Author Archives: Nathan Ramsey

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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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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