Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Employer Registration open for 8th Annual Homecoming Job Fair

Employer registration for the 8thth Annual Homecoming Job Fair is now open! The event will be held at a new location, the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   This new location will provide larger booth space and enhance existing benefits to featured employers while providing a new energy for the event to continue to thrive.  The Economic Development Coalition and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce partner annually with numerous workforce and industry allies to promote employment opportunities in advanced manufacturing, health care, hospitality and other growth industries in Western North Carolina.  Through various media outlets residents, students, graduates and former residents will be encouraged to attend this one-stop opportunity to meet directly with representatives from companies that will be hiring in 2014 or organizations promoting awareness to potential future employees.

"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 eight 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 Tim Lampkin, Director of Business Retention & Expansion at the Chamber’s Economic Development Coalition. 

Chamber members will receive a discounted registration fee.  To register your company or for more details please visit the event website, http://www.homecomingjobfair.com/.

Event Sponsors: Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Linamar, Montreat College, Printville, SunTrust, Progress Energy, Asheville Radio Group, Clear Channel Asheville and Signarama of Asheville

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