Employment

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Perch Studios provides co-working space, art exhibits to Carrboro

Around 10 years ago, a puppy tore up the cover of an old book belonging to Anna Troupe. Trying to salvage the cover, Troupe meticulously attempted to piece it back together. That process eventually inspired her to make collage artwork, which evolved from a hobby into a profession. Troupe’s work is now featured in an exhibit at Perch Studios, at… Read more →

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Los trabajadores se mudan de la Davie con Jones Ferry

Editor’s note: Carrboro Commons asks Latino daily laborers what their opinion is regarding future workers’ center in El Centro Hispano’s new permanent location in Carrboro.   Cualquiera que haya pasado por allí se habrá dado cuenta. En el cruce de Davie Road con Jones FerryRoad, decenas de trabajadores latinos aguardan a que un patroón solicite sus servicios. Esta escena tiene… Read more →

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

El Centro Hispano busca mejorar las condiciones laborales de los jornaleros

Editor’s Note: Carrboro’s Hispanic Center wants to create a workers’ center, so that Latino laborers have more dignified work conditions. A diario, especialmente de lunes a viernes, decenas de hombres se agolpan en la esquina de Jones Ferry con Davie en Carrboro, junto a la gasolinera. Esperan. Esperan a que un coche se detenga y a que su conductor les… Read more →

H.O.P.E. coalition looks to repeal law

H.O.P.E. coalition looks to repeal law

By Michael Bloom Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Only North Carolina and Virginia have a law like this. And North Carolina’s has been around since 1969. North Carolina General Statute 95-98 makes contracts between levels of government and labor unions, trade unions or labor organizations concerning public employees illegal, according to the North Carolina General Assembly’s text of the law. In… Read more →

Center fights for Carrboro day laborers' human rights

Center fights for Carrboro day laborers’ human rights

By Latisha Catchatoorian Carrboro Commons Staff Writer On a sunny, yet chilly day, Latino men are huddled outside of Abbey Court Condominiums or the BP gas station across the street on Jones Ferry Road.  Some of these day laborers are residents of Abbey Court, which also serves as the location of The Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center, led… Read more →

People with disabilities find work in Carrboro

People with disabilities find work in Carrboro

By Sarah Shah Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Every Wednesday morning, Luke Glatz collects raffle tickets from people attending a business leaders meeting. Later, he reads out ticket numbers to announce the lucky winners. Luke Glatz, 20, collects a raffle ticket from Margaret Cannell, executive director of the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce, at Extraordinary Ventures. Luke is just one of 18… Read more →

Coworking offers flexible, affordable workspace

Coworking offers flexible, affordable workspace

By Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer The sign of a successful executive used to be the large corner office with windows, but for many companies and individuals, a shaky economy is changing the look of the workplace in the U.S. (R to L) Robarn Danzman, owner and founder of Aberdium Consulting, LLC, explains a diagram of marketing techniques for… Read more →

Job seekers turn to job search adviser

Job seekers turn to job search adviser

By Sarah Shah Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Jennifer Hartzog, a marketing and communications specialist from Chapel Hill, said she was eliminated from her job at a publishing company last November. And Bruce Gingerich, a product line manager from Pittsboro, said he was recently laid off by his company, which has gone through a few downsizes. Bob Emslie (left), a software… Read more →