Nearly 67 percent of surveyed businesses expected to grow their workforce over the next three years, representing up to 26,700 new jobs for the region. The manufacturing and hospitality industries anticipated the largest hiring booms — up to 7,556 and 6,618 jobs, respectively — but all sectors planned for at least some expansion.
“It seemed that the whole world was at war, and the tiny river kingdom of Asheville was neither exempt from the traumatic effects nor absent in playing an important integral part in its prosecution.”
If you’re looking for a new job, the Economic Development Coalition and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce want to help. They’re holding the 8th Annual Homecoming Job Fair Jan. 8 at the Davis Event Center in the WNC Agricultural Center.
Is North Carolina manufacturing dead? “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So said Mark Twain after hearing that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal.
After President Barack Obama’s visit earlier this week, an inevitable outpouring of attention from the national media followed. Here’s the facts — harsher and more fascinating — that they missed. Photo by Max Cooper.
Less than 24 hours after he delivered the State of the Union address to the nation, President Barack Obama delivered a 20-minute speech to about 200-300 people at Linamar Corp., where he emphasized the importance of manufacturing jobs in relation to building a stronger middle-class. (Photo by Max Cooper)
A year after Linamar made headlines with the announcement that it would set up shop in Asheville, the Canadian auto-parts manufacturer is expanding, adding 250 more jobs and $75 million in facilities and equipment.
Live Twitter coverage of tonight’s awaited economic development news from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.. Reportedly, the deal involves Canadian auto-parts manufacturer Linamar occupying the old Volvo plant, recently purchased by the county.
The Skyland Volvo plant will shut down on March 31, 2010, according to a press release from the Stockholm-based company. An estimated 228 employees will lose their jobs in a facility that the county and city were considering for millions in grants just a few years ago.
A raid by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at an Asheville-based defense contractor resulted in the arrest of 57 suspected-illegal immigrant workers, an ICE official told Xpress Tuesday afternoon.