Asheville, NC – The 7thAnnual Homecoming Job Fair will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville. Registration for the fair ended Friday, December 21, with 82 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 2013 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 2013. As an added benefit, this year’s job fair will include seminars and resume reviews for area job seekers. The employers and resources participating in the event include the following firms:
Advanced Business Equipment
Amcor Flexibles Asheville
Asheville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville Radio Group
Asheville Savings Bank
Biltmore Farms, LLC
Blue Ridge Metals Corp.
Chimney Rock Park
chloe + isabel
City of Asheville
Clean Streak, Inc.
Defender Services, Inc.
Express Employment Professionals
Four Seasons Compassion for Life
Friday Staffing Services
Guthy|Renker Fulfillment Services
HomeGauge Home Inspection Software
Ingles Markets, Inc.
Irene Wortham Center
J. Crew Group, Inc.
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
Mountain Area Health Education Center
National Wiper Alliance
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Oskar Blues Brewery
Paramount Kia of Asheville
Park Ridge Health
Phenix Research Products
Premier Solutions International
Primerica Financial Services
Prudential Lifestyle Realty
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Silver- Line Plastics Corporation
Smoky Mountain Machining, Inc.
The Family Health Centers
The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
Thermo Fisher Scientific
UPM Raflatac, Inc.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
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. As applications will be taken on-site for specific employers, job seekers are encouraged to bring their resume for distribution.
"In the past seven years, the Homecoming Job Fair has proven to be a successful regional collaboration to make the Asheville area a great place to live, build a career, and grow a business. As the largest recruitment event in Western North Carolina, we look forward to this opportunity to connect regional businesses to talent, to present our workforce to employment, and to promote the diversity of career opportunities in Asheville,” stated Ben Teague, Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition.
The Economic Development Coalition is grateful to its generous sponsors and partners that provided support for the 7thAnnual Homecoming Job Fair.
Presenting Sponsor: SunTrust
Media Sponsor: Asheville Citizen-Times/CareerBuilder
Event Sponsors: Asheville Radio Group, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, ClearChannel Asheville, Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, EcoWater Systems, Progress Energy, Printville and Signarama.
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 Tim Lampkin at the EDC, at 828.258.6128.
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 AVL 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.