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!

What’s Next?

Interest Form

Complete our simple interest form to connect with us to learn more.

Guaranteed Interview

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.

Job Retention

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.