Information for Job Seekers in Buncombe County

April 20, 2020

COVID-19 has dramatically altered the world in which we live, and Asheville is no exception. For those who may have lost their employment and are looking for options during this time, we’ve compiled a list of resources and places that are currently hiring.

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting

Spherion Staffing & Recruiting, WNC’s highest rated staffing and recruiting company, has positions available at several essential businesses throughout the area. Their process is quick, easy and can be done online.  To apply, visit their website or text the word “JOBS” to 828-348-0390.

Express Pros

In the last month, Express Pros reports increased activity in cleaning projects, as well as in the manufacturing and distribution industry. Their hiring process can be done entirely remotely, and they are working to place applicants as quickly as possible.

Browse their job listings and learn more on their website.

Friday Staffing Services 

Friday Staffing Services works throughout the entire region of Western North Carolina; currently, they have positions open in Waynesville, Asheville, and Mills River for essential positions. Applications and interviews will be conducted over the phone.

Harmony at Reynolds Mountain 

Harmony at Reynolds Mountain is currently hiring for housekeeping, dining services, and receptionists. They are streamlining the hiring process to get new hires in the door quickly, as well as protective procedures to keep their Independent, Assisted, and Memory Care communities safe.

Learn more on their website.

The U.S. Census Bureau 

The Census Bureau still seeking applicants to help count the 2020 Census, and the positions are part-time, flexible, hourly, and don’t affect other benefit programs you may already be enrolled in. In Buncombe County, Census takers can expect an hourly wage of $19 per hour.

Learn more and begin your application here


Autobell is hiring and looking for assistance in reaching those individuals that may be looking for employment opportunities. They have implemented safety procedures that include hospital grade, EPA-approved disinfectant to keep customers and employees safe.

Bonus: There’s also a special deal for essential workers; first responders and government employees may can come in disinfecting services for free.


To ensure stores and the distribution center have the support they need, Ingles plans to hire more than 5,000 additional associates. Adding more positions is intended to provide relief to their current employees as well as have more helping hands for their enhanced cleaning standards.

Click here to learn more about job opportunities.

Earth Fare 

You may have heard that Earth Fare is back. It’s true, and they are currently hiring for the Westgate store’s reopening. They are opening applications down to department manager, and plan to restore the majority of the jobs that were lost when the store closed (so, about 100 positions). Earth Fare is expected to re-open this summer.

Interested in applying? Send them a message on Facebook or email

Hometrust Bank 

If you are looking for a job in banking and finance, Hometrust Bank is hiring. They currently seek applications for four positions: two Deposit Operations Specialists, a Director of Loan Review, and a Senior Accountant.

Read full descriptions of those positions and start your application on their website.

Premiere Nursing

Premier Nursing Academy trains candidates for entry-level healthcare jobs. Over the past month or so, we’ve been working with employers and government officials to continue to training essential nursing staff to overcome critical shortages.

Learn more about their expanded training programs online.


PrideStaff supports all types of industries in the Western North Carolina area. Currently, they are working closely with various essential manufacturing and distribution companies to fill open positions.  Their office is open and taking applicants by scheduled appointments only.  To apply visit or call 828-782-3392.

Need more support?

 NCWorks Career Center Asheville says there are more than 5,000 jobs listed within a 50-mile radius of downtown Asheville.  If you need more a greater level of support finding employment, they are available to help over phone and email, despite their offices being currently closed. They can help match job seekers with local businesses and provide resources and assistance.