Author Archives: Nathan Ramsey

MFG Day 2019

WHAT : MFG Day 2019 Pathways To A Paycheck WHEN : Friday, October 4, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm WHERE : Thermo Fisher Scientific, 275 Aiken Road, Asheville, NC 28804 WHO : Manufacturing employers, educators, economic developers, public officials and workforce partners 2019 MFG … more

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Construction Career Day

Construction Career Day will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15th and 16th at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, located at 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC 28785.  The goals of the event are to raise awareness of the industry’s numerous careers … more

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NADO 2019 Impact Award: Mountain Area Careers

Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is honored to receive a NADO 2019 Impact Award for “Mountain Area Careers.” Mountain Area Careers shares our region’s career pathways and connects talent to local jobs. “Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Impact Awards recipients! The … more

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Asheville metro adds 7,500 jobs, 10,073 more people are working in past year

As of June 2019, 7,500 more jobs in our region and 10,073 more people working compared to June 2018. Total regional employment 222,524. For June 2019, our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) continues to have the lowest unemployment rate at in NC at  3.6%, Buncombe County has the … more

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One-Year Anniversary of Finish Line Grant Program

NC Governor Roy Cooper announced that more than 1,700 Finish Line Grants have helped community college students complete their training and prepare to enter the workforce. “We launched Finish Line Grants after hearing countless stories of community college students working … more

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Record-setting Air Show Means Good News for GE Aviation Asheville

More good news for GE Aviation in Asheville means record hiring numbers! “Record-setting Air Show Means Good News for GE Aviation Asheville” July 1, 2019 “GE Aviation and its joint venture CFM International announced a record-setting $55 billion in orders … more

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AVL metro leads NC in job growth & remains lowest unemployment rate

As of May 2019, 7,100 more jobs in our region and 9,007 more people working compared to May 2018. Total regional employment 221,551. For May 2019, our region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania Counties) continues to have the lowest unemployment … more

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Mountain Area Workforce Development Board meeting Tuesday, May 28

You are invited to attend the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 3:00 pm at the offices of Land of Sky Regional Council. There will be a meet and greet prior to the meeting at … more

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Mountain Area Workforce Board Local Area Plan 2016-2020 is now available to public comment

Workforce Development Plan Update for Program Year 2019 will be available for public comment beginning on Thursday May 9, 2019. Public comment will be received for the next thirty (30) days until June 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm. All public … more

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WNC Techathon is tomorrow!

WNC Techathon will be on Tuesday, April 2 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Highland Brewing Company. This event is a quick pitch event featuring our region’s leading tech employers and tech job seekers.

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