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Labor agency hosts $19/hour 'Work-Life Balance Job Fair'

Mountain Area Workforce Development will host a Work/Life-Balance Job Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at the WNC Agricultural Center Expo Building (Gate 5), 775 Boylston Highway, Fletcher.

The Gate 5 entrance is located across from the Asheville Regional Airport. This job fair will feature over 90 local employers who are offering flexible scheduling, education & training support, paid leave, health, and wellness benefits as well as many other opportunities to help employees enjoy a work-life balance. This job fair will also feature over 2,000 jobs paying more than $19 per hour. To learn more visit Work Life Balance Job Fair Mountain Area Workforce (

Employers are in a “talent war” to attract the best candidates and this job fair is an opportunity to highlight many of the best career opportunities in Western North Carolina. Participating employers include A-American Electric, Advanced Superabrasives, AdventHealth Hendersonville, Anderson Automotive, Asheville City Schools, Biltmore Company, Biltmore Farms LLC, Buncombe County Government, City of Asheville, Eaton, Elkamet, Four Seasons, Gentry Service Group, Givens Communities, Glatfelter Industries, Harrison Construction, Henderson County government, Ingles Markets, Katie Button Restaurants, Kimpton Hotel Arras, Kyocera International, MB Haynes, Mills Manufacturing Corporation, MAHEC, NC Department of Public Safety, Raumedic Inc, Reich LLC, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Survival Innovations, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Wilsonart, YMCA of Western North Carolina and many more.

This job fair follows the successful “$19 per Hour and Beyond Job Fair” which both attracted over 300 job seekers. To increase awareness of the many career opportunities in the region and the benefits employers are offering we are highlighting work-life balance. Recent surveys show that as many as 60 percent of job seekers say a poor work-life balance is a dealbreaker when considering a new job.

To participate employers must offer benefits that promote a work-life balance. There is no cost for employers or job seekers to participate. Lunch will not be provided but snacks and drinks will be offered to employers. There will be an employer networking event at 10 a.m. prior to the job fair. Ingles Markets will be sponsoring the breakfast for the networking event.