6,000 jobs up for grabs at Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce job fair Jan. 7


Time to spruce up that resume. Press release here:

Job seekers with a New Year’s resolution of advancing their career in 2015 can start with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Homecoming Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Presented by The Omni Grove Park Inn, the job fair will be held at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

With nearly 100 employers and job seeker resources slated to attend, Western North Carolina’s largest annual job fair will showcase regional employment opportunities in growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, health services, technology, financial services, and hospitality.

New Belgium Brewing will kick off its Asheville hiring process at the Chamber’s job fair and will be hiring for about 50 positions throughout 2015 for its new brewery in West Asheville and its distribution center in Enka-Candler. Also new in 2015, Venture Asheville and a handful of high-growth tech and startup companies, including BuildFax, RISC Networks, Hot Wax and Trunk Media, will be represented and seeking talent to hire. For job listings, visit the job board at VentureAsheville.com.

In total, participating companies will be looking to fill an estimated 6,000 positions available in the region. Information on participating employers is currently listed online at www.HomecomingJobFair.com. Additionally, a mobile app will be available for download and use at the event to easily locate employers at their booth locations.

As an added benefit, the job fair will include career seminars sponsored by AARP for area job seekers at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. titled, “Life Reimagined for Work: Are you 40+ and wanting to find work or make a career change?” Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes for distribution, as many employers will accept applications at the event.

Participating employers and job seeker resources include the following:

@WORK Personnel

Adecco Staffing

Advance Trucking Institute

Aeroflow Healthcare


American Security of Greenville

Army Strong Community Center


Asheville Citizen-Times

Asheville Outlets

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community

College Asheville Savings Bank Avon Incorp.

Baldor Electric Company

Bayada Pediatrics


Biltmore Farms Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Metals Corp.

Bojangles of WNC

Carolina Information Technology Resource Corporation (CITRC)

Charter Communications

Chimney Rock Management

City of Asheville

Clean Streak

Comforce Staffing Services

Continental Automotive

Deltec Homes

Disability Partners

Express Employment Professions

Flint Group

Friday Staffing Services

Golden Living – Asheville

Goodwill Industries NWNC

HomeTrust Bank

Hunter Automotive Group

Ingles Markets



Juice Plus+ Company

King Bio

Land of Sky Toastmasters

Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville

Linamar North Carolina


Lowe’s Home Improvement

Mars Hill University

Massage Envy

MB Haynes Corporation


Meet the Geeks

Mission Health

Montreat College

Mr. Rooter Plumbing

NC National Guard Family Programs

NCWorks Career Center

New Belgium Brewing

North Carolina Highway Patrol

Northwestern Mutual

Nuclear Fuel Services

Origami Owl

Pardee Hospital

Plasma Biological Services




RHA Health Services

Silver-Line Plastics Corporation

Sitel Operating Corporation

Smartrac Technology Fletcher

South College

Sunshine Employment Resources

The Omni Grove Park Inn

Thermo Fisher Scientific


Trout Insurance Services


Turning Point Services

U.S. Cellular

UNC Asheville

United Security Incorporated

Venture Asheville

Veteran Services of the Carolinas


Waffle House

Western Southern Life

Woodmen of the World Life Insurance





Das Drew January 1, 2015 - 1:11 am

Job Fairs are neither productive or results-oriented. Unless you like going home frustrated at feeling silly enough to attend.

name witheld upon request December 30, 2014 - 9:09 pm

If AVL is the “high tech” job center the Chamber claims it (and themselves) to be why is there not an online presence for folks to upload their resume (or fill out a standard application) that would be accessible to all these employers who claim to be hiring…seriously?

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