Two of the more subtle characteristics of high potential leaders are their belief in themselves and their candor regarding the failures they have experienced. Read this thought-provoking article from Chief Executive magazine to learn more.
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!
You may know that the U.S. automotive manufacturing industry has shifted to the southeastern USA. But did you know that the Charlotte region is benefiting greatly from this trend? According to research from the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, more than 63,000 people work in automotive sectors in our region (more than Greenville, SC and more than most of Charlotte’s peer cities). Over the past two years, 20 automotive-related companies have announced plans to locate or expand in the region, adding a total of nearly 1,300 jobs. Learn more here.
The boom continues! The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance has released its Q1, 2019 “Growth Report” and the numbers continue to show economic strength across the region. Among the first quarter highlights featured in the latest report:
- Net New Jobs in Q1: 8,065
- Announced Expansion or Relocation Projects: 25
- Announced New Capital Investment: $93.6M
- Industry Sector with Highest Growth Rate in Hiring: Transportation & Logistics
With more than 40 years of experience in operational growth and improvement, both as a consultant and as an executive with Crayola Corporation, Peter Christian has served more than 300 companies. Earlier this month, CONSULTING magazine published an online article written by Peter that provides valuable tips on the consultant and client relationship. Read the article entitled “The Rules and Rigors of Consulting” here.
In the latest issue of its online magazine, CONSULTING is highlighting the top 25 consultants who are making a big impact in our industry in 2019. Be sure to read the Q&A for each consultant as there are interesting insights to be gleaned to help your consulting career! Read the latest issue of CONSULTING magazine here (free subscription required).