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Workforce agency hosts $17/hour and up job fair

Mountain Area Workforce Development is holding a $17 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher.

The Virginia Boone Building is located across from the Asheville Regional Airport on N.C. 280. The entrance to the job fair will be off of N.C. 280 at Gate 5. The job fair will feature more than 70 local employers who are offering thousands of jobs paying $17 an hour or more.

Participating employers include AB Tech, Advent Health Hendersonville, Air Vent Exteriors, Altec, Asheville ART Transit, City of Asheville, City of Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Community College, Borg Warner Turbo Systems, Bright Farms, Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Canvas Prints, Diamond Brand Gear, DUNCHA, Eaton, Emerge Ortho, Emory Electric, Express Employment Professionals, Flint Group, Friday Staffing Services, GF Linamar, Henderson County Government, Hickman Edge Systems, Ingles Markets, Jabil Healthcare, KDS, Kearfott, Kimberly Clark, Kyocera, Labor Finders, Lassonde Pappas & Co., Linamar, Mainetti, MB Haynes Corporation, Meritor, Mission Health, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), Mission Health, Norafin, Omni Grove Park Inn, Pardee UNC Health Care, Putsch, Raumedic Inc., Selee, Silverline Plastics, Smoky Mountain Machining, Snow Creek Landscaping Services, Spherion, Survival Innovations, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UPM Raflatac, US Army, Virtelle Hospitality, Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA), Wilsonart, WORX Healthcare Staffing and many more.

To participate employers must offer at least one position paying $17 an hour or more. Most participating employers have many positions available paying $17 per hour or more. There is no cost for employers and job seekers to participate.