Monthly Archives: June 2017

Upskill WNC Innovation Grant Awarded to Mountain Area WDB

Our region recently was awarded a competitive $250,000 innovation grant from the NC Department of Commerce to expand NCWorks services to underrepresented populations and communities.  This project will focus on SNAP (supplemental food assistance program) recipients and low-level offenders in … more

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Employers Struggle to Find Enough Workers in Our Area

While the job market is fantastic right now for employees, it’s a different story for the companies that employ those workers. That microscopic unemployment rate for April — the lowest in the state — means employers in many cases cannot find … more

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The Future is Robots

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates built billion-dollar technology companies in two very different areas, but they both agree on the biggest threats to American jobs. <<read more

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Top In-Demand, High Paying Occupations for the Asheville Metro

The NC Department of Commerce ranks the top careers based on high wages and employment growth through 2024 for each region of the state. Note the occupations listed with the highest wages and employment growth for the Asheville metro are … more

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Closing the Skills Gap

The ‘‘skills gap’’ in the United States is serious. Here is how to do better.  

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