Job Support Groups
If staff reductions are necessary in your business, providing your displaced employees with resources to support them in their job searches may go a long way in maintaining good will. Below is a list of Charlotte-area job search support groups compiled by Bill Crigger, president of Compass Career Management Solutions and a member of the Charlotte Chamber Manufacturers Council board.
You can also visit the Charlotte Chamber Career Center for additional resources for both job seekers and companies.
|Career Transition Group
Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon
Providence United Methodist Church
2810 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Bill Crigger, Bill Jeffries
|Church at Charlotte Employment Network
Mondays (1st & 3rd), 7 – 9 p.m.
Church at Charlotte Worship Center, Room W-8
2500 Carmel Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226
|Christians in Career Transition
Mondays (1st & 3rd), 7 – 9 p.m.
St. Matthew Catholic Church, New Life Bldg, Room 132
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
Jim Hamrlik, Jack Rueckel
704-543-7677 ext. 1040, 704-341-8449
|Careers in Transition
Mondays (2nd & 4th), 7 – 8:30 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 103 Ministry Bldg
292 Munn Rd East, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Tony Armeni, Gus Leotta
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Mondays (2nd & 4th), 7 p.m.
Weddington United Methodist Church, Hemby House
7003 Weddington-Matthews Rd., Weddington, NC
John Chaplin, Dick Garner
Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m.
Calvary Church, Crown Room
5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
|Job Search Club
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.
Ada Jenkins Center, Quixote Café
704-896-0471 ext. 124
Tuesdays (1st & 3rd), 8 – 9:30 a.m.
231 Carowinds Blvd, Fort Mill SC 29715
|Job Hunters Support Group
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church - Room 204/205
1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
|Job Seekers Support Group,
sponsored by Jewish Family Services
and Temple Israel
Meets the 3rd Thurdsay of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
4901 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Stacy S. Baum
|Career Assessment Class (HRD7000)
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 4wks
5601 Executive Center Dr. (East Charlotte)
|Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry
Carmel Baptist Church
1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Rachel Dunning, Morgan Kizer, Annette Helms
Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Char-Meck Workforce Development Board
CPCC West Campus, Harris Conference Ctr.
Sue Merkin, Debra Dixon
|NRHC NetWorking Group
Thursday (1st & 3rd), 7 p.m.
North Rock Hill Church
2562 Mt. Gallant Rd, Rock Hill NC 29732
|Job Seeking Skills Class (HRD6004)
Central Piedmont Community College, Various campuses
Tim Hanson, Elizabeth Mcgee
Myers Park United Methodist Church
1501 Queens Road
Charlotte NC 28207
George Ragsdale, Shane Page, Jennifer Martin, William Roth
Shane@MPUMC.ORG, Jennifer@MPUMC.ORG, broth@MPUMC.ORG
Saturday Seminar + 8-week workshop
|Job Transition Sunday School Class, Christ Covenant Church
Sundays 10-11:30 a.m.
800 Fullwood Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
|Career Crossroads Network
Lake Wylie Christian Assembly
Sundays 4:30-6:15 p.m.
5766 Charlotte Hwy.
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
Career Transition Ministry
Ministry at Work
Thursday Night Special Seminars
|Sardis Presbyterian Church
6100 Sardis Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
Rev. Alice Johnson
Engineering, Manufacturing & Quality Assurance Roundtable
Cornerstone Career Development Center
|e4myjob’s Wednesday Support Group
Every Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Café Carolina and Bakery
5361 Ballantyne Commons, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
Group Specialties: Networking Resources,
Resume “ROAST” & Job Search Training
FREE Job Search Resources
Available at: www.e4myJob.com
Central Piedmont Community College also recently launched www.cpcc.edu/changingcareers as a resource for displaced workers in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.