Job Support Groups

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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
Doug Forrest
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
803-802-0614, 704-617-4208,,
(No Group Name)
Mondays (2nd & 4th), 7 p.m.
Weddington United Methodist Church, Hemby House
7003 Weddington-Matthews Rd., Weddington, NC
John Chaplin, Dick Garner
704-844-0421, 704-846-2503
Calvary Crossroads
Mondays, 7 – 9 p.m.
Calvary Church, Crown Room
5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
Bob Adams
Job Search Club
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.
Ada Jenkins Center, Quixote Café
Carla Schiltz
704-896-0471 ext. 124
Charlotte Professionals
Tuesdays (1st & 3rd), 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Shoney's Restaurant
231 Carowinds Blvd, Fort Mill SC 29715
Bill Crigger
Job Hunters Support Group
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church - Room 204/205
1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
Jeff Searcy
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.
Temple Israel
4901 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Stacy S. Baum
Career Assessment Class (HRD7000)
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 4wks
ESC/Job Link
5601 Executive Center Dr. (East Charlotte)
Tim Hanson
Carmel Baptist Church Employment Ministry
Carmel Baptist Church
1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Rachel Dunning, Morgan Kizer, Annette Helms
PRONET Charlotte
Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Char-Meck Workforce Development Board
CPCC West Campus, Harris Conference Ctr.
Sue Merkin, Debra Dixon

Saturday (1st & 3rd)
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Davidson United Methodist Church
233 South Main St, Davidson NC 28036
Charles Haag

NRHC NetWorking Group
Thursday (1st & 3rd), 7 p.m.
North Rock Hill Church
2562 Mt. Gallant Rd, Rock Hill NC 29732
Tim Bagnell
Job Seeking Skills Class (HRD6004)
Central Piedmont Community College, Various campuses
Tim Hanson, Elizabeth Mcgee
704-330-6694, 704-330-6794,
Career Connections
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
Saturdays 9-11 a.m.
Central Church of God
5301 Sardis Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
Robert McKenzie, Shirley Woodard
704-264-5276, 704-364-5003

Job Transition Sunday School Class, Christ Covenant Church
Sundays 10-11:30 a.m.
800 Fullwood Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
Michael Epifanio
Career Crossroads Network
Lake Wylie Christian Assembly
Sundays 4:30-6:15 p.m.
5766 Charlotte Hwy.
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
Don Clewley

Career Transition Ministry
Harrison United Methodist Church
Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
15008 Lancaster Hwy
Pineville, NC 28134
Gerri Steadman, Sally Ainslie
704-541-3486 ext. 251

Ministry at Work
Matthews United Methodist Church
Thursdays 7-9 p.m.
S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
Bryon Brogran

Thursday Night Special Seminars
Church at Charlotte
Worship Center Choir Room
(selected Thursdays)
2500 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226
Rich Sauser, Doug Forrest

Sardis Presbyterian Church
6100 Sardis Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270
Rev. Alice Johnson

Engineering, Manufacturing & Quality Assurance Roundtable
Friday (2nd and 4th), 2-4 p.m.
Carolina Cafe
Ballantyne Promenade
5361 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28277
Colleen Conboy

Cornerstone Career Development Center
Friendship Mission Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Kimlerley Harrison

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
Ken Huber
(Cell) 404-550-4112
Group Specialties: Networking Resources,
Resume “ROAST” & Job Search Training
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Central Piedmont Community College also recently launched as a resource for displaced workers in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.