Author Archives: Nathan Ramsey

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 … more

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Thanks to all of our region’s educators for everything that they do! We can never say thank you enough for developing the talent that our employers need.

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Celebrating Apprenticeship in WNC

You are invited to join the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board’s Virtual Apprenticeship Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, May 12 at 8:30 am as we highlight a workforce strategy that benefits companies, employees and career seekers. Take advantage of what Apprenticeship … more

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Employers now hiring in WNC April 9, 2020

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: … more

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Many Employers in WNC are still hiring!

Although we are in the midst of an economic crisis due to COVID-19, there are many employers in Western North Carolina who are still hiring. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are an employer who would like to … more

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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board meeting is Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 pm via Zoom

The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board will meet Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 pm via Zoom. This meeting will be virtual (remote participation only) without an in person meeting. The Board will discuss potential responses to the COVID-19 job losses … more

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COVID-19 Update March 23, 2020

Asheville Chamber virtual town hall TODAY at 1:00 pm Mountain Area Workforce Development Board will meet tomorrow Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 pm via Zoom Land of Sky Regional Council Board of Delegates will meet Wednesday, March 25 at 12:45 … 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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