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Labor agency hosts $17-20/Hour and Beyond Job Fair Thursday

FLETCHER — Mountain Area Workforce Development will hold a $17-20/Hour and Beyond Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Expo Building, 775 Boylston Highway, Fletcher.

The entrance to the Expo Building is located across from the Asheville Regional Airport at Gate 5. The job fair will feature more than 90 local employers who are offering more than 2,000 jobs paying $17-20 an hour or more.

Employers are in a “talent war” to attract the best candidates as the region’s unemployment rate is 2.5 percent and this job fair is an opportunity to highlight many of the best career opportunities in Western North Carolina.

Participating employers include Altec Industries, Anderson Automotive Group, Asheville City Schools, Biltmore Company, Biltmore Farms LLC, Benton Roofing, Buncombe County Government, Buncombe County Schools, city of Hendersonville, ConMet, Cummins Meritor, Eaton, Elkamet, Epsilon, Gentry Service Group, Givens Communities, Harrison Construction, Henderson County government, Ingles Markets, IPEX, Linamar North Carolina, MB Haynes, Mission Health, N.C. Department of Public Safety, N.C. State Highway Patrol, State Veterans Home, Printpack Medical, Reich LLC, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Western Carolina University, YMCA of Western North Carolina, Young Transportation and many more. Visit to see the list of participating employers.