Inclusive Hiring Partners (IHP) is a resource to close the opportunity gap by connecting Buncombe County residents experiencing significant barriers to employment with available jobs in growing industries.
Currently, there are over 60 organizations participating in Inclusive Hiring Partners. We are community-based organizations providing wraparound social services and employers offering living-wage jobs and supportive work environments. Local employer partners are in manufacturing, health care, construction, and local government industries and range from multinational companies with hundreds of local employees to small, family-owned businesses. All employer partners offer guaranteed interviews. By connecting to Inclusive Hiring Partners, you’ll be connected to free support and mentors. Get started on a rewarding career path!
When you see a job opening that looks interesting, we work with you to set up a guaranteed interview. Interviews are a great way to learn more about the work culture, job responsibilities, and other employment opportunities to find the right fit for you.
After you accept a job offer, we will continue to stay in touch to ensure that the onboarding process is successful for both you and the employer, while also gaining feedback about your experience. Additionally, we have financial assistance funding available.
Continuing Education & Certificates
We have training partners that offer short-term training and certificate programs that help you develop the skills needed for job readiness. Also, some employer partners offer paid training or apprenticeship opportunities. For more information and how to apply, contact the Point of Contact on front of page.
Meet employers at our community hiring event
Are you interested in exploring well-paying opportunities with local Inclusive Hiring Partners employers? Join us Saturday, June 3 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the YWCA of Asheville for the next Inclusive Hiring Partners Community Hiring Event, where you can meet employers ready to hire, explore community resources, and have some family fun! We’ll have Inclusive Hiring Partners employers on site, a photographer to take free headshots for your LinkedIn profile, and activities for kids and families. A YWCA volunteer will also be on site to help with child care for parents interested in exploring career options. Mark your calendars and bring your friends!