Join the team at Mainetti – USA!Hiring event tomorrow, Friday, July 31 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at location: 101 Mills Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. To learn more visit NCWorks.gov, Indeed.com or Mainetti.com.
North Carolina has adopted a new brand for the NCWorks systems and the NCWorks Career Center Asheville is the first in our region to have signage installed with the new brand logo.
NCWorks is our state’s workforce development system. We connect businesses with the qualified talent they need and North Carolinians with potential employers.
From Buncombe County Schools:
“Schools serve the community in countless ways, and partnerships with nonprofits and other agencies make that service even stronger.
On Wednesday, representatives of Mountain Area Workforce Development Board (MAWDB) handed out helpful employment information to families during the BCS Nutrition Department’s Summer Meals service time.
“We’re here to reach people who might be having employment disruptions because of COVID-19,” said Mr. Nathan Ramsey, the board’s director. “We’re sharing information about the education, training, and career development opportunities available through their local NC Works career center.”
MAWDB partners with community colleges, private businesses, public school systems, and other local agencies to “create successful businesses and citizens,” according to the board’s website.
Buncombe County Schools is proud to partner with MAWDB and other organizations that are dedicated to helping students and families create a better tomorrow.”
Despite record unemployment, many employers in our region are still hiring. The following list is just a few of the employers in Western North Carolina who are hiring.
For more job opportunities in our region, visit NCWorks.gov or contact your local NCWorks Career Center.
For May 2020, our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) unemployment rate remains historically high at 15.8% . Buncombe County now has the #3 highest rate of any county in NC at 17.5% . Henderson County unemployment rate declined slightly to 13.4% . Madison County is at 13.1% and Transylvania County is at 10.3% . Buncombe, Henderson and Madison Counties are above the state average of 12.7%.
Our region’s streak of maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in NC ended in April 2020. Now our region has the highest unemployment rate in NC. For 61 consecutive months Buncombe County had maintained the lowest unemployment rate of any NC county and for 61 consecutive months the Mountain Area Workforce region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) as well as the Asheville metro had maintained the lowest unemployment rate of any NC region.
There are 33,035 unemployed individuals in our region for May 2020, up from 32,255 unemployed individuals in our region in April 2020.
Asheville metro now has the #1 highest unemployment of any NC metro at 16.1%.
The Leisure & Hospitality sector lost 56.3% (-17,000 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Other Services lost 15.6% (-1,400 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Information lost 21.1% (-400 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Education & Health Services lost 11.9% (-4,500 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Professional & Business Services lost 20.0% (-4,500 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Trade Transportation & Utilities lost 9.3% (-3,400 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Manufacturing lost 8.2% (-1,800 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector, Mining Logging & Construction lost 3.9% (-400 jobs) of the total jobs in the sector and Financial Activities was unchanged from one year ago.
- Asheville 16.1%
- Fayetteville 15.4%
- Hickory/Lenoir/Morganton 15.0%
- Greensboro/High Point 14.5%
- Rocky Mount 13.8%
- Wilmington 13.6%
- Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia 13.2%
- Burlington 12.9%
- Winston-Salem 12.8%
- Jacksonville 11.7%
- Raleigh 11.5%
- Durham/Chapel Hill 10.6%
- New Bern 10.3%
- Greenville 10.3%
- Goldsboro 10.1%
If you are searching for job opportunities, there are still many employers hiring in Western North Carolina. Please review these opportunities. For more information, contact your local NCWorks Career Center.
Visit the Employers Now Hiring List at the following link:
Western North Carolina’s largest hiring event is going virtual due to COVID-19. WNC Virtual Career Expo begins at 6:00 am on Wednesday, June 3 and continues until Friday, June 5.
|Looking for your next career opportunity? Find your future at the WNC Career Expo – a VIRTUAL regional job fair, June 3-5.|
|Employers in Western North Carolina have available positions and want to hire qualified candidates – like you! Through the regional virtual career expo, you can: learn about local employers, determine your best job fit, and meet with employers LIVE online via chat or email. Access this event from any device anywhere with Internet service. Career seekers are invited to register to tell potential employers more about you and to upload a resume Registration is not required.|
WLOS TV: Mountain Area Workforce Development Board receives funding to support individuals who have lost their job due to COVID-19
From WLOS TV: Governor Roy Cooper has announced North Carolina has received a $6 million dollar federal grant to help workers in families who have been struggling with finances due to this pandemic.
Through the grant, eligible residents can receive certain employment services or workforce training for industries that are hiring workers.
Nathan Ramsey, the director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board says this could even create permanent job opportunities here in the mountains.
“These will be permanent jobs,” Ramsey told News 13. “There is a component of that program our region did not participate in where you could provide temporary employment, but we have many permanent jobs in our region.”
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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Local Area Plan 2020-24 is now available for public comment
Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Comprehensive Four-Year Regional and Local Workforce Development Plan for Program Years 2020-24 is available for public comment beginning on Monday, May 19, 2020. Public comment will be received for the next thirty (30) days until June 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm. All public comments shall be sent to email@example.com or to Zia Rifkin, Administrative Services, Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each local Workforce Development Board (WDB) to develop and submit to the state, in partnership with the local chief elected official, a comprehensive four-year plan. Annually, each WDB provides updates to the four-year plan. The WIOA Comprehensive Four-Year Plan for Program Years (PY) 2020-2024 is the first year of the comprehensive four-year plan, providing current information and is effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. The Comprehensive Four-Year Plan (PY 2020-24) will be maintained and updated as appropriate on an annual basis.