EDC Announces Employers for 2013 Homecoming Job Fair

December 28, 2012

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


AFLAC Insurance

Amcor Flexibles Asheville


Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville Radio Group

Asheville Savings Bank

AvL Technologies


Biltmore Farms, LLC

Blue Ridge Metals Corp.

Chimney Rock Park

chloe + isabel

City of Asheville

Clean Streak, Inc.

ClearChannel Asheville

Defender Services, Inc.

Deltec Homes

Disability Partners

Eaton Corporation


Express Employment Professionals

Flint Group

Four Seasons Compassion for Life

Friday Staffing Services

GE Aviation

Givens Estates

Guthy|Renker Fulfillment Services

HomeGauge Home Inspection Software

HomeTrust Bank

Ingles Markets, Inc.

Irene Wortham Center

J. Crew Group, Inc.

King Bio


Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.

Mission Health

Mountain Area Health Education Center

National Wiper Alliance

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

Nypro Asheville

Oskar Blues Brewery

Paramount Kia of Asheville

Pardee Hospital

Park Ridge Health

Phenix Research Products

Plasticard-Locktech International

Premier Solutions International

Primerica Financial Services

Progress Energy

Prudential Lifestyle Realty

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Silver- Line Plastics Corporation


SMARTRAC Technology

Smoky Mountain Machining, Inc.

SunTrust Bank

The Family Health Centers

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

Thermo Fisher Scientific

UNC Asheville

UPM Raflatac, Inc.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Waffle House, Inc.



Job Seeker Resources

  • ABCCM Veterans Employment and Training Services
  • Advance Trucking Institute
  • Alliance Tractor-Trailer Training Center
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
  • Career Transitions and Certified Resume Writer
  • Employment Security Commission
  • Goodwill Industries of NWNC- Career Connections
  • JobLink Career Centers
  • LocalJobs.com
  • Mars Hill College
  • Meet the Geeks
  • 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. 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.