Asheville, NC – The 6thAnnual Homecoming Job Fair will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville. Registration for the fair continues through December 27, with 80 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 2011 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 2012. As an added benefit, this year’s job fair will also include seminars and resume reviews for area job seekers. The employers and resources participating in the event include the following firms:
Advanced Business Equipment
American General Life and Accident Insurance
American Recycling of WNC
American Zipline Canopy Adventures
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville Family Health Center
Asheville Radio Group
Asheville Savings Bank
AUTOBELL Car Wash
Baldor Electric Company
Carolina Information Technology Resource Corp.
City of Asheville
Comforce Staffing Services
Express Employment Professionals
Extreme Global Marketing
Find Great People
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Friday Staffing Services
Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
Guthy|Renker Fulfillment Services
Ingles Markets, Inc.
Irene Wortham Center
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville
Mills Manufacturing Corporation
North American Roofing Services, Inc.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Park Ridge Health
Premier Solutions International
Primerica Financial Services
Silver- Line Plastics
Smoky Mountain Machining
Sunshine Employment Resources
Systems Integration and Development, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UPM Raflatac, Inc.
Waffle House, Inc.
YMCA of WNC
Job Seeker Resources
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 the largest recruitment event in Western North Carolina, 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 six 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 Ben Teague, Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition.
Presenting Sponsor: SunTrust
Media Sponsor: Asheville Citizen-Times/CareerBuilder
Event Sponsors: Advanced Business Equipment, AdvantageWest, American Water Care- EcoWater, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, ClearChannel Asheville, Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, Mountain Xpress, Progress Energy, and The Biltmore Company.
Event Partners: A-B Tech , 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, and NC JobLink Career Centers.
For more information about the event, please visit www.HomecomingJobFair.com or contact Clark Duncan at the EDC 828.258.6134.
The EDC for Asheville-Buncombe Countyis a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions. The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment. The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Asheville 5 x 5 Campaign.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerceis a 2,000 member organization representing 86,000 employees. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Asheville Chamber works diligently to ensure that Asheville continues to prosper while also protecting the natural beauty of the area. In 2006, the Chamber moved to a new location and is now home to the 4,000 square foot Visitor Center which welcomes 200,000 visitors per year