‘$18 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair’ set for Aug. 10 at WNC Ag. Center

Press release from Mountain Area Workforce Development:

Mountain Area Workforce Development will be holding a $18 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher, NC 28732. The Virginia Boone Building is located across from the Asheville Regional Airport on NC280, Boylston Highway. The entrance to the job fair will be off of NC280 (Boylston Highway) at Gate 5. This job fair will feature over 70 local employers who are offering jobs paying $18 per hour and more. These employers are featuring thousands of job opportunities available paying $18 per hour and more.

This job fair is offered in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, and Madison County Chamber of Commerce. This job fair follows the successful “$17 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair” in June which attracted over 300 job seekers. To increase awareness of good paying jobs in the region this job fair has raised the minimum threshold to $18 per hour and more.

To participate employers must offer at least one position paying $18 per hour or more. There is no cost for employers to participate. Lunch will not be provided but snacks and drinks will be offered to employers. Employer registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There are limited spaces and employers will be assigned to either an indoor or outdoor space. For the outdoor spaces the employer must provide a weighted tent to participate. To join the job fair employers can register at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFQZDXK

Most participating employers have many positions available paying $18 per hour or more. There is no cost for employers and job seekers to participate.

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