WFAE in Charlotte recently aired and published a story that caught many by surprise. The story revealed that Charlotte is on pace to surpass Raleigh-Durham in the number of tech jobs that each metro area holds. Seven days later, Lowe’s announced that they will be building a new 23-story global technology hub in Charlotte’s South End and adding as many as 2,000 new tech jobs to the Queen City. Read WFAE’s story here.
LinkedIn publishes a monthly report on employment trends in the U.S. workforce. The report provides helpful insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, From a migration perspective, LinkedIn captures insights tied to members who change their locations on their profiles. In the June 2019 report, Charlotte was among the top three USA cities (behind Austin and Denver) that gained the most workers. Read LinkedIn’s June 2019 Workforce Report here.
Recently, LinkedIn published a blog post promoting its new features to help you start conversations and build community. Whether you are in consulting mode or seeking a direct-hire career opportunity, it is essential to keep updated on LinkedIn’s growing functionality. Learn more here!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CROIXSTONE ANNOUNCES NEW PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENT
Emily Lopez Joins as Division Director to Lead Croixstone Solutions
Charlotte, NC (June 10, 2019) – Croixstone Consulting (Croixstone) announced today that Emily Lopez, MA, has joined the organization in the newly-created role of Division Director. Lopez leads the management consulting firm’s new human capital services practice, Croixstone Solutions.
“We are thrilled to welcome Emily to our team as we launch our new human capital practice,” said Patti Weber, Croixstone Consulting’s Chief Executive Officer. “With unemployment rates at a 50-year low, businesses and organizations are exceptionally challenged today at meeting their human capital needs. As a workforce transformation expert with more than 20 years experience in talent acquisition, retention and culture-building, Emily is uniquely positioned to address these challenges.”
A multi-industry professional who has fueled start-ups and has engineered turnarounds, Lopez has expertise in preparing, equipping and supporting organizations and individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes. Her background includes key leadership roles in the nonprofit, public education and leadership training sectors. An active leader in the Charlotte community, Lopez currently serves on the board as secretary with Youth Development Initiatives (YDI, Inc.) and as School Leadership Chairperson for Oakhurst STEAM Academy (a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools magnet school). Additionally, she is a 2018 graduate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Bernstein Leadership Group.
Lopez holds a masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.
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About Croixstone Consulting
Croixstone Consulting is a boutique consulting firm known for connecting the brightest minds in business and community. The firm serves the greater Charlotte region with two practices – Croixstone Consulting and Croixstone Solutions. Croixstone Consulting provides project MBAs to help companies reduce costs, improve efficiencies, reduce complexity and increase customer satisfaction. Croixstone Solutions provides a suite of curated services, anchored by SEARCH, that delivers a competitive talent advantage to propel organizations into the future. For more information, visit www.croixstone.consulting, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CroixstoneCLT, visit our blog at www.croixstone.consulting/blog or find us on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/croixstone-consulting.
For further information, images and interviews, please contact:
Mark Weber, Managing Partner – Croixstone Consulting | (980) 263-0234 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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