EDC Announces 2010 Job Fair Employers

December 20, 2010

The 5th Annual Homecoming Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville.  Registration for the fair ended Friday, December 17, with 81 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend.  The job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries throughout Western North Carolina, including advanced manufacturing, financial services, health services, and hospitality.  Job seekers who participate in the 2010 Homecoming Job Fair will have the benefit of a one-stop opportunity to meet directly with representatives from many premier organizations in the region that are currently hiring or anticipate hiring in 2011.  The employers and resources participating in the event include the following firms:  

  • A.L. Odom, Inc.
  • AB-Tech
  • Advanced Business Equipment
  • Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.
  • Aeroflow Healthcare
  • Aflac Insurance
  • American General Life and Accident
  • APAC- Atlantic, Inc.
  • arvato digital services
  • Asheville Savings Bank
  • AUTOBELL Car Wash
  • AvL Technologies
  • BB&T
  • BorgWarner Turbo Systems
  • Carolina First Bank
  • Carolina Information Technology Resource Corp.
  • Citizens Fuel dba Citistop Stores
  • City of Asheville
  • Clement Pappas
  • Comforce Staffing Services
  • Continental Automotive Systems
  • CPU2
  • Dowis Project Management
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Excelsior Packaging Group
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Festiva Adventure Club
  • Find Great People
  • Flint Group
  • Fontana Village Resort
  • Friday Staffing Services
  • General Electric- Aviation
  • Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • HomeTrust Bank
  • I.B.E.W.
  • Interim Healthcare
  • Irene Wortham Center
  • J. Crew
  • Jan-Pro of the Western Carolinas
  • Kearfott Corporation- Motion Systems Division
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Mission Hospitals
  • North American Roofing Services, Inc
  • North Carolina State Highway Patrol
  • Nypro Asheville
  • PalmerWahl Instruments
  • Pardee Hospital
  • Park Ridge Health
  • Plasticard-Locktech International
  • Power Home Technologies, Inc.
  • Precision Products of Asheville, Inc.
  • Premier Solutions International
  • Primerica Financial Services
  • Reich, LLC
  • Silver- Line Plastics
  • Sitel
  • Smoky Mountain Machining
  • Team Daniel LLC
  • The Family Health Center
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPM Raflatac, Inc.
  • Waterford Learning At Home
  • Western and Southern Financial Group

Job Seeker Resources

  • ABCCM Veterans Employment and Training Services
  • Alliance Tractor-Trailer Training Center
  • Clear Channel Asheville
  • College Foundation of North Carolina
  • Goodwill Industries of NWNC- Career Connections
  • Jane Falter Enterprises
  • Jobbitz

JobLink Career Centers

  • LocalJobs.com
  • Media Arts Project (MAP)
  • Meet the Geeks
  • Mountain Area Workforce Development Board
  • NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Toastmasters International
  • WNCHRA Resume Review and Job Search Coaching

Please visit the event website, www.HomecomingJobFair.com, to learn more about the employers and positions being showcased.  Applications will be taken on-site for specific employers and job seekers are invited to bring their resume for distribution.  

"As our community continues to emerge from recession, we are looking forward to this opportunity to connect regional business to talent, to connect our workforce to employment, and to promote the diversity of career opportunities in Asheville.  In the past five (5) years, the Homecoming Job Fair has come to represent our regional collaboration to make the Asheville area a great place to live, build a career, and grow a business,” stated Clark Duncan, Director of Business and Industry Services at the Chamber’s Economic Development Coalition.  The December event marks the largest employer participation in the history of the Homecoming Job Fair.  

Event Sponsors: AB Tech, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, AdvantageWest, Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County,  ClearChannel Asheville, Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Mountain Xpress

Event Partners:  Advanced Business Equipment, American Water Care- EcoWater, Biltmore Square Mall, Blue Ridge Community College, Buncombe County Government, CAYLA- City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, LocalJobs.com, Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, NC Employment Security Commission, NC JobLink Career Centers, Widget Works- Maker of the E-Board

For more information about the event, please visit www.HomecomingJobFair.com or contact Clark Duncan at the EDC 828.258.6134.