Press release from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce:
Asheville, N.C. – Job seekers will have many opportunities to advance their career in the New Year at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. Nearly 4,500 of them, to be exact, with plenty of quality jobs. The region’s largest annual career fair, presented by Manpower and The Omni Grove Park Inn, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.
The participating companies are looking to hire for anestimated 4,500 positions availablearound Western North Carolina in 2016. With more than 100 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend, the popular career fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, health care services, technology, financial services, and hospitality.
Information on participating employers is listed online at www.HomecomingJobFair.com. A mobile app will be available for download and use at the event to easily locate employers at their booth locations.
Additional career opportunities, specifically for startups and in the IT/tech and programming fields, can be found among the roughly 50 high-skill open positions on Venture Asheville’s job board at VentureAsheville.com/jobs.
As an added benefit, the career fair will include two professional development seminars sponsored by AARP for area job seekers, both held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. titled, “Get Ready, Get Set, Go, Jobs at 40+” and “Encore Entrepreneurship.” Career seekers are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will accept applications at the event.
Participating employers and job seeker resources include the following:
A-B Tech Community College
A New Hope Home Care
Advance Trucking Institute
Advanced Business Equipment
All-States Medical Supply Company
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry
Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company
Asheville Radio Group
Asheville Savings Bank
Atlas Precision, Inc.
Autobell Car Wash, Inc.
Baldor Electric Company
Biltmore Farms, LLC
Biltmore Forest Country Club
Blue Ridge Community College
Bojangles of WNC, LLC
Carolina Placement Incorporated
Chimney Rock Management, LLC
City of Asheville
Comforce Staffing Services
Continental Automotive Group Inc.
Duke Energy Progress
Environmental Chimney Service Inc.
Express Employment Professionals
Friday Staffing Services
Givens Estates/Givens Highland Farms
Golden Living – Asheville
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc.
Hampton Inns & Homewood Suites by Hilton
HTI Employment Solutions
IBEW Local 238
Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Mars Hill University
MB Haynes Corporation
Meet the Geeks
Mills Manufacturing Corporation
Montreat College – Adult and Graduate Studies
Mountain Area Health Education Center
NCWorks Career Centers
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
OpSource Staffing Inc.
Patton Hospitality Management
Premier Home Health Care Services
Rainbow International of Asheville
Raising Awareness of Manufacturing Possibilities
Reservation Services International
RHA Health Services, LLC
Rodan and Fields
Rogers Group Inc.
Self Help Credit Union
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Silver-Line Plastics Corporation
Sunshine Employment Resources
Systel Business Equipment Company
The Cheat Sheet
The Family Health Centers
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Waffle House, Inc.
Western Carolina University Graduate School and Programs at Biltmore Park
YMCA of Western North Carolina
“Skilled talent is in demand for our area employers. The annual Homecoming Career Fair remains a critical recruiting event that matches our skilled workforce with high quality, good paying career opportunities with many of the region’s top companies. We are impressed again with the caliber of metro area employers, diversity of career opportunities and qualified talent that make this a successful event,” stated Ben Teague, Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition that hosts the career fair.
The Economic Development Coalition is grateful to its generous sponsors and partners that provided support for the 10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. Sponsors include Manpower, The Omni Grove Park Inn, AARP NC, Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Asheville Radio Group, Bojangles of WNC LLC, Chick-Fil-A Tunnel Rd. Drive Thru, Duke Energy Progress, First Bank, Friday Staffing Services, iHeart Radio, Massage Envy Spa Asheville, Patton Hospitality Management, PLI, and Printville.
For additional career seeker resources, visit www.HomecomingJobFair.com.
The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions. The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment. The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5×5 Campaign. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. To get active in the Chamber, visit www.ashevillechamber.org.