Project Fresh Start offers one-stop resource for job seekers on Saturday

Press release from Buncombe County Government:

Job opportunities are near an all-time high, and Buncombe County wants to help anyone looking to take advantage of the current market by increasing access to employment opportunities. With that in mind, we are excited to announce Project Fresh Start. “With increased opportunity for career mobility, Project Fresh Start will support people looking to grow into available careers,” explains Community Development Specialist Rasheeda McDaniels. “Through partnerships with existing workforce development programs, nonprofits, and local professionals, Project Fresh Start will provide free services aimed at preparing people for job interviews and hopefully the beginning of new careers.”

On Saturday, Sept. 17, Project Fresh Start will offer the following the follow resources free of charge:

• Free resume building and review
• Free shopping at an on-site professional clothing closets in a gender-inclusive setting
• Free professional headshots
• Free print-ready business card templates
• Free connections to existing professional career opportunities in Buncombe County

Labor experts with the Land of Sky Regional Council say Western North Carolina has about 20,000 job openings on any given day. Buncombe County wants to help you be prepared to tap into that opportunity and start a new career with competitive wages and benefits. Please consider joining us for Project Fresh Start.

Participating organizations

The following businesses and organizations will be on-site providing services and/or hiring for open positions:

• A-B Tech
• Buncombe County
• Goodwill Industries
• Stephanie’s Clothes Closet
• Buncombe County Emergency Services
• Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office

Only a handful of spaces remain. Please RSVP here if you plan on attending.

What: Project Fresh Start
When: Sept. 17 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Arthur Edington Center Education & Career Center, 133 Livingston Place, Asheville
Who: Project Fresh Start is open to anyone interested in participating, although space is limited
RSVP: Click here.

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