Monthly Archives: July 2018

New Staff at Mountain Area Workforce Development Board

Kim Cox, Performance and Accountability Specialist for the Board has retired and we welcome Melissa Wright who will be serving in this role. We wish Kim all the best on her retirement and thank her for her many years of … more

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NCWorks Commission meets in Asheville on August 8

The NCWorks Commission will meet in Asheville at the AB Tech/Mission Health Conference Center on Wednesday, August 8 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm.  This meeting is open to the public.  This will be the first time the NCWorks Commission … more

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Region continues streak as lowest unemployment rate in NC

From the Mountain Xpress: “Buncombe County is No. 1 — at least when it comes to North Carolina’s workforce. According to the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, the county’s unemployment rate in April hit 2.8 percent, its lowest since 2001 and the lowest … more

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Workforce Update

July 4th Holiday All NCWorks Career Centers in our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania) will be closed for the July 4th holiday. Workforce Update As of May, 4,698  more people are working and 2,700 jobs were added in the region … more

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