Author Archives: Nathan Ramsey

Employers apply now for Business Accelerator Grant to train incumbent workers

The Business Accelerator Grant for Incumbent Worker Training is a competitive, cost reimbursement training grant through which qualifying businesses can address employees’ skills gaps. These skills gaps can be a result of a worker’s changing responsibilities/requirements in her/his job, or … more

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Breaking news: Asheville metro remains lowest unemployment rate in NC and #3 in job growth

As of November 2019, 7,000 more  jobs in our region and 8,922 more  people working compared to November 2018. Total labor force 222,227. For November 2019, our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) continues to have the lowest unemployment rate at in NC at  2.6%  , Buncombe County has … more

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Happy Holidays from Mountain Area Workforce Development Board!

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Mountain Area Workforce 2019 Recognition Luncheon honors outstanding employers, job seekers and youth

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board held our annual recognition luncheon on Thursday, December 12 at Blue Ridge Community College. The luncheon recognized the region’s outstanding employers, job seekers and youth from the past year. West Henderson High School Wind … more

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Rick Elingburg Retirement Party

You are invited to attend a retirement party on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the NCWorks Career Center Asheville, 48 Grove Street in downtown Asheville. Rick Elingburg is retiring after 44 years of service … more

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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board 2019 Recognition Luncheon

You are invited! Mountain Area Workforce Development Board 2019 Recognition Luncheon will be on Thursday, December 12 from 11:15 am – 1:00 pm at the Blue Ridge Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC. The luncheon … more

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WNC Career Expo attracts over 1,000 job seekers

Over 1,000 job seekers attended the WNC Career Expo on October 29 at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. More than 150 employers, educational institutions and workforce partners participated in this event which is the largest recruiting event in … more

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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board receives “Work-Based Learning Champion” award from the NC Business Committee for Education (NCBCE)

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board received the “Work-Based Learning Champion” award from the NC Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) at their annual meeting in Raleigh at Moore Square Magnet Middle School. NCBCE is part of the Governor’s office and … more

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Black Mountain Swannanoa Job Fair

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WNC Career Expo

The fall WNC Career Expo takes place Thursday, October 17 at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher, NC from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Our region continues to have the tightest job market in the state. We know that in this market you … more

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