Monthly Archives: November 2017

Apprenticeships help employers meet their talent needs

Why should your business utilize registered apprenticeships to meet your workforce needs? Listen to Fred Lewis, President of MB Haynes Corporation, he explains why it makes good business sense to invest in your workers. #ApprenticeshipWeek2017 https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=48s&v=7hEqm9QDKA4

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Amplified WNC: Workforce Development Summit on November 29

Please save the date for Wednesday, November 29. Mountain Area Workforce Development Board will host a regional workforce summit in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The summit will focus on the following: How can WNC grow the … more

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Asheville’s Economic Future Buoyed by Gains in Population, Workforce

In the economic outlook of most cities, Ted Abernathy argues there are winners and losers. Asheville, he says, is in the winner’s column, but that fact also presents its own set of challenges. Data presented Thursday at the 18th annual … more

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Mountain Area Region Continues to Have NC’s Lowest Unemployment Rate

Our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) continues to have the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2% in NC. Buncombe County has the lowest rate of any county in NC at 3.1%. Henderson County is tied for #7 lowest at … more

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Green Opportunities Receives Grant from US Department of Labor

Asheville, NC-based non-profit Green Opportunities (GO) has been awarded a YouthBuild grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. GO is one of 77 programs from across the country to receive a YouthBuild grant this funding cycle. The $910,655 three-year grant … more

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