Additional Resources for the Community

Human Resources Development Training

Human Resources Development (HRD) program is a statewide initiative sponsored by the North Carolina Community College System.  The HRD's role is to serve unemployed and underemployed individuals across Mecklenburg County who are struggling to deal with the stark transitions taking place in the economy.

HRD provides FREE skills assessment services, employability skills training and career development activities for adults who are unemployed and underemployed.

Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Job Help Center at the Public Library - Main Branch

The Library offers a free web-based resume building program, in addition to job search services administered in the Job Help Center and library branches.

Dress for Success is a suiting program that provides interview-appropriate clothing for individuals in need. Clients must be referred by one of the community agencies listed on their website.

Job Search Support Groups

Career Fairs

CPCC Central Campus, Free and open to the public
For more information, call 704.330.6433, or visit

Career Readiness Certificates

Program Career Options

Corporate & Continuing Education

Career Links

CPCC Small Business Center

Free seminars offered by CPCC's Institute for Entrepreneurship, conducted at various locations throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.  Classes, resources, and individual entrepreneurship consultations are also available.

Ben Craig Center
Provides general information about starting a small business.  Located at UNCC.

ACA 120:  Career Assessment Class
Helps you analyze your skills, values, and interests in order to help you decide on a career.  For additional information, check the CPCC online schedule for ACA 120.

Charlotte Works
Free resources including job openings, coaching, workshops, networking opportunities, and more to help you find your next career opportunity.

JobLink Career Center

Provides information on jobs, education, training, and the labor market.  Contact JobLink if you need help defining and achieving your career goals.  Below are centers in the Charlotte area:

NC Employment Security Commission

5601 Executive Center Drive

Charlotte, NC 28212


7140 Forest Point Drive, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28217

10801 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC 28105

* Counseling and Veteran services are available to those who are uncertain of the career path they want to pursue.