Asheville Chamber Jan. 7 Career Fair employers announced

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 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

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:

@WORK Personnel

A-B Tech Community College

A New Hope Home Care


Adecco Staffing

Advance Trucking Institute

Advanced Business Equipment

Aeroflow Healthcare


Allstate Insurance

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.

AVL Technologies


Baldor Electric Company


Biltmore Farms, LLC

Biltmore Forest Country Club

Blue Ridge Community College

Bojangles of WNC, LLC

Carolina Placement Incorporated

Charter Communication

Chimney Rock Management, LLC


City of Asheville

Comforce Staffing Services

Continental Automotive Group Inc.

Disability Partners

Duke Energy Progress

Eaton Corporation

Electronic Office

Environmental Chimney Service Inc.

Express Employment Professionals


First Bank

Flint Group

Friday Staffing Services

GE Aviation

Giles Chemical

Givens Estates/Givens Highland Farms

Golden Living – Asheville

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc.

Green Opportunities

Hampton Inns & Homewood Suites by Hilton


HomeTrust Bank

HTI Employment Solutions

IBEW Local 238

iHeart Radio

Ingles Markets

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center


Lowe’s Home Improvement


Market America

Mars Hill University

Massage Envy

MB Haynes Corporation

Meet the Geeks

Mills Manufacturing Corporation

Mission Health

Montreat College – Adult and Graduate Studies

Mountain Area Health Education Center

NCWorks Career Centers

North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Northwestern Mutual

Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.

OpSource Staffing Inc.

Pardee Hospital

Patton Hospitality Management


Premier Home Health Care Services

Printpack Medical

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


Sonoco Plastics

Sunshine Employment Resources

Systel Business Equipment Company

The Cheat Sheet

The Family Health Centers

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Threshold Marketing

UNC Asheville


UPM Raflatac

Venture Asheville

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

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

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


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