

Cost: FREE – Childcare is being provided to families of healthcare personnel at no cost.

Employment Verification: Parents/guardians should bring a photo ID, as well as a work ID to verify employment with Atrium. If a family member or someone other than the employee is dropping off the child, please make sure they have a photo of the employee ID on their phone or other form of verification to confirm that the child’s parent/guardian is employed with Atrium.

Charlotte Meckelnburg Library Update/ Resources:

While the Library branches and materials book drops remain closed until we re-open, return dates for physical materials are extended and no late fees will accrue for those materials during the closure. If you don’t already have a Library card, Mecklenburg County residents are encouraged to apply for a FREE online library card here and immediately have access to all the Library’s digital resources, including e-books, e-audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, online learning databases, and more. When the Library reopens, you can either keep your ‘digital’ card or visit your local Library to replace it with a physical library card.

If you have questions about your account or how to access digital resources, reach out to our online chat “Ask a Librarian” on the Library’s website here, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. for the entire resource listing.

City of Charlotte- Neighborhood and Business Services Update:

You can find a list of all City service impacts, as well as small business and community resources, on the City of Charlotte’s COVID-19 Updates page.

Housing & Neighborhood Services Impacts

During this time, Housing & Neighborhood Services continues to find creative ways to connect from home, with the goal of building community. Below you will find a few service impacts to note.

  1. Neighborhood Matching Grants are still available and operating as close to the original schedule as possible. The next application deadline is June 1, 2020. The first pre-application workshop, which will take place virtually, is Monday, April 6, 2020. Click here for the workshop dates and times, all of which will be held virtually.

  2. Neighborhood trainings can now be accessed online. Click here to check out the first on-demand video training, our Queen City Crash Course.

  3. We are still accepting applications for our housing down payment assistance programs. Click here to learn more.

  4. Due to the currently issued Stay at Home Order, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services is only collecting garbage and recycling at this time. Yard waste and bulk item collection is suspended for 30 days or until further notice. To ensure the cleanliness, health and safety of our neighborhoods, Code Enforcement requests that if you currently have yard waste or bulky items at the curb please remove them until collection resumes. Additionally, please note the following:

  5. Bulk items that were scheduled prior to the issuance of the Stay at Home Order will be collected as scheduled. However, any new bulk item requests will be scheduled at least 30 days out.

  6. Beginning Monday, March 30, recyclables will not be collected outside the recycling cart. All materials, including cardboard, must be loosely placed in the recycling cart. Cardboard must be cut or torn, not folded, into pieces small enough to fit loosely in the cart.

  7. To find out when your recyclables will be collected please call 311 or check the CLT+ app.

  8. IF YOU HAVE DISPOSAL ITEMS FROM A QUARANTINED HOME, please double bag your garbage and place your recyclables in the garbage as well until your quarantined period is over.

  9. Customers with questions can email or call 3-1-1.

Have a nice weekend,

Jen Rupp on behalf of the DSS RISE2Work Team

Stay safe. Be kind.

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