TODAY: 100+ employers to appear at Asheville Chamber Career Fair

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With more than 100 employers seeking to fill around 4,500 positions, Asheville-area job seekers will have many opportunities to advance their careers in the new year at the 10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, in the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

“The participating companies are looking to hire for an estimated 4,500 positions available around Western North Carolina in 2016,” reads the press release. “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, and, at the fair, a mobile app will be available to easily locate employers at their booths.

Two professional development seminars will also be held for job seekers attending the fair: “Get Ready, Get Set, Go, Jobs at 40+” and “Encore Entrepreneurship,” both held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will be accepting applications at the event.

The employers and resources available at the fair will include:

  • @WORK Personnel
  • A-B Tech Community College
  • A New Hope Home Care
  • AARP
  • Adecco Staffing
  • Advance Trucking Institute
  • Advanced Business Equipment
  • Aeroflow Healthcare
  • Aflac
  • 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
  • Avon
  • Baldor Electric Company
  • BB&T
  • Biltmore Farms, LLC
  • Biltmore Forest Country Club
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Bojangles of WNC, LLC
  • Carolina Placement Incorporated
  • Charter Communication
  • Chimney Rock Management, LLC
  • Cintas
  • 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
  • HomeGauge
  • HomeTrust Bank
  • HTI Employment Solutions
  • IBEW Local 238
  • iHeart Radio
  • Ingles Markets
  • Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
  • Linamar
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement
  • Manpower
  • 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
  • PLI
  • Premier Home Health Care Services
  • Printpack Medical
  • Rainbow International of Asheville
  • Raising Awareness of Manufacturing Possibilities
  • Reservation Services International
  • RGIS
  • 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
  • UniFirst
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Venture Asheville
  • Waffle House, Inc.
  • Wendy’s
  • Western Carolina University Graduate School and Programs at Biltmore Park
  • YMCA of Western North Carolina


“Skilled talent is in demand for our area employers,” said Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition, in a press release. “The annual Homecoming Career Fair remains a critical recruiting event that matches our skilled workforce with high quality, good paying career opportunities [at] many of the region’s top companies.”

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


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