North Carolina

May 24, 2024   |  By Ryan M. Moser

When a Dedicated Worker Proves Himself, the Road to Success Opens Up

Growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, Eddie always had a desire to get his commercial drivers license (CDL) and drive trucks. “I just loved seeing how high the cab was up above traffic, looking down on everyone,” he said. “And the freedom of the open road appealed to me.” When ...

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May 01, 2024   |  By Capital B News

One Mistake Led to a Lifetime Ban of SNAP Benefits. This Reform Rollback Can End It.

Lawmakers introduced the RESTORE Act to address problems stretching back to the Clinton administration.

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Mar 26, 2024   |  By Jason Kahler

“You Have Somewhere to Go” - CEO Charlotte Site Supervisor Jalisa and Her Path to Success

Jalisa, a site supervisor at the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) in Charlotte, not only uplifts herself but also empowers the individuals under her wing to reclaim their lives and get back on track. “I’ve never had a job before where I was excited to be there,” Jalisa says. Jalisa’s ...

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Oct 26, 2022   |  By Quiana Brifu

Exclusionary SNAP restrictions hinder Lamar’s success

As the cost of living has risen dramatically around the nation, North Carolina resident Lamar thought he found a solution to help make ends meet: food assistance. Lamar has a job with the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) at our Charlotte office and is happy to have a steady income ...

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May 12, 2022   |  By WCNC

Charlotte groups pair mental health services and job opportunities as potential solutions to cut down crime

The SAFE Charlotte program just released its latest round of grant recipients and this time, two of the main focuses are pairing mental health and workforce development as a way to hopefully deter crime.

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Mar 18, 2021   |  By

‘They have a chance’: Center finds jobs, restores hope for formerly incarcerated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte organization is making progress finding work for people released from prison, despite the pandemic. Channel 9 has previously reported on the outcome of a lawsuit that is forcing North Carolina prisons to release 3,500 people early due to COVID-19 concerns. Anchor Brittney Johnson talked to ...

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Jan 07, 2021   |  By WCCB Charlotte

Wilson’s World: Proper Recycling and Waste Management with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste

For the past 3 months the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) has been working for Mecklenburg County. CEO provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration and provides employment to folks that normally would have a difficult time finding full time ...

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Sep 29, 2020   |  By Q City Metro

Center for Employment Opportunities is increasing jobs and reducing recidivism for returning citizens

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Sep 29, 2020   |  By

'Now I have a second chance': Center for Employment Opportunities connecting former inmates with jobs in Charlotte

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